September 2, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE LAUNCHES ARTS ALIVE, THE RENEWED AND REINVIGORATED ARTS LEARNING PLATFORM

    August 24, 2021

    Arts Alive features innovative digital and in-person programming for students, teachers, families, pre-professional artists, and arts lovers   AUGUST 24, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre today launched Arts Alive, a renewed and reinvigorated platform for arts learning, ushering in a new era of engagement in the performing arts. Arts Alive will be an invaluable... Read more

  2. THE NAC ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES ITS 2021-2022 SEASON PROGRAMMING FROM SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2021

    August 20, 2021

    Featuring beloved classics and collaborations with diverse artists from singer-songwriter Shawnee Kish to composer Vivian Fung  The National Arts Centre Orchestra is ready to welcome live audiences back in the hall after an unprecedented year filled with obstacles, bringing a whole new perspective to live performances. The NAC Orchestra is coming alive in a new light, taking... Read more

  3. NAC Dance returns to the stage

    August 19, 2021

    NAC Dance unveils its highly anticipated 2021-2022 season August 19, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Today, NAC Dance unveiled its long awaited 2021-2022 season, programmed by Executive Producer Cathy Levy. This season, NAC Dance will feature an almost exclusively Canadian program, reaffirming its commitment to the renewal of Canada’s performing arts sector. From breathtaking... Read more

  4. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE WELCOMES ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES BACK TO LIVE PERFORMANCES

    August 19, 2021

    THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE WELCOMES ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES BACK TO LIVE PERFORMANCES  The NAC (re)awakens that live performance feeling as tickets for fall and selected other performances go on sale today AUGUST 19, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre today launches the 2021-2022 season and announces ticket sales for in-person programming... Read more

  5. NAC ENGLISH THEATRE AND BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP COLLABORATE ON A TRANSFORMATIVE SEASON FOR 2021-2022

    August 19, 2021

    NAC ENGLISH THEATRE AND BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP COLLABORATE ON A TRANSFORMATIVE SEASON FOR 2021-2022 The inaugural season of the Co-Curating Company in Residence programming  at NAC English Theatre sparks a transformation August 19, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Last year, in light of calls for radical change in the theatre industry, and recognizing... Read more

  6. NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE INVITES AUDIENCES TO BE INSPIRED BY STORIES, CULTURES AND LANGUAGES

    August 19, 2021

    NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE INVITES AUDIENCES TO BE INSPIRED BY STORIES, CULTURES AND LANGUAGES Artists and stories are at the heart of new season of Indigenous Theatre for 2021-2022 August 19, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Highlighting the distinct natures of Indigenous artists’ perspectives, territories, cultures and languages, NAC Indigenous... Read more

  7. POPULAR MUSIC & VARIETY BRINGS BACK MUSIC TO ALL FOUR NAC STAGES!

    August 19, 2021

    FEIST, BAHAMAS, CHARLOTTE CARDIN, BRUCE COCKBURN, ESPERANZA SPALDING, AND WILLIAM PRINCE COMING IN 2021-22!   August 19, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – We are excited to welcome audiences and artists alike to all four NAC stages and fill them with live music! It’s been too long!  We’re bringing major international super stars to Southam Hall stage for blockbuster... Read more

  8. Sparkling, crazy, cosmic: French Theatre’s 2021–2022 season for young audiences is ready and waiting to welcome you!

    August 19, 2021

    Ottawa, August 19, 2021 — This year, NAC French Theatre’s Enfance/jeunesse season of programming for children and youth offers some surprising experiences ranging from the touching to the unusual. Onstage, off-site and online, performances, activities and more await children, teens and their families.  Among the new features: programming for teenagers, theatre for young... Read more

  9. One last season designed by Brigitte Haentjens for NAC French Theatre

    August 19, 2021

    Ottawa, August 19, 2021 – Programmed by Brigitte Haentjens and led by incoming artistic director Mani Soleymanlou, NAC French Theatre’s 2021–22 season for general audiences explores notions of interconnection. To mark the long-awaited return to the stage, nine shows invite spectators on a sensory journey that navigates the border between reality and the... Read more

  10. 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

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