NAC Gala

Join us for an evening in celebration of women artists and professionals in the performing arts!

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, November 5, 2022 for the 24th annual National Arts Centre Gala. After a two-year hiatus, we welcome you back to the NAC’s signature fundraising event! This year we will celebrate the place of women on Canada’s stages and pay tribute to the leadership of NAC Board of Trustees Chair Adrian Burns as a trailblazer in governance and volunteer leadership in the arts. Proceeds raised through this year’s NAC Gala will be directed to The Adrian Burns Fund for Women Leaders in the Performing Arts, a new fund, that will help create new opportunities for professional skills development in the performing arts for women. We invite you to walk the red carpet – join us for the pre-concert reception, an unforgettable concert, followed by a sumptuous dinner on the Southam Hall Stage, transformed for this special evening.  Become a supporter Partnership Opportunities start at $15,000. To learn more about how you can support the Gala, please contact Malika Burelle at (343) 961-1829 or

  • Join the Party!

    Join the Party!

    This evening is about coming together to celebrate the women artists and leaders that help make the performing arts possible! For the 24th annual NAC Gala, guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, performances by exceptional artists, and an exquisite post-concert dinner on our magical Southam Hall stage. Jann Arden will bring her legendary talent to the stage with our renowned NAC Orchestra. 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 Adrian Burns Fund for Women Leaders in the Performing Arts.

“ 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 Malika Burelle at (343) 961-1829 or

  • Tickets to the NAC Gala

    Cocktail reception and performance tickets.

  • Thank you to our Golden Gala supporters 2019

    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.

  • Learn more about the Gala

    Adrian Burns’ decades of service to the NAC have made an extraordinary and unparalleled imprint on the Canadian arts scene. In honour of Adrian’s legacy, The Adrian Burns Fund for Women Leaders in the Performing Arts will champion the development of women arts professionals and artists through initiatives that will create new opportunities for professional skills development in arts administration and 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