Family and youth programming

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

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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!

Current Programs

  • Creative Camp for Kids

      Ages 5-11

    Our week-long camps are the best way to spend the summer. There is plenty to see, hear, and do, with inspiration around every corner. Your child will sing, dance, act and laugh their way through fun-filled activities led … read more

  • Free

    Autorickshaw: Music of India, Made in Canada

    Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with Toronto-based trio Autorickshaw! This series includes a concert video, a downloadable teacher resource guide, a workshop for teachers, and a Q&A event for students.

  • video

    It's Our Time

    It’s Our Time celebrates the first-ever collaboration between the Shallaway Youth Choir and the NL Deaf Choir as they share and experience new possibilities for musical expression.

  • An off-the-road experience

    Ersatz

    Creative projects, videos, multiple resources and learning tools—that’s just a taste of what’s on offer for you to explore anytime, in the classroom or even in your living room

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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. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. 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.

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