National Arts Center

Everyone is welcome

Join us this Saturday in welcoming the grand procession of paddlers arriving on the Rideau Canal to officially open the Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival.

Algonquin dancer Josée Bourgeois , Photo: Ojibwe photographer Tracey Lynne

Discover what’s on

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 the Quebec Regions.

  • Indigenous Arts Festival

    With a season focused on themes of cultural reclamation, Indigenous women’s resilience and theatre as an artistic resurgence, we proudly claim space at the NAC with contemporary, traditional and culturally-specific Indigenous activities and events.

  • Festival Grand Entry

    This can’t-miss opening ceremony will draw thousands of spectators to the Rideau Canal to see the procession that officially opens Mòshkamo, welcomes the first season of Indigenous Theatre, and begins a new era. September 14th, 10am. Welcoming feast to follow.

  • Treemonisha is finally getting the reinvention it deserves

    Volcano Theatre’s powerful collaboration is the driving force behind bringing new life to Treemonisha, Scott Joplin's ground-breaking 1911 opera.