October 2020 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

National Arts Center

The Next Act

The Next Act outlines the NAC’s plan to lead and support the renewal of the Canadian performing arts sector over the next three years.

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Discover upcoming livestreams

Watch and listen on demand

Unexpected Intersections

A national celebration where arts, culture, and creativity intersect. Indoors, outdoors, and online – discover the world of arts and culture across Canada.

  • Spotlight

    Visiting Dance Artist Program

    Get to know Canadian and international dance artists who create works in a variety of genres and forms. 

  • Video series


    Prologue(s) is a series of eight original short theatre performances presented in Ottawa and Gatineau and taking place in front of a few willing and enthusiastic audience members.

  • livestream

    #DanceForth series

    Live performances presented by Canadian dance artists, both from the NAC Fourth Stage and from various centres across the country.