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National Arts Centre

1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada
+1 613-947-7000
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The new NAC is beautiful!

I am loving the new NAC! Of course the shows are excellent and the quality is unwavering. We have a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
Motown The Musical superb

We booked to see this amazing show as we always like to watch a show when we are visiting either... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
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1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-947-7000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am loving the new NAC! Of course the shows are excellent and the quality is unwavering. We have a subscription to a few series and I renew every year. In particular, the Broadway series has been very enjoyable. The new opera seating is excellent...More

Thank HappieKnadn
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We booked to see this amazing show as we always like to watch a show when we are visiting either Canada or the US from England. What a terrific show it was fantastic, the cast were amazing particularly the young man who played Michael Jackson....More

Thank jacqui43
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We went there in Spring for the Orchestra, Parker performs Brahms! The concerto stars slow, then get bigger and finally sounds majestic! I love Shubert is the softest and a masterpiece

Thank mother123458
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We attended one of the first performances in the newly remodelled centre. It was an evening dedicated to the late Oscar Peterson. The musicians performing his works were outstanding and the full house audience thoroughly enjoyed the performance. It was a great opportunity to enjoy...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Beethovan Symphony 9 with Measha Brueggergosman, Ottawa Chorus and Shallaway Youth Choir from St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador. All music was wonderful and the Shallaway Youth choir exceptional.

Thank Beth A
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Went to a show (26 Letters) last night, my first time at the NAC in a long time. The venue is in the final throes of its renovations and I think it will be spectacular once done. In the meantime, there are points of brilliance...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

A fantastic setting to see the superb performance from the cast & crew depicting how families were torn apart and the lasting legacy for First Nations people when children were taken to the residential schools. Very moving performance The venue was comfortable and easily located...More

Thank ruthauton
Reviewed 6 June 2017

A nice venue, but part of the problem with Ottawa is that due to its proximity to both Montreal and Toronto that it can get bypassed for cultural events. It is still worth going here if something of note is on, but it might require...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Show itself was above expectations, amazing. however the building and street were under construction making parking an issue and the womens bathroom at our end of the seating was shut down due to the renovations so by the time some went to the bathroom...More

Thank Amber M
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We came to Ottawa to watch a comedy show. The entrance to the Centre is under construction and has serious issues regarding bottleneck stairs, etc which in an emergency could cause serious safety issues. It was very disorganized trying to get to your seat, felt...More

Thank Sarah S
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