The National Arts Centre showcases professional Canadian and international performances and is the home of the world renowned National Arts Centre Orchestra. Excellent seating and acoustics allow appreciation of fine musical, dance and theatrical performances. The center also has a fine restaurant where you can have a meal before or after performances. The atmosphere is upscale and people generally dress accordingly.
This non-professional community theater has been producing plays since 1913; they are known for their high quality performances generated by a dedicated group of volunteers. Ottawa Little Theatre runs eight productions from September through May, and one popular musical production in the summer season. Tickets are reasonable and the atmosphere is relaxed yet highly professional for a community theater. Recent seasons have included everything from Noel Coward's Waiting in the Wings to John Bishop's The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.
One of the premier spaces in Ottawa, the Centrepointe Theatre has seen several extraordinary performances since its opening in the year 1988. Showcasing performances such as Little Women by the Orpheus Music Society, The Nutcracker and others, the theater has gained much popularity among drama connoisseurs. Centrepointe Theatre varied shows that appeal to people of all age groups and tastes, and is one of the quality entertainment destinations of the city.
Nestled in the Landsowne Park property, TD Place Stadium is a popular sporting arena in Ottawa. Operating since 1908, this arena went through major renovations in 2008 and boasts of accommodating up to 24000 spectators. TD Place Stadium is home to the famous soccer and football teams like Ottawa Redblacks and Ottawa Fury FC. A major sporting venue ever since its establishment, TD Place Stadium has been a host to CFL Championship game, 1976 Summer Olympics, under 20 FIFA World Cup. Besides sports, this place also hosts several concerts and has seen performance by some international names like the Rolling Stones, AC/DC and more.
Canadian Tire Centre, formerly the Scotiabank Place, is made for die-hard hockey fans. The arena is home to the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League, and hosts Canadian University Men's Basketball tournaments from time to time. Spread across 56,000 square meters (600,000 square feet), this huge arena is also popular for hosting music concerts by national and international artists. One Direction, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Ed Sheeran are a few of the many celebrities that have performed here.
Mayfair Theatre has entertained Ottawa audiences with alternative and mainstream films since long. The high ceilings, chandeliers and decorative balconies take you back in time, but digital sound and a big screen meet modern standards. The seats are a little uncomfortable and parking is challenging, but the theater is magnificent and most evenings it shows double features. Certainly, an economical and pleasant way to spend an evening at the movies.
Tucked amidst the premises of the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, the Rideau Room is an events venue and private functions facility that can seat up to 350 people in a reception-style set-up and 240 in a banquet-style set-up.This huge space is well decorated in pearly white furniture, table cloths, a red carpet and well ironed crisp curtains. The venue hostsgalas, ballroom events, conferences, weddings, birthdays as well as other social functions. The Rideau Room at the Sheraton Ottawa is a perfect option for those who want to throw lavish parties at reasonable rates.The Rideau Room is a non smoking room.
National Arts Centre - Fourth Stage is an intimate venue situated inside the popular performing arts venue, National Arts Centre. The excellent lighting, sound and seating facility makes this venue ideal for hosting concerts and cabarets. The intimate nature of this venue makes sure that even the people sitting in the last row won't be too far from the stage. Apart from concerts and cabarets, National Arts Centre- Fourth Stage plays host to many social and cultural events on a regular basis.
The National Arts Centre includes four venues made available for rental and include the Southam Hall, Babs Asper Theatre, The Azrieli Studio and the Fourth Stage. The 897-seat Babs Asper Theater is the perfect stage for drama, comedy or any genre of choice. The expansive stage combined with state of the art sound systems make it perfect for all theatrical events. The theater is home to the national English and French Theatre companies and is reserved for the best of productions. Apart from stage performances, the theater can also be used for corporate events such as seminars and meetings.
The National Arts Centre includes three halls made available for rental and include the Southam Hall, Theatre Hall and Studio Hall. The Southam Hal is the biggest of the three and can accommodate 2,323 guests. The hall with its space, design and acoustics is perfect for any sort of performance. It has played venue for a number of events including musicals, dance performances, concerts and even corporate events. It has seating at four levels and even includes a State Box where distinguished guests including heads of state and visiting dignitaries can occupy. For more information, contact the center directly or take a look round their website.