The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams—the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety—and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada.
The NAC is located in the National Capital Region on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation.
Our 2020-2021 Annual Report highlights our collaborations with artists and arts organizations nationwide to lead and support the renewal of the Canadian performing arts.
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.
We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint and to playing a positive role in our community.
After an extensive national search that began in November 2017, the Board of Trustees of the National Arts Centre today announced that Christopher Deacon will succeed Peter Herrndorf as President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization on June 12, 2018.
The new NAC will include improved performance spaces, public areas for education and events, full accessibility for people with mobility challenges, and a magnificent glass atrium with a glittering entrance on Elgin Street.