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National Ballet of Canada

470 Queens Quay W | Walter Carsen Centre, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K4, Canada
+1 416-345-9686
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Sleeping Beauty is magnificent!

Saw this ballet recently and it was simply wonderful. Costuming was brilliant and the performance... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2018
amg954
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Toronto, Canada
Billed as "The Nutcracker", this Pageant is stunning in its own right- but no Nutcracker.

The set design and the costumes were eye-popping beautiful. The ballet is a series of... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2017
satipatipatti
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Saw this ballet recently and it was simply wonderful. Costuming was brilliant and the performance was exquisite. The Four Seasons Centre is a first-rate venue for the ballet and did not disappoint in any way. Tickets for this ballet are expensive but worth the cost...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2017

The set design and the costumes were eye-popping beautiful. The ballet is a series of well-choreographed ensemble dances. There were many festive special effects that worked, such as a dancing bear on roller skates and an amazing horse on stage (was it real or costume?)....More

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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

Went to an evening performance - so glad I could get tickets! Much appreciated the Ballet Talk by Peter Ottmann, the Senior Ballet Master, at 6:45 - well worth attending. He explained the ballet as ‘representation’ of a particular moment in Nijinsky’s life: his last...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Exquisite architecture and display. The whole experience was worth it. Superb performance. A must go place to enjoy the culture and history of the dancing arts.

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Reviewed March 20, 2017

I was looking forward to seeing this ballet and though visually gorgeous and with some very effective music, the choreography was a real let down.It felt very "50's TV" dancing. Insubstantial with lots of mediocre leaping about and running around that we've all seen a...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2017

Went to see the Nutcracker, a beautiful performance, the orchestra was magnificent, I enjoyed the entire performance. A great evening, a must-do activity in Toronto, no matter which ballet you see.

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Reviewed January 2, 2017

Though many may feel that ballet and opera are elitist and of no interest, how can you argue with an art form that has survived for a hundred or two hundred years? The National Ballet of Canada is a national treasure and something that everyone...More

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Reviewed December 12, 2016

My daughter and I enjoyed our first national ballet together. The Nutcracker is simply spectacular. WOW

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

I`ve loved ballet since I took some lessons as a child and the National Bellet of Canada never disappoints afficianados of this mode of dance. When I travel to Toronto I always check to see if there is a performance at The Four Seasons for...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2016

Several of us went to see their performance of the Nutcracker. It was absolutely magical, and our seats were quite comfortable. The only downside is the cost.. it can be quite prohibitive.

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Maija Sarkkinen S
May 31, 2017|
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Response from Canadianknowitall | Reviewed this property |
Hopefully you don't suffer from vertigo, as anyone who does would not be able to tolerate the height of Ring 5. Otherwise you will have a clear view from anywhere you sit except that it will be from a great height.
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Jo D
April 23, 2017|
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Response from Canadianknowitall | Reviewed this property |
When they go on sale, they normally do a family four-pack which reduces the cost of the tickets. The Nutcracker only plays in November,December and January as it is the Xmas period. I don't believe there is any age... More
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Kelly M
November 12, 2016|
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Response from skfamiliar | Reviewed this property |
You would be the dressed best people there. When I went a few years ago, everyone was quite casually dressed.
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