June 30, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

National Arts Centre

Arts Alive: The Stage is Yours!

The NAC's Arts Alive offers engaging digital programming, as well as a wide range of free resources, for schools and home learning. Learn more

Discover upcoming livestreams

Watch and listen on demand

1 Elgin now open!

Please join us for lunch or dinner by the beautiful Rideau Canal and welcome back to the best in Canadian fine dining!

  • Artistic Residencies

    Free Rein

    Want to gain a better understanding of the artistic process? The NAC supports artists from across Canada to develop their projects through creative residencies.

  • September 13-18, 2021

    Zones Théâtrales

    Zones Théâtrales is a biennial event whose mandate is to provide a showcase and meeting point for professional theatre from Francophone communities across Canada and Quebec.

  • announcement

    Our plans for reopening

    The NAC is planning to safely welcome live audiences back for a 2021–2022 season filled with exceptional performances by a wide range of diverse artists.

Home of the NAC Orchestra

Music is a universal language that gives voice to humanity past and present and through which we celebrate diversity, inclusivity, excellence and collaboration. Explore the orchestra