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Graduations Ottawa

It’s no mistake we are the preferred venue for graduations in the nation’s capital. We have been the leaders for the past 30 years by executing these events with a level of confidence that you have come to expect from the National Arts Centre. Having hosted annual graduation celebrations for the University of Ottawa, Le Cordon Bleu and Algonquin College, we are proud of our association with Ottawa’s best academic institutions. Imagine your graduates being welcomed at the grand entrance of Canada’s centre for the performing arts knowing that from the moment they walk through the front doors the night will be an unforgettable one.


  • Rooms accommodating 25*-300 with amazing views of Ottawa’s scenic core.
  • Central location, walking distance to the market, clubs, hotels, public transportation.
  • Various picturesque locations within and around the NAC for group photos or family photos to capture the magical moment.
  • Grand entrance with grand staircase to ensure your graduates and family experience that "red carpet Hollywood" feel.
  • A wide variety of exquisite and affordable menus including our brand new "all inclusive graduation packages" designed for every type of graduation.
  • Three halls (Theatre, Studio or Southam hall) are available for rental to ensure your graduation has a memorable larger than life experience. Imagine your students being called up to the stage to accept their awards * subject to a surcharge and availability based on first come first served.
  • 24 hour security on site.
  • Expert, personalized service so you can enjoy the party and have the time of your life.