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  1. THE GREATEST LOVE STORY OF ALL TIME TAKES THE STAGE IN SOUTHAM HALL

    January 24, 2023

    For three nights only, The National Ballet of Canada brings Romeo and Juliet back to life at the NAC   January 24, 2023 – OTTAWA, Canada – From February 2-4, a romantic breeze will blow on Southam Hall’s stage as NAC Dance welcomes The National Ballet of Canada with its acclaimed production Romeo and Juliet by choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. Created in 2011 to open the... Read more

  2. FAMILY DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES: BIG BANG MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE CAPITAL FEBRUARY 18 AND 19

    January 17, 2023

    Ottawa, January 17, 2023 – The BIG BANG Festival gets underway from February 18 to February 19, 2023, offering a variety of engaging and vibrant indoor musical activities for the curious kid in everyone. The family-friendly programming features exciting concerts, surprise performances, interactive sound machines and many wild curiosities to discover across the NAC building. Described by... Read more

  3. SKY DANCERS: HONOURING STRENGTH AND RESILIENCE IN THE COMMUNITY OF KAHNAWAKE

    January 12, 2023

    Dora Award-winning Indigenous dance theatre production recaptures impacts of a tragic historical event that made headlines around the world.   January 12, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Indigenous Theatre is proud to welcome the visually stunning Sky Dancers in the Babs Asper Theatre from January 19 to 21, 2023.   Sky Dancers explores the impacts of the Quebec Bridge... Read more

  4. BIG BANG IS BACK FEB 18 AND 19: A VIBRANT MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

    December 8, 2022

    Ottawa, December 8, 2022 – The BIG BANG Festival is back this winter and full of colorful sound festivities at a joyful decibel. Featured are exciting concerts, surprise performances, sound machines and many more wild curiosities all over the building! Join us for a lively family day weekend with loved ones – your eardrums will thank you. “In a perfect world, I would want every... Read more

  5. LES GRANDS BALLETS CANADIENS RETURNS TO NAC DANCE TO PRESENT THE NUTCRACKER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 16 YEARS

    November 23, 2022

    A holiday classic, The Nutcracker is a magical and heartwarming production November 23, 2022 – OTTAWA, Canada – From December 1-4, NAC Dance is pleased to welcome Les Grands Ballets Canadiens with its famous production The Nutcracker by Fernand Nault. It’s almost that wonderful time of the year when the young (and not so young!) rediscover this magical ballet inspired by... Read more

  6. A SUCCESSFUL COMEBACK FOR THE ANNUAL NAC GALA: $1 MILLION RAISED FOR THE NEW ADRIAN BURNS FUND

    November 5, 2022

    A SUCCESSFUL COMEBACK FOR THE ANNUAL NAC GALA: $1 MILLION RAISED FOR THE NEW ADRIAN BURNS FUND The NAC’s first fundraising evening in three years highlighted the importance of women leaders in the arts, and these donations will support their creativity. November 5, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) — Tonight, at the 2022 edition of its annual Gala, featuring Canadian... Read more

  7. NAC FRENCH THEATRE TO WELCOME MICHEL TREMBLAY IN NOVEMBER!

    November 3, 2022

    The renowned Quebec playwright will present his latest play, Cher Tchekhov, and meet the public Ottawa, November 3, 2022 – NAC French Theatre presents Cher Tchekhov, the latest play by Quebec writer Michel Tremblay. Directed by Serge Denoncourt and featuring a top-notch cast, this Théâtre du Nouveau Monde production will run from... Read more

  8. THIS NOVEMBER, NAC DANCE HONOURS THE INGENUITY AND SIGNATURE STYLES OF THREE CELEBRATED CHOREOGRAPHERS

    October 31, 2022

    Isolation, hope and playfulness take us on a journey of emotions, reflections and inspiration October 31, 2022 – OTTAWA, Canada – This November, male choreographers take the stage of the Babs Asper Theatre with two very powerful performances: Momentum of Isolation by the strong and iconic voice from Vancouver’s Shay Kuebler, and Double Murder by celebrated UK-based choreographer... Read more

  9. CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET BRINGS THE HANDMAID’S TALE: BASED ON THE NOVEL BY MARGARET ATWOOD TO NAC SOUTHAM HALL

    October 20, 2022

    An episodic dance-drama on pointe that shines a different light on the current global conversation about women rights. October 20, 2022 – OTTAWA, Canada – From October 27-29, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) returns to NAC’s Southam Hall for three performances of The Handmaid’s Tale, a contemporary ballet on pointe that boldly retells the story of Canadian author... Read more

  10. STATEMENT: NAC flags Fly at Half-mast in Honour of Legendary Theatre Director André Brassard

    October 12, 2022

    It was with great sadness that the National Arts Centre (NAC) learned of the death of theatre legend André Brassard, who served as artistic director of the NAC's French Theatre from 1982 to 1990. Unparalleled stage director, tireless champion of local and international authors, and dedicated teacher, André Brassard played a central role in Quebec’s theatre community... Read more

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