October 22, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Arts Alive

The stage is yours.

The stage is yours.

Family and youth programming

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

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School and Home Learning

The NAC helps students and teachers across Canada bring the performing arts alive through workshops, performances, artist residencies and professional development.

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Pre-professional artists

For those of you aspiring to become professional artists, here’s your chance to work with artists, in specialized programs where you can gain first-hand training, mentorship and career guidance in the performing arts.

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Adult Learning

Expand your knowledge, ignite your creative spark, and dive deeply into the world of arts and ideas with our wide range of learning programs and resources.

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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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