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Nature Nocturne

Feb 27, 2015
Canadian Museum of Nature



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March 2 - 20, 2015



Ottawa-Gatineau GOLFEXPO

March 7 - 8, 2015
EY Centre

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National Arts Centre

National Arts Centre


The National Arts Centre takes centre stage in downtown Ottawa. Situated next to the Rideau Canal in Confederation Square, a short walk from both Parliament Hill and Rideau Centre, this performing arts facility is the premier place in the city for an evening show. The bilingual centre presents an array of performances throughout the year. The National Arts Centre Orchestra, led by the Grammy Award-winning Pinchas Zuckerman, routinely teams up with some of the world’s best musicians for special concerts. And the Centre hosts a number of world-class bands, dance troupes, and theatre companies.


Fast Facts

  • The NAC presents full seasons of English Theatre, French Theatre, Dance and Orchestra.
  • In addition to in-house productions, the Centre plays host to variety and Broadway programming plus special festivals.
  • The Centre's Southam Hall seats 2,324 over four levels of seating; its Theatre Hall seats 897.
  • The NAC Orchestra's Music Director, Pinchas Zuckerman, has earned 21 Grammy Award nominations and two Grammy awards.
  • The NAC's Le Café restaurant overlooks the Rideau Canal and features Canadian Contemporary Cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere.

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