June 30, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. Jillian Keiley to Complete her Tenure as NAC English Theatre Artistic Director on August 31, 2022

    July 22, 2021

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced that Jillian Keiley will complete her tenure as Artistic Director of the NAC English Theatre on August 31, 2022. Ms. Keiley will program works for the 2022–2023 season, which will be presented after her departure. “MY GREATEST PRIVILEGE” Since she began her tenure in 2012, Ms. Keiley brought many exciting productions, delivering a... Read more

  2. Kondwani Mwase to Lead Transformation of Audience Engagement at the National Arts Centre

    July 8, 2021

    Christopher Deacon, President and CEO of Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC), announced today that Kondwani Mwase has been named Executive Director of Audience Engagement, effective August 16, 2021. In that capacity he will have oversight of Marketing, Digital Experience and Design, as well as Analytics and Insights. Kondwani Mwase brings extensive expertise in the fields of engaging... Read more

  3. NAC Indigenous Theatre and Facebook Canada launch #ReconcileThis

    June 23, 2021

    Today, the National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre and Facebook Canada are announcing the creation of #ReconcileThis  – Indigenous Voices Online, a four-year initiative that provides hundreds of transformative Indigenous Voices with funding, production equipment, and training to share their stories, history, and to celebrate culture online. #ReconcileThis will also create four,... Read more

  4. OUR NEXT ACT: THE NAC’S PERFORMANCE HALLS TO RE-OPEN FOR 2021–2022 SEASON AND SHOWCASE DIVERSE ARTISTS AND PERSPECTIVES

    June 17, 2021

    JUNE 17, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – As the public health situation in Ontario continues to improve, and as the province moves toward a gradual re-opening, the National Arts Centre is planning to safely welcome live audiences back to the NAC for a 2021–2022 season filled with exceptional performances by a wide range of diverse artists. After many months of hard work and preparation... Read more

  5. NAC ENGLISH THEATRE CONTINUES TO INSPIRE WITH FIVE MORE GRAND ACTS

    June 8, 2021

    NAC ENGLISH THEATRE CONTINUES TO INSPIRE WITH FIVE MORE GRAND ACTS Grand Acts of Great Hope delivers new large scale works in five Canadian locations.   June 8, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – As we edge closer to a new normal, a powerful sense of hope is surging. To celebrate each step we take, the National Arts Centre English Theatre is bringing together some of the country’s... Read more

  6. NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE TAKES AUDIENCES ON A JOURNEY OF MEMORIES AND STORIES WITH INDIGENOUS CITIES

    June 3, 2021

    NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE TAKES AUDIENCES ON A JOURNEY OF MEMORIES AND STORIES WITH INDIGENOUS CITIES  Annual audio-based storytelling experience launches in three cities for inaugural year     June 3, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – In honour of National Indigenous History Month, the NAC Indigenous Theatre is proud to announce a new annual theatrical... Read more

  7. THE NAC AND THE GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE A ONE‑HOUR TELEVISION SPECIAL ON CBC/RADIO‑CANADA

    June 2, 2021

    Produced by the National Arts Centre with Vérité Films, the bilingual television special will celebrate the 2021 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards laureates on November 26 JUNE 2, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre (NAC), in partnership with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation and... Read more

  8. June 1, 2021

    THE NAC HONOURS THE STRENGTH OF INDIGENOUS VOICES AND PERSPECTIVES THROUGHOUT NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH The NAC’s Kipnes Lantern to be lit in orange, in memory of the 215 Indigenous children found at the unmarked mass grave at the Old Kamloops Residential School  June 1, 2021 – OTTAWA... Read more

  9. MORE THAN $21,000 AWARDED TO YOUNG MUSICIANS AT THE 2021 NAC ORCHESTRA VIRTUAL BURSARY COMPETITION

    May 31, 2021

    On Saturday, May 29, at 2 p.m., music students aged 16-27 from the National Capital Region competed for a chance to win prizes worth more than $21,000 in the 40th annual National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition was postponed to 2021 when it was held in a virtual format for the very first time. This year’s winners are:... Read more

  10. NAC LAUNCHES “FREE REIN” A SUMMER ARTISTIC RESIDENCY PROGRAM TO SUPPORT RENEWAL OF CANADIAN PERFORMING ARTS SECTOR

    May 27, 2021

    OTTAWA, CANADA – From June 1 – August 31, 2021 more than 30 Canadian artists will participate in the National Arts Centre (NAC) ’s summer artistic residency program "Free Rein," a new three-month-long initiative in support of the renewal of the Canadian performing arts sector. The Artistic Residencies will enable the development of new artistic creations and enable... Read more

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