NAC Gala

Join us for a star-studded evening in support of the National Youth and Education Trust

This incredible evening hit a high note

Amoryn Engel, National Post
  • Support this year’s Gala

    Support this year’s Gala

    Join us on Saturday, October 5, 2019 for the 23rd annual National Arts Centre Gala. This event is the NAC’s signature fundraising event and a highlight of the Ottawa social season. Proceeds raised through the NAC Gala are directed entirely to the National Youth and Education Trust to help ensure the future of the performing arts in Canada. We invite you to walk the red carpet – join us for the pre-concert reception, an unforgettable concert, followed by a sumptuous dinner in the Canada Room, transformed for this special evening. Become a supporter Partnership opportunities begin at $12,000. To learn more about how you can support the Gala, please contact Haley Wolfenden at 613-947-7000, ext. 263 or

  • Join the VIP Party

    Join the VIP Party

    For the 23rd annual NAC Gala, guests will enjoy a spectacular performance with Alexander Shelley leading the NAC Orchestra along with Sarah McLachlan and other special guests for a star-studded affair that promises to be entertaining and glamorous in equal measure. Approximately 400 guests will be in attendance, including senior Parliamentarians, corporate leaders, arts stakeholders and other VIPs. Key benefits of this investment include exceptional corporate visibility and an unparalleled opportunity for hosting guests. 

“ of the top 10 must-RSVP events on Hillites’ social calendars where MPs, lobbyists, media, and staffers come out to play” 

The Hill Times - Power & Influence
  • Become a Sponsor!

    Sponsors benefit from significant corporate visibility and access to exclusive VIP hosting and networking opportunities. Please contact Karine Mayers at 613-947-7000, ext. 244 or

  • Learn more about the Gala

    Benefitting the National Youth and Education Trust. Investing in young Canadians through the performing arts.

  • 2019 Sponsors & Donors

    Thank you to our 2019 NAC Gala supporters!

  • Tickets to the NAC Gala

    Cocktail reception and performance tickets.

  • Thank you to our Golden Gala supporters

    The 50th anniversary Gala raised more than $765,000 (net) in support of the NAC’s youth and education programs across Canada. See photos from this incredible evening.

  • Education Stories

    Learn more about what is made possible with your support of the National Youth and Education Trust.

“...a star-studded event, attracting philanthropists and artists from both within the city and across the country.”

Haley Ritchie, Metro