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Front of House/Usher services: Rentals includes a full complement of ushering staff. Usher and/or security staffing services beyond the normal complement are available at an additional cost.

Southam Hall

Southam Hall is the largest of our three performing halls. With 2,065 seats, it is an ideal venue for a variety of performances and events, including Broadway musicals, ballet, opera, musical acts, lectures, ceremonies, films, orchestral music and virtually any other entertainment or corporate event. Southam Hall has showcased numerous world class premier entertainment events including Opera productions, recitals, and Broadway musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, Spamalot, and Wicked.

Southam Hall has four levels of seating and each level has its own set of Boxes. The State Box located on the Mezzanine level is where visiting Royalty, heads of state or V.I.P. guests are seated.


  • Boxes: 200-250
  • Orchestra: 314
  • Parterre: 148
  • Mezzanine: 263
  • Ampitheatre: 263
  • Balcony: 263

Full seating chart

Babs Asper Theatre

The design of the Babs Asper Theatre, which has 897 seats, is ideal for plays, musicals, seminars, conferences, films chamber music and other musical events. The Theatre showcases the NAC's premier theatrical productions. The Babs Asper Theatre is an ideal venue for corporate seminars and presentations.


  • Balcony: 192
  • Front Orchestra: 87
  • Orchestra: 618

Full seating chart

Azrieli Studio

The Azrieli Studio has a capacity of 250-300. A wide variety of performances are presented in the Azrieli Studio and it is also used for corporate seminars and presentations.


  • General admission: 250-300

Fourth Stage

With a capacity of 150, the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage is our most intimate stage. Exceptional sound and lighting, as well as cabaret seating, offer our audiences an arms-length viewing experience. Every year, the Fourth Stage hosts hundreds of emerging music concerts, speakers, and community events. The room is available for rentals year-round.


  • General admission: 150