May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Fourth Stage

With its long, street-level windows and cabaret seating, The Fourth Stage is the NAC’s home of discovery and community. The Fourth Stage offers an intimate setting, coupled with the National Art Centre’s exceptional sound and lighting. Every year it hosts hundreds of emerging music concerts, speakers, and community events.

The Fourth Stage is always general admission.

Technical specs and rental inquiries

Upcoming shows in the Fourth Stage


  • General admission 150


Fourth Stage is fully accessible for patrons in wheelchairs.

Dinner & Drinks

Bar is open inside the room. Non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks may be purchased.

1 Elgin
The National Arts Centre’s restaurant, 1 Elgin, is proud to showcase the fresh flavours and ingredients of Canada. Focusing on local seasonal ingredients, 1 Elgin’s menu is a culinary experience that indulges the senses. Experience our take on contemporary cuisine with dishes that will delight and engage you.

Equator Coffee
Equator Coffee Roasters is a local business that has been roasting, delivering and serving fresh, fair trade, organic coffee since 1998.  Their NAC location offers exceptional coffee, delectable treats, and iconic views of Confederation Square. Equator at the NAC is the ideal place to recharge and enjoy great coffee and company – on the way to work, as a meeting place, or before a show.

Drinks are permitted in all rental halls.