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  1. NAC English Theatre Presents Prince Hamlet Adapted from William Shakespeare and Directed by Ravi Jain - February 27 - March 9 Azrieli Studio

    February 15, 2019

    NAC English Theatre Presentation Prince Hamlet Adapted from William Shakespeare and Directed by Ravi Jain A Why Not Theatre (Toronto) Production February 27 – March 9, 2019 February 14, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “A fearless, imaginative reimagining of Hamlet that consistently challenges our perceptions.” – The Slotkin Letter When he learns his father’s... Read more

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  3. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY THROUGHOUT 2019

    January 30, 2019

    Programming includes an Open House on June 2, the BIG BANG festival, the NAC Orchestra’s European Tour and the launch of NAC Indigenous Theatre   OTTAWA, January 30, 2019 — The National Arts Centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 with an array of special programming and activities that includes a public Open House on June 2, 2019 – exactly 50 years to the day... Read more

  4. The French Theatre presents: Le songe d’une nuit d’été

    January 30, 2019

    “This re-reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is fresh, lively, quite sexy, and most important, hilarious.” Geneviève Bouchard, Le Soleil, 21 janvier 2017 (transl.)   January 30, 2019 – OTTAWA – A romantic romp in an enchanted forest on a midsummer night. Shakespeare at his most comical, imaginative and agile. A lively and energetic re-telling... Read more

  5. NAC English Theatre Presents THE WEDDING PARTY Babs Asper Theatre January 30 - February 9

    January 23, 2019

    NAC English Theatre Presentation The Wedding Party by Kristen Thomson based on the characters created by Trish Lindström, Tony Nappo, Moya O’Connell, Tom Rooney and Bahia Watson Directed by Chris Abraham A Crow’s Theatre (Toronto) and Talk is Free Theatre (Barrie, ON) Production January 30 – February 9, 2019 January 16, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “What... Read more

  6. CITY OF OTTAWA PROCLAIMS “NAC ORCHESTRA COMMUNITY WEEK” AS THE ANNUAL, HALLMARK OUTREACH PROGRAM BEGINS

    January 21, 2019

    The annual community collaboration reaches hundreds in the NCR through side-by-side workshops and concerts in schools, hospitals and senior living centres. OTTAWA — The annual NAC Orchestra Community Week begins today. To mark the occasion, Mayor Jim Watson has proclaimed January 21st to 27th NAC Orchestra Community Week in Ottawa. The program’s mission is to reach students, youth,... Read more

  7. The French theatre presents: Hamlet_director's cut

    January 16, 2019

    January 30, 31, February 1, 2 at 8 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio Performed in French only with no English surtitles “In a remarkable visual twist, director François Blouin surrounds Marc Beaupré’s Hamlet with eerie spectres, not just of Hamlet’s father, but of Claudius, Gertrude, Ophelia and so on.” Jim Burke, Montreal Gazette, April 7, 2017... Read more

  8. THE TWELVE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE IN 2018

    December 14, 2018

    December 14, 2018– OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre enjoyed an extraordinary and highly successful 2018. It included extraordinary performances on our stages, collaborations with arts organizations across Canada, the appointment of a new President and CEO, and dozens of events in the NAC’s beautiful and extremely popular new public spaces. As the NAC prepares to... Read more

  9. A CALL TO FUTURE CLASSICAL MUSIC STARS: APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE NAC ORCHESTRA’S YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM

    December 4, 2018

    The 2019 Edition of the Program marks 21 years of nuturing young musical talent from Canada and abroad. Applications close on February 4th, 2019. December 4, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) — Starting on Saturday, December 1st, the National Arts Centre Orchestra began accepting applications for the twenty-first edition of its Young Artists Program (YAP). Seventy exceptionally talented,... Read more

  10. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE APPOINTS ARNA EINARSDÓTTIR AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA

    December 3, 2018

    News Release NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE APPOINTS ARNA EINARSDÓTTIR AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA December 3, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre is very pleased to announce that Arna Einarsdóttir, Managing Director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (ISO), will become the new Managing Director of Canada’s National Arts Centre... Read more

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