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What’s Happening? November Events

November 1, 2023

The weather may be cooler, but these events are hotter than ever!

Decades of Bond

Decades of Bond is the Ultimate tribute to the incredible music of the James Bond Film Empire. This 13-piece show band is stacked with some of the finest musicians in North America including the fabulous Rebecca Noelle and Michael Hanna Sr on vocals. A powerhouse horn section and elegant string quartet soar gracefully over the driving rhythm section to deliver you some of the most remarkable music ever written for film!  

From ‘Thunderball’ to ‘Skyfall,’ you’ll be captivated when the curtain goes up.  

🍸Decades of Bond 

📍National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street 

📅November 9th 

⏰7:30 PM 



Between her stepmother and her two vain and selfish stepsisters, poor Cinderella has a hard life. However, a magic wand will change her destiny forever. With dazzling sets and costumes, this sublime ballet on pointe brings a touch of wonder and enchantment.  


📍National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street 

📅November 9th to November 11th 



You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

Don’t miss this exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy coming to Ottawa’s Original Downtown! 


📍National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street 

📅November 14th to November 19th 


Paul Brandt and Terri Clark

Two of Canada’s most dynamic country music artists and award-winning, chart-topping entertainers, Paul Brandt and Terri Clark embark on the co-headlining “Homecoming ’23 Tour,” – an intimate acoustic tour set. 

The multi-platinum selling Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductees, friends and accomplished performers known for their amazing live shows and vast number of hits will join each other on stage together for the first time in an intimate stripped back show, sharing the songs and stories that have shaped their illustrious careers. 

🤠Paul Brandt and Terri Clark 

📍National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street 

📅November 25th

⏰7:00 PM


HoliYay Market

Looking to start your Christmas shopping early? 

Johead to the National Arts Centre’s Atrium for the merriest craft market around. Expect a fantastic array of maker goods, crafts, uniquely designed goods, and much more!

🎄HoliYay Market 

📍National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street 

📅November 26th

⏰11:00 AM 


The Nutcracker 

The beloved Christmas classic is coming back to the National Arts Centre! 

A  single gift from Clara’s godfather kicks off an amazing adventure. When the enchanted nutcracker mysteriously comes to life during the night, the stage is set for a tale filled with charm, nostalgia and magic. 

From a battle with the fiendish Mouse King to the opulent kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy, the costumes, choreography and characters in this production are sure to enchant your eyes and your heart.  

🎄The Nutcracker 

📍National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street 

📅November 29th to December 3rd 


Worried about where you are going to park? Click here for a handy tool to find all the parking options and rates in the downtown!

Be sure to also visit our Events page to keep on top of everything going on this month in Ottawa’s Original Downtown!