May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Learn and Engage

The National Arts Centre's Arts Alive provides outstanding programming and resources to help young people engage in the arts, including many free resources. Virtual workshops and performances from inspiring Canadian artists, pre-professional artist training and engaging free resources - it's all here. Whether you are in the classroom, at home with children, or preparing for a professional career as an artist, the National Arts Centre can help you bring the performing arts alive.

Current Programs

  • Hip Hop Theatre: Unlocking your creative mind through beats...

    virtual workshop with Omari Newton

      Grade 5 to adult Ages 10+

    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 elements of spoken word poetry, contemporary theatre, and … read more

  • Creating a Theatrical Time Capsule

    virtual workshop with Kristina Watt

      Grade 4–10

    In this interactive workshop, students will apply a blend of imagination and current life experience to write and perform one collective story: the story of youth, living now. Curriculum connections: language arts, … read more

  • Introduction to Acting and Performance

    virtual workshop with Kate Smith

      Grades 7–12 Ages 12+

    This workshop introduces participants to the most important tools an actor has at their disposal: their voice, their body – and their creativity. Learn the basics of how to make simple physical and vocal … read more

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