Canada 150

Be here

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

Throughout the day, the NAC will be welcoming and secure. On July 1st, the NAC is encouraging patrons to travel light when coming downtown. Bags will be hand-checked at NAC entrances, and there will be a free coat check for large bags and strollers.

The NAC advises patrons to use public transit to travel downtown. Access to the parking garage will be open but limited. For more information go to the Plan Your Visit section.

Unisong Canada Day Celebration FREE Choral Concert - 630 Singers from Across Canada!
11:00 a.m. Canada Hall at the SHAW CENTRE, 50 Colonel By Drive
Entrance through the main doors on Colonel By Drive Only

Family activities starting at 11:00 am
5:00 pm and 6:45 pm - Ottawa Jazz Orchestra

Celebration Partners
Coca-Cola Canada

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

Exhibitions & installations

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!