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We would like to recognize the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation, on whose traditional unceded territory the National Arts Centre is located. We gratefully acknowledge them as the past, present and future stewards of this land.
Discover sounds that will make you laugh, and rhythms that will get you dancing!
Have you ever explored the fascinating world of percussion instruments? … read more
Discover the rich world of opera through Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel!
Immerse yourself in the world of the voice: make vocalisations, explore the … read more
Artist and educator Omari Newton will teach students how to find their authentic voice and tell stories through an exploration of Hip Hop theatre. Combining … read more
Apprentice as a string musician with the world-class National Arts Centre Orchestra in the Institute for Orchestral Studies (IOS); find … read more
With a focus on enhancing secondary school music programs, the in-school workshop sessions provide music students with learning opportunities with the … read more
This workshop introduces participants to the most important tools an actor has at their disposal: their voice, their body – and their creativity. Learn … read more
Travelling from a distant frozen bank, three musician penguins are waddling along towards the North Pole for the holiday festivities.
In order to join … read more
This workshop is only offered in French.
What is object theatre? This artform, despite being unknown to the general population, is worth … read more
*Available Winter 2023*
Receive an artist in residence in your classroom!
The imagination knows no bounds. With it, we explore, we invent, we fly … read more
The Music Circle is a unique opportunity for students with exceptionalities to explore orchestral instruments and their sounds, while also developing their … read more
The prime objective of the competition is to encourage the pursuit of excellence on the part of young instrumentalists aspiring to orchestral careers. Each … read more
Hone your orchestral skills under the mentorship of the musicians of one of North America’s leading orchestras. This unique side-by-side program offers … read more
This delectable introduction to opera and lyrical singing is a treat for the eyes and ears!
Once upon a time – so ti do mi fa! – there were two … read more
“P is for Privilege” is an Anti-Bullying presentation for schools that encourages students to recognize and understand their own privilege. By … read more
Do you have an audition coming up? A public speaking engagement? A job interview? Want to learn the skills needed to hold their attention? Stand out by learning … read more
Your donations through the NAC's National Youth and Education Trust help the NAC provide learning and engagement opportunities for all — from young children in the classroom, to artists, to the lifelong learner.
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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