News Releases

  1. The National Arts Centre Unveils a Stirring New Season for 2024-2025

    May 8, 2024

    Get your calendars ready for an epic journey of stage performances and beyond.  MAY 9, 2024 – Ottawa, Canada – The National Arts Centre today revealed its programming for the 2024-2025 season. Building on the success of the current season featuring some of the most diverse and creative Canadian and international artists, the 2024-2025 season will take audiences on breathtaking... Read more

  2. Why Not Theatre and the National Arts Centre launch ThisGen Fellowship 2024

    April 30, 2024

    National Training Program Celebrates 8 BIPOC Women & Non-Binary Performing Arts Professionals from Across Canada April 30, 2024 – TORONTO (Canada) – Why Not Theatre, in partnership with the National Arts Centre, is proud to announce the cohort for ThisGen Fellowship 2024. This national initiative is an accelerator for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) women and... Read more

  3. The National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre department is seeking to contract several Indigenous artists for the digital project, #ReconcileThis

    April 19, 2024

    ABOUT THE PROJECT #ReconcileThis began in 2022/2023 and is generously supported by Meta as a means of addressing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s “Calls to Action”. The funding is intended to presence digital creations by Indigenous artists across Turtle Island that can be shared over social media platforms. Now entering its second year, the project is expanding... Read more

  4. Together under the sun: Spend your summer with us at the National Arts Centre

    April 9, 2024

    Introducing the NAC's third summer programming season with exciting new offerings   April 9, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The NAC welcomes locals and visitors alike to gather 'Together under the Sun' from July 2nd to August 30th, 2024, for its third summer programming season.   Visitors are invited to enjoy interactive exhibits, music, dance, and theatre... Read more

  5. More than $24,000 awarded to young musicians at the 2024 NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition

    April 8, 2024

    24-year-old oboist Luca Ortolani wins the Grand Prize April 8, 2024 – OTTAWA – On Sunday, April 7, a talented group of music students aged 16 to 26, each with ties to the National Capital Region, competed for a chance to win prizes worth more than $24,000 in the 43rd annual National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition. This year’s Bursary winners are: 2024 NAC... Read more

  6. General Audition Notice: Indigenous Theatre, National Arts Centre

    April 3, 2024

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JULY 22, 2024 ABOUT The Indigenous Theatre department within the National Arts Centre was created to develop, nurture, and showcase Indigenous stories at community, national and international levels. Our mission is to honour our storytellers and thereby aid in the retention, resurgence and resilience of the multiple and diverse Indigenous cultures of this land. NAC... Read more

  7. Resilience and Laughter Unite in Michelle Thrush’s Inner Elder

    March 28, 2024

    Gemini Award-winner Michelle Thrush unveils her life with remarkable honesty and humour in her one-woman show March 28, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Michelle Thrush’s Inner Elder is set to grace the Azrieli Studio stage at the National Arts Centre from April 11-13, finally coming to fruition after its initial scheduling challenges. Originally slated for the 2019-2020 debut season of... Read more

  8. Celebrating Canadian Talent: 2024 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Laureates Announced

    February 22, 2024

    NEWS RELEASE CELEBRATING CANADIAN TALENT: 2024 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS LAUREATES ANNOUNCED OTTAWA, February 22, 2024 – The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts. The laureates of the 2024 Governor General’s Performing Arts... Read more

  9. Vástádus eana / The answer is land Takes Centre Stage at the National Arts Centre

    February 20, 2024

    Choreographer Elle Sofe Sara presents the transient beauty of Indigenous Sámi culture through dance, music, and joik February 20, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Dance and Indigenous Theatre have joined forces to present Vástádus eana / The answer is land, a production by Sámi choreographer Elle Sofe Sara. The company will grace the Babs Asper Theatre... Read more

  10. Two Orchestras, One Symphony: A Groundbreaking Tour and Recording Project Celebrating Late Composer Jacques Hétu

    February 13, 2024

    Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and Orchestre symphonique de Québec unite on stage to present concerts featuring Canadian piano sensation Kevin Chen and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir  February 13th, 2024 – OTTAWA – Under the direction of Music Director Alexander Shelley, the National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) and the Orchestre symphonique de... Read more

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