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The performing arts are nothing without an audience: the magic when we all come together to experience live music, theatre, or dance can’t be compared.

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Dancing the Land

Indigenous Theatre invited artists from coast to coast to coast to create brief digital works using the land as their source of inspiration. 

  • July 2-3, 2022

    For curious people of all ages

    The BIG BANG is making a comeback! The city’s most vibrant festival returns to Ottawa this summer, ready to rock every corner of the great National Arts Centre. For real!

  • Kipnes Lantern

    VideoVirus | General Idea

    During Pride month, catch AA Bronson + General Idea’s three-minute VideoVirus on the Kipnes Lantern. Every evening in June.

  • Summer programming

    All Together Now

    Gather round our stages and spaces for a truly spectacular collection of performances during our first-ever summer programming series. There are more than 200 shows, plenty are free, with something happening every day of the week.

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

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