Street closures around the NAC during Ottawa Race Weekend
Canada 150

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Join us for two days of free activities as we celebrate Canada Day weekend and the grand re‑opening of the NAC.

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, and the opening of the NAC’s stunning new entrance and atrium, the NAC is offering a full weekend of free programming and activities.

Enjoy two free concerts in Southam Hall with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm on July 1, with additional performances and free family activities taking place throughout the weekend.

Celebration Partners
Coca-Cola Canada

Honorary Patrons Grand Re-Opening
The Honourable Hilary M. Weston and M.W. Galen Weston

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.

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Celebrating Canadian creativity in 2017

  • World Premiere


    This landmark NAC Commission pairs three of Canada's outstanding choreographic talents with three of the country's most exciting composers.

  • Fall 2017

    Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show

    A multilayered and entertaining saga with a rodeo vibe, loosely based on Buffalo Bill’s legendary outdoor travelling show.

  • Fall 2017

    Tartuffe on Tour

    As part of Canada's 2017 sesquicentennial celebrations, we will be taking English Theatre's most popular recent production, Tartuffe by east-coast comedy genius Andy Jones, back from whence it came!