NAC Gala

Join us for an inspiring evening as we come together to celebrate and raise funds for Canada’s next generation of performing artists!

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    Support this year’s Gala

    Join us on November 1, 2023, for the 25th annual National Arts Centre Gala.  Proceeds raised through this year’s NAC Gala will be directed to  the NAC Foundation’s National Youth and Education Trust, which supports the NAC’s wide range of youth and education programs across Canada, including exceptional professional development opportunities for emerging artists in music, theatre, and dance. We invite you to join us for a sumptuous dinner and unforgettable concert, followed by an afterparty. Partnership Opportunities start at $15,000.

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    Join the Party!

    This evening is about coming together to celebrate and support Canada’s next generation of performing artists! Guests will enjoy an exquisite dinner, a concert featuring Renée Fleming led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, and a fun-filled afterparty. Join us in welcoming back approximately 400 guests, including senior Parliamentarians, corporate leaders, arts stakeholders and many others. Key benefits of this investment include exceptional corporate visibility and an unparalleled opportunity for hosting guests. Proceeds from this evening will support the NAC Foundation’s National Youth and Education Trust.

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

The Hill Times
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    Become a Sponsor!

    Sponsors benefit from significant corporate visibility and access to exclusive VIP hosting and networking opportunities. Please contact Malika Burelle at (343) 961-1829 or

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    Tickets to the NAC Gala

    Buy show and after party tickets here.

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    2023 Sponsors & Donors

    Thank you to our 2023 NAC Gala supporters.

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    Learn more about the Gala

    The NAC Gala was established in 1997 and has raised more than $14.5 million in support of the National Youth and Education Trust to date. Your support of this year’s NAC Gala will champion the next generation of Canadian artists through programs like: The Institute for Orchestral Studies, an apprenticeship program which prepares talented young musicians for successful orchestral careers; Le Collectif, which provides French-language theatre artists with the opportunity to work on a professional production led by experienced creators; and the Visiting Dance Artist Program, an immersive, individually tailored residency for Canadian choreographers.

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    25th NAC GALA

    This year's Gala is in honour of philanthropic leaders Janice and Earle O'Born.

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    Thank you to our NAC Gala supporters 2022

    The 24th annual NAC Gala raised more than $1 million in support of the Adrian Burns Fund for Women Leaders in the Performing Arts, a new fund that will help create opportunities for professional skills development in the performing arts for women.

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

Haley Ritchie, Metro