National Arts Centre - Centre National des Arts

Concert Hall, Theater
53 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1
(613) 947-7000
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm


  • Your place in Ottawa to see Broadway shows on tour, as well as great locally-produced English and French theatre.
  • Buy tix from the box office on site to avoid online surcharges
  • Ladies & Gentlemen! PLEASE cut back on perfume and cologne at any of the events here! It makes some of our eyes tear up so we can't even see the stage! No Scents Is GOOD Sense! Thank you.
  • The MOST uncomfortable seats I've EVER sat in for any event, be it at a theatre, concert, etc.!? Be prepared! Seat Numbering system also very confusing and not very accommodating to Disabled Patrons.
  • Arrive early to get a good parking spot.
  • You can pre-pay your bar tab to get your drink automatically at intermission.
  • Make Christmas special with a yearly trip to the Nutcracker Ballet. Build memories with your children and grandchildren.
  • Great acoustics no matter where you sit.
  • Culture Days. Come by for tours, exhibits, performances, dance & stage-fighting workshops. Free all weekend.
  • Nice coffee, and good service
  • Did you know there are hatha yoga classes every tuesday from 12 to 1pm? Last floor of Southam Hall, 10$.
  • We saw Vigilante, a Rock Opera about the Black Donnellys of Southern Ontario. Wonderful acting, singing, and music. Highly recommended!
  • Snarky nasty ushers. Try a little courtesy next time
  • Saudi's bureau graduation class2015
  • Great shows!
  • Louise Lecavalier - So Blue
  • Great performing arts venue, students should take advantage of live rush tickets
  • Watch high school teams go head-to-head every year at the Canadian Improv Games National Festival in April (see for details).
  • One of the best live music venues and there is not a bad seat in the house. The ballet and musicals that they get touring in Ottawa are always exciting! A must if you visit Ottawa.
  • Heard great things about the 2014 lineup

Nearby places

50 Rideau St (at Colonel By Dr)
53 Elgin St (at Queen St)
44 Sparks Street (at Elgin St)