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National Arts Centre

Identification

National Arts Centre
NAC, Centre National des Arts
208414

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
modernism

Usages

institutional office
restaurant theater/opera

Facts

  • The National Arts Centre is the possessor of two organs built by the famous house of Flentrop Orgelbouw of Zaandam, the Netherlands. Both were gifts to Canada from the Dutch-Canadian community in appreciation of the role played by Canadian troops in the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945.
  • Officially opened on June 2, 1969, the National Arts Centre was one of the key institutions created by Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson as the principal centennial project of the federal government.
  • Features three different performance spaces: Southam Hall with 2326 seats, the Theatre with 967 seats, and the Studio with 300 seats.
  • Home to the internationally acclaimed 46-member National Arts Centre Orchestra.
  • The Centre also plays host to the Canada Dance Festival. In addition, the NAC is also an active partner in numerous regional and local festivals.

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Location

53 Elgin Street
53 Elgin Street
K1P
Centre Town
Ottawa
Ottawa
Ontario
Canada

Technical Data

44.62 ft
4
1
1968
1969
950

Involved Companies

Le Groupe Arcop

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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