All NAC performances and events cancelled until June 14, 2020

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  1. MARGARET ATWOOD TO LAUNCH A WRITERS’ CHAPTER OF #CANADAPERFORMS

    April 2, 2020

    Internationally renowned author Margaret Atwood is today kicking off the expansion of #CanadaPerforms to include writers, with a livestreamed conversation with Former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson. This new series of #CanadaPerforms is made possible through an additional $100,000 contribution from Facebook Canada that will go to published authors hosting online literary events. OTTAWA... Read more

  2. #CANADAPERFORMS COVID-19 RELIEF FUND IN SUPPORT OF CANADIAN ARTISTS ONLINE PERFORMANCES REACHES $600,000

    March 28, 2020

    The Facebook Canada-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists receives major support with contributions of $200,000 from RBC Foundation and $200,000 from SiriusXM Canada OTTAWA (Canada) –  The National Arts Centre is pleased to announce that #CanadaPerforms, a relief fund in support of Canadian artists performing online during the global health crisis posed by COVID-19 pandemic,... Read more

  3. SLAIGHT MUSIC DONATES $100,000 TO SUPPORT #CANADAPERFORMS AND THE FACEBOOK NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE FUND FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS

    March 21, 2020

    As Canadians are staying home, #CanadaPerforms is showcasing live online performances from Canadian artists and provides artists fees through the Facebook-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists. Slaight Music is joining forces by adding $100,000 to the relief fund. OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada are proud to announce that Slaight Music is supporting... Read more

  4. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AND FACEBOOK CANADA PROVIDE $100,000 TO SUPPORT CANADIAN PERFORMERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19

    March 19, 2020

    The Facebook-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists will provide $100,000 in artists fees to support online performances between now and March 31, 2020 to help ease financial strain for those impacted by the closure of performance venues across Canada related to COVID-19. OTTAWA (Canada) – As Canadian performing artists have been deeply impacted by the closing of performance... Read more

  5. GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS CEREMONY AND GALA POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2021

    March 17, 2020

    OTTAWA (Canada) – To help flatten the curve on the unprecedented pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation and the National Arts Centre will postpone the celebration of the recently announced laureates of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards until Spring 2021. After... Read more

  6. CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM US PREMIERE OF PHILIP GLASS COMMISSION AT CARNEGIE HALL IN APRIL 2021

    March 12, 2020

    The concert program will offer a musical exploration on the theme of Truth in Our Times and includes Shostakovich’s Symphony No 9 and Korngold’s Violin Concerto performed by internationally acclaimed Canadian violin soloist James Ehnes. March 12, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) is proud to announce its NAC Orchestra, conducted by Music... Read more

  7. NAC ORCHESTRA, TD PLACE, AND ATTILA GLATZ CONCERT PRODUCTIONS PROUDLY PRESENT JURASSIC PARK IN CONCERT

    March 10, 2020

    June 5 and 6, 2020 at TD Place in Ottawa. Tickets on sale now. March 10, 2020, OTTAWA (Canada) — Welcome… to Jurassic Park! Relive the magic of Jurassic Park on the big screen accompanied by a thrilling live orchestral performance presented at TD Place on June 5 and 6. See the NAC Orchestra, led by conductor Evan Mitchell, perform one of composer John Williams’s most iconic... Read more

  8. Celebrating 75 Years of Freedom & Friendship through the Arts

    March 6, 2020

    Arts of the Netherlands featured at the NAC with events, activities and performances March 17- 21 OTTAWA – As 2020 marks 75 Years of Freedom and Canada’s important role in the liberation of the Netherlands, the National Arts Centre wishes to honour the deep friendship between both countries with a week-long focus on the arts of the Netherlands, from March 17 to 21. The Embassy... Read more

  9. The National Arts Centre to Host Annual Public Meeting 2020

    February 21, 2020

    The media are invited to join Adrian Burns, Chair of the NAC’s Board of Trustees, NAC President and CEO Christopher Deacon, and NAC Executive Producer of Popular and Variety Programming, Heather Gibson, at our Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, February 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. where we will recap our extraordinary 50th anniversary season, review our artistic and financial highlights,... Read more

  10. NAC FRENCH THEATRE PRESENTS LE DÉSERT MAUVE, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SALON DU LIVRE DE L’OUTAOUAIS

    February 11, 2020

    February 27 and 28, 7 p.m. at Salle Jean-Despréz Maison du citoyen (25, Laurier St, Gatineau) Presented in French with no surtitles    The desire for poetry always springs from danger and passion, from a state of personal or collective tension. Nicole Brossard   February 11, 2020 – OTTAWA – How do you construct a story—maybe even a reality? A hybrid of... Read more

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