Theater in Ottawa

National Arts Centre

The capital's premier performing arts complex delivers opera, drama, Broadway shows, and performances by its resident symphony orchestra. Freshly renovated, the modish complex stretches along the canal in Confederat…
Live Music in Ottawa

Irene's Pub

Friendly and funky, if a little grimy in the thick of a busy weekend, Irene's is the three-decade-old spiritual home for the Glebe neighborhood's artists and musicians. It offers live music, with a good line in Celt…
Spectator Sport in Ottawa

Canadian Tire Centre

Ottawa is a hard-core hockey town. It’s worth getting tickets to a game even if you’re not into hockey – the ballistic fans put on a show of their own. NHL team the Ottawa Senators play here, at their home ground, a…
Spectator Sport in Ottawa

TD Place Arena

You can watch the Ottawa 67's, a minor-league hockey team, at their home ground the TD Place Arena. You can also catch concerts, Ottawa Fury soccer club and the Ottawa Redblacks Canadian football team here.
Live Music in Ottawa

Rainbow Bistro

An oldie but a goodie: the best place in town to catch live blues. See live music here nightly in summer, with some sets starting as early as 3pm.
Cinema in Ottawa

ByTowne Cinema

Ottawa's indie heart has been screening independent and international movies for 70 years.
Cinema in Ottawa

Mayfair Theatre

Check out this art-house cinema which hasn't changed much since the early ’30s.