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


  • General admission 150

Entering the Fourth Stage

Enter via the doors on Elgin Street, located to the right of the main entrance, just past the wall of windows and digital screens; just north of the Oscar Peterson statue.

Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your show starts, and have your digital ticket ready on your phone to enable contactless entry. Wait times for entry may be increased.

​Fourth Stage parking tips

The NAC parking garage is open, but you can’t access the NAC building or the Fourth Stage directly from the parking garage. We recommend parking in Sections K-L at the P2 level then exiting onto Elgin Street.

See an image of the parking entrance using Google maps.


Fourth Stage is fully accessible for patrons in wheelchairs.

Guests with mobility issues may choose to be dropped off at the Elgin St. layby, located close to the main entrance.

Dinner & Drinks

Bar service available for most events.

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.