National Arts Centre

Black History Month

History. In the making! Performances, concerts, Black Out nights, a visual art commission by Jimmy Baptiste on the Kipnes Lantern, and much more! Come and celebrate Black History Month at the NAC.

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Step into the beat at BIG BANG 2023

Get ready for the ultimate musical adventure! The BIG BANG Festival is back with a burst of colourful festivities at a joyful decibel this winter. Tickets on sale now!

  • Vox Sambou, Waahli, Malika Tirolien video series

    Canada at jazzahead!

    Canadian musicians took centre stage in Germany at jazzahead! 2022 when Canada was recognized as the festival’s first-ever overseas partner country. Watch performance highlights of Canadian jazz artists.

  • Testing alt © Mariah Meawasige Makoose


    #ReconcileThis is a social media initiative to uplift and amplify Indigenous voices online by activating and sharing stories, languages, cultures and perspectives through provocative digital performances and conversations. 

  • Is God Is, Oyin Oladejo and Vanessa Sears © Elijah Nichols February 17

    Black Out nights at the NAC

    The February 17 performance of Is God Is has been designated a Black Out night, an open invitation to Black theatregoers so they can experience the energy of the NAC with a shared sense of belonging and passion.

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