October 2020 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. SIMINOVITCH PRIZE FOUNDATION AND NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCE THE SHORTLIST FOR THE 20th ANNIVERSARY SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN PLAYWRITING

    October 15, 2020

    Shortlisted artists celebrated and laureate announced in first-ever virtual ceremony October 15, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) The Siminovitch Prize Foundation and the National Arts Centre today announced the shortlist for this year’s Siminovitch Prize, the most prestigious theatre award in Canada. The jury has selected five outstanding playwrights as finalists for the esteemed theatre... Read more

  2. October Lineup Includes Dance, Theatre, Emerging Popular Music and the Return of the NAC Orchestra to Southam Hall

    September 29, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced its October lineup of live and online performances and events. The NAC began a gradual return to live shows on September 11. Due to ongoing public health guidelines, performances take place in front of small audiences. With the exception of the French Theatre performances of Les louves (see below), no tickets will be sold to the public, who are... Read more

  3. #DANCEFORTH: A new NAC Dance livestream series designed to support Canadian dance artists both locally and nationally.

    September 23, 2020

    OTTAWA, September 23, 2020 – NAC Dance announces a new virtual dance series of livestreams titled #DanceForth to open on Thursday, October 1st at 7 P.M. (EDT) from the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage. The first event will feature Gatineau’s own premier street dance company Bboyizm, headed by Crazy Smooth and his team of fantastic movers, along with contemporary dancer Saxon Fraser... Read more

  4. National Arts Centre Announces a Gradual Return to Live Performances and a Continuation of Online Programming this Fall

    September 8, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today unveiled details of its exciting September artistic lineup, which includes a gradual return to live performances in front of small audiences at the NAC and across Canada, as well as new online offerings.  Live shows get underway Friday September 11 at the NAC. They will take place in front of small, invited audiences due to the... Read more

  5. National Arts Centre a Gradual Return to Live Performances and a Continuation of Online Programming this Fall

    September 8, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today unveiled details of its exciting September artistic lineup, which includes a gradual return to live performances in front of small audiences at the NAC and across Canada, as well as new online offerings.  Live shows get underway Friday September 11 at the NAC. They will take place in front of small, invited audiences due to the... Read more

  6. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE TO BRING CANADIAN ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES TOGETHER WITH GRAND ACTS OF THEATRE

    August 27, 2020

    NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE TO BRING CANADIAN ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES TOGETHER WITH GRAND ACTS OF THEATRE New initiative will reunite theatre artists and live audiences in 11 Canadian locations and a national audience via online experience. August 27, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – As the performing arts sector continues to face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the... Read more

  7. Mani Soleymanlou has been appointed Artistic Director of NAC French Theatre

    August 18, 2020

    Christopher Deacon, President and CEO of Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC), today announced that director, playwright and actor Mani Soleymanlou has been appointed Artistic Director of NAC French Theatre, effective September 1, 2021. “Theatre invites us to see things differently,” said Mr. Deacon. “Through his work, Mani Soleymanlou calls us to... Read more

  8. THE NEXT ACT: THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE RELEASES ITS NEW STRATEGIC PLAN

    August 11, 2020

    News Release THE NEXT ACT: THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE RELEASES ITS NEW STRATEGIC PLAN The NAC’s 3-Year Plan (2020-2023) will lead and support the performing arts sector in Canada by focusing on its renewal, long-term resiliency and impact through dynamic artistic leadership, community building, learning and innovation and operational sustainability. August 11, 2020 – OTTAWA –... Read more

  9. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE TO HOST CANADIAN STAGE AT VIRTUAL EDITION OF 59th PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL

    July 30, 2020

    All-Canadian lineup features:  William Prince, Silla and Rise, OKAN, Marie-Clo and more — to perform at first virtual edition of Philadelphia Folk Festival on August 14 OTTAWA (Canada) – On August 14, 2020 the National Arts Centre (NAC) will bring together a line-up of Canadian musicians as part of the Philadelphia Folk Festival’s 2020 digital Edition. The Canadian stage... Read more

  10. #CANADAPERFORMS AND RBC BLUESFEST JOIN FORCES AND PRESENT DRIVE-IN LIVE PERFORMANCES

    June 18, 2020

    This summer, a diverse range of emerging and established Canadian artists and bands such as Marie-Mai, Sam Roberts Band, Patrick Watson and Tim Hicks will perform live concerts at the Place des Festivals, Zibi site. People will be able to drive-in and watch live performances from their vehicles, respecting distancing measures in place at that time. OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre... Read more

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