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The Intermezzo Bar is open 1 hour prior to and during NAC performances in Southam Hall and the Theatre only. Non alcoholic and alcoholic drinks may be purchased. A selection of sandwiches and light meals may be purchased.
Latecomers will be permitted to reach their seats only during a suitable pause in the programme.
There is no official dress code for the National Arts Centre.
The National Arts Centre does not rent or lend its props or musical instruments to the public. The National Arts Centre does not offer a musical instrument repair service.
Auditions for the National Arts Centre Orchestra are posted on online as positions become available.
General auditions for English Theatre are held approximately once a year and are only open to residents of the National Capital Region. The NAC English Theatre only auditions actors living outside the National Capital Region for specific productions if and when required.
Photos and resumes can be sent year round to:
NAC English Theatre
PO Box 1534, Station B.
The National Arts Centre does not offer a baby-sitting service. Patrons can be reached during performances. Leave the Foyer phone number, (613) 947-7000 ext. 682, and seat location with anyone who may need to call.
For children shows, all patrons need a regular ticket.
For most other NAC shows, "Babes in Arms" tickets are available for children under two years of age. These tickets have no seat location indicated on them thereby permit a child to sit on a parent's lap. "Babes in Arms" tickets are the price of the lowest ticket sold in the hall for a particular event. If a child is using a seat, he or she will need a regular ticket.
For all non-NAC shows, all patrons will need a regular ticket.
Out of consideration for your fellow patrons, we ask that you limit the wearing/use of products with perfume when you are visiting us. Less is more... none is best! If you are experiencing an allergic reaction due to your seating location, please contact the House Manager about the possibility of a relocation.
Photographic and recording equipment is strictly prohibited inside the hall without prior written permission from the NAC; infringement of this rule can lead to immediate suspension of admission privileges.
During your visit to the National Arts Centre if there is something that hinders your enjoyment, please ask an usher to refer you to the Patron Services Supervisor on duty.