Places to check out local theatre in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Monday, 11 February 2013 08:43
Those who are travelling to Ottawa likely want to get a taste for the local cuisine, nightlife and must-see attractions. Canada's capital has a great deal to offer, and travellers who love local theatre performances may want to check out a few venues that regularly showcase the talent of the city's arts community. Here are a few of the theatres that are offer various shows throughout the year in Ottawa:
National Arts Centre
This is one of the most well-known theatrical venues in the country, opening its curtains for the first time in 1969. Since the National Arts Centre (NAC) was established, it has brought in countless artists from all over the world to present an array of different performances over the years. The NAC has incorporated everything from classical music (the NAC Orchestra is headed by Pinchas Zukerman), English theatre, French theatre, dance, community programming and variety shows, and is certainly a place travellers will want to visit.
Savoy Society of Ottawa
Travellers who want to see a comical show should check out The Savoy Society of Ottawa, which performs at various venues across Ottawa every spring. They showcase comic operas of Sir William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan each year. The group is self-supported through ticket sales and donations and brings in high quality of performers that certainly put on a show each year.
The GOYA Theatre stands for Giving Opportunities to Young Adults, and its focus is to give young performers the chance to take part in main stage productions as well as participate in writing workshops and stage craft. The theatre aims to enhance community-based theatre in Canada's capital, and gives travellers a chance to see blossoming performers.
Great Canadian Theatre Company
Those looking top gain a new perspective on theatre will want to check out the Great Canadian Theatre Company. This venue prides itself on producing various shows that are both thought-provoking as well as engaging for the audience. Visitors are able to take part in the debate as a part of the performance.
Orpheus Musical Theatre Society
This theatre has been performing for more than a century, as it first opened its doors back in 1906. The Orpheus Musical Theatre Society aims to be the leader in the performing arts industry, especially when it comes to the musical components of a performance. It features three different musical full-stage performances each year, and has showcased nearly all of the major Broadway shows as well as some a number of Canadian premieres.