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

News Releases

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. #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

  6. Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples History Month at the NAC

    June 16, 2020

     The National Arts Centre (NAC) is honouring the distinct perspectives and cultures of Indigenous artists throughout the month of June as part of National Indigenous History Month, including National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. Highlights include Indigenous art on the NAC’s Kipnes Lantern, online storytelling and interviews, as well as a multitude of music performances.... Read more

  7. JUNE IS FOR FESTIVALS ON #CANADAPERFORMS

    June 10, 2020

    Starting Thursday June 11, the #RoadToCanadaDay series will present and livestream over 25 festivals until June 30, including the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Dawson City Music Festival, Folks on the Rock and the Halifax Jazz Festival.  OTTAWA (Canada) – #CanadaPerforms continues to present artists, workshops and events throughout the month of June, focusing on support for festivals... Read more

  8. When are Canada’s culture goers willing to come back to the arts? Nanos Research, Business / Arts and National Arts Centre measure the attitudes of Canadian culture-goers in the world of Covid-19

    June 9, 2020

    TORONTO – Business / Arts, the National Arts Centre and Nanos Research have come together to gauge Canadians' attitudes on returning to indoor and outdoor arts and culture events across Canada. Over 1,000 people were polled through the Arts Response Tracking Survey (ARTS). The results offer valuable insight for arts organizations across the country to help inform re-opening procedures... Read more

  9. Climate Change: NAC English Theatre Brings Together Artists and Others for Green Rooms to Re-imagine Footprint of Theatre

    June 3, 2020

    As part of its response to the escalating climate crisis – and in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic – the National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced details of an extraordinary three-day/three-country digital experiment to explore how artists and arts institutions can rethink their practice and programming in order to reduce their environmental impacts, promote sustainability and... Read more

  10. #CANADAPERFORMS EVOLVES INTO A ONGOING LIVESTREAM SERIES

    May 22, 2020

    Facebook Canada and the National Arts Centre partner to bring to Canadians new livestreamed performances, events and digital experiences through #CanadaPerforms OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada are pleased to announce the extension of their #CanadaPerforms collaboration with a two-year partnership that will explore the future of digital engagement and... Read more

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