Family and youth programming

Ignite your creative spirit with the NAC’s engaging family programs and free digital resources.

Upcoming Events

In the spotlight

  • Enfance-jeunesse

    En famille with French Theatre

    A crowd of imaginations in full flight will take over the space and paint it in a thousand colours. Theatre is a big, beautiful, limitless dream!

  • Under 30

    Under 30? Get $15 tickets!

    We created Under30 to make it easier for you to bring your family to the NAC to enjoy amazing theatre, dance, and music.

  • NACO Family concerts

    NACO Family concerts

    Looking for a fun (and affordable) activity for your family? Bring the whole family to explore the wonders of music with NACO Kinderconcerts and Family Adventures concerts!

Current Programs

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More for the whole family!

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    Video on-demand

    Enjoy encore performances, exclusive interviews and special series captured on-stage, backstage and beyond.

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    NAC Podcasts

    Power your arts obsession with exclusive interviews, insights and artistic explorations of music, theatre and dance.

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    Arts Resources

    Explore the NAC’s free performing arts resources for teachers, students, families and the public, including curriculum guides, podcasts, videos, articles and more.

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Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. Arts Alive is generously supported by the Azrieli Foundation, the Government of Nunavut, Canadian North, Calm Air, The River Philip Foundation, The Turnbull Family Community Building Foundation, and The Thomas Sill Foundation. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.