April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
2020 recipient: Ryan Reynolds © Guy Aroch

2021 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards

2020 recipient: Ryan Reynolds © Guy Aroch
Special Events Music Theatre Dance
“...a star-studded, highly entertaining and smartly produced event...”   Toronto Star

Join us for a fun and elegant evening celebrating Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts, presented by Air Canada!  The event starts with a pre-show reception including complimentary wine and light canapés while you await the red carpet arrivals.  The awards tribute performance celebrating the 2021 laureates begins in Southam Hall at 8:00pm and features incredible guest performances and touching tributes.  Complimentary wine is offered during intermission.  The party continues post-show with a live band, dancing, and cash bar. Recommended dress is black tie and long dress/cocktail dress.

Your ticket includes:

6:30pm: Wine and Stella Artois Bar, with light canapés
7:00pm: Red carpet arrivals
8:00pm: Tribute performance
10:30pm: Instagram After Party with live band and cash bar


Tantoo Cardinal, Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award – Broadcasting & Film

Alexina Louie, Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award – Classical Music

Zab Maboungou, Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award – Dance

Catherine O’Hara, Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award – Broadcasting & Film

Florent Vollant, Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award Popular Music

Lynda Hamilton, Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts

Ryan Reynolds, National Arts Centre Award

For more information on the awards, please visit ggpaa.ca.
Follow the action: @GovGPAA  #ggawards

2020 recipient: Ryan Reynolds © Guy Aroch
2020 recipient: Catherine O'Hara © Caitlin Cronenber
2020 recipient: Tantoo Cardinal © Howard J Davis
2020 recipient: Alexina Louie © Bo Huang
2020 recipient: Zab Maboungou © Kevin Calixte
2020 recipient: Florent Vollant © Jean-Charles Labarre
2020 recipient: Lynda Hamilton © Alexsander Antonijevic