Fourth Stage

Capacity 150 guests

The National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage is the 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 Fourth Stage is always general admission.


  • General admission 150

Technical overview

Standard Configuration

  • Stage width: 6m (20’-0”)
  • Stage depth: 3.6m (12’-0”)
  • Stage height: 0.5m (1’-6”)
  • Free height on stage: 3.6m (12’-0”)
  • Yamaha Baby Grand piano available
  • Meyer loudspeakers system

Ticketing information

Rental clients must use the services of the NAC’s Box Office and online ticketing system for all performances.  Ticketmaster is the exclusive online ticketing provider. The NAC acts as a liaison between the client and Ticketmaster. 

Rental rates

The base rental fee includes use of the venue for one day, use of technical equipment, box office services for setting up an event, and ushers services on the day of the event.

Other applicable charges include, but are not exclusive to:

  • Stage technical labour
  • SOCAN and Re:Sound tariffs for use of music
  • Credit card commissions


  • 1 day / 1 performance: from $900 to $2000 depending on the day of the week and technical requirements.

Labour overview

All technical work on stage must be done by NAC employees under the jurisdiction of the collective agreement with IATSE Local 471.

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