September 21, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.


Theatre Theatre classics Drama Canadian Storytelling
"Michael Frayn's tremendous play is a piece of history, an intellectual thriller, a psychological investigation and a moral tribunal in full session." Sunday Times

In-person event

NAC English Theatre Production

In recognition and thanks for invaluable donor support, NAC English Theatre and NAC Indigenous Theatre reserve a limited number of complimentary seats for designated preview performances. Often, before the evening’s preview, a member of the production’s artistic team gives insights into the creative process and invites questions from donors.

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, Drama Desk Award and New York Drama Critics Award for Best Play in 2000.

The Tony Award-winning Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two scientists to discuss the atomic bomb.

It is 1941. Nations race to perfect The Bomb, and two Nobel Laureates meet in occupied Denmark for a conversation that will change the course of history. German physicist Werner Heisenberg and his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr, had revolutionized atomic science in the 1920s, but now they were on opposite sides of a world war.

Critically-acclaimed since its premiere, Michael Frayn's riveting drama puts you in the heart of one of the greatest moral dilemmas of the 20th century.

The performance of Copenhagen on Thursday, November 4 is a preview. Tickets to this preview performance are all $15.

Copenhagen is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Performance is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission


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  • By Michael Frayn
  • Directed By Jillian Keiley
  • Featuring music from albums Solo Piano, Solo Piano II & Solo Piano III by Chilly Gonzales
  • featuring Allegra Fulton, Jesse LaVercombe, Rick Roberts
  • Designer Roger Schultz
  • Lighting Designer Itai Erdal
  • Sound Designer Don Ellis
  • Consulting Dramaturg Mikaela Davies