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Step into a world where wonders await in every corner of every hall. In the architecture and the applause. In the stories celebrated on our stages.

Explore the 2024-2025 Season

Meher Pavri with Neil D’Souza in Why Not Theatre’s Mahabharata (Shaw Festival, 2023). © David Cooper
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Together under the sun!

This summer, enjoy music, dance, theatre performances, and more. There is something for everyone, every day of the week!

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    Welcome, Henry Kennedy!

    The NAC Orchestra is delighted to announce that Nova Scotian conductor Henry Kennedy has been selected as its new Resident Conductor. The NAC Orchestra is delighted to announce that Nova Scotian… The NAC Orchestra is delighted to announce that Nova Scotian conductor Henry Kennedy has been selected as its new Resident Conductor.

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    Irresistible Neighbourhoods: Ottawa 2044

    For Irresistible Neighbourhoods volume 1, radio stories developed by emerging playwrights offer a glimpse into a possible Ottawa 20 years down… For Irresistible Neighbourhoods volume 1, radio stories developed… For Irresistible Neighbourhoods volume 1, radio stories developed by emerging playwrights offer a glimpse into a possible Ottawa 20 years down the road.

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    SPHERE: Listening to the Earth

    At the confluence of art, science, and nature, SPHERE is a unique series of events that invites you to explore the vital role of water… At the confluence of art, science, and nature, SPHERE is… At the confluence of art, science, and nature, SPHERE is a unique series of events that invites you to explore the vital role of water and rivers as a source of life, as a source of inspiration. 

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