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.
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.
The Gladstone Theatre is counted as one of the finest performing arts venues of Ottawa. Hosting a well-curated program of theatricals overlooked by a collaborated of several stand-alone theater groups, it served as the erstwhile venue for the Great Canadian Theatre Company. Remodeled as a striking Art Deco structure n the year 2008, it has played venue to some notable acts by local production firms like Same Day Theatre, Bear & Co., Black Sheep Theatre and SevenThirty Productions, among others.
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 Studio Hall being the smallest of the three can accommodate a crowd of 250 to 300. This intimate performance space is perfect for small scale productions as well as business seminars. The hall has superior facilities that are distinctive of all the Center's venue. The hall also serves as a theater venue for a small audience.