News Releases

  1. NAC ENGLISH THEATRE AND BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP CONTINUE A GROUNDBREAKING COLLABORATION FOR 2022-2023

    May 17, 2022

    The second season of programming shared with Co-Curating Company in Residence ushers out Jillian Keiley’s tenure as English Theatre Artistic Director May 17, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) – As the year moves forward and audiences begin their return to live performances, NAC English Theatre has been preparing for an exciting 2022-2023 season.  The playbill is led by co-productions... Read more

  2. CELEBRATION AND REJUVENATION: NAC DANCE INTRODUCES THE 2022-2023 SEASON

    May 17, 2022

    Expect a season of new experiences and familiar favourites for all audiences, which kicks off with Ballet Hispánico in October 2022 May 17, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Today, NAC Dance unveils a selection of its exceptional and diverse 2022-2023 programming that includes Canadian and international talents, and features both established and well-known dance artists mixed with new... Read more

  3. WHY NOT THEATRE AND THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCE 2022 COHORT OF THE THISGEN FELLOWSHIP

    May 4, 2022

    Fellows in the national training and mentorship program for BIPOC women and non-binary performing arts practitioners come from across the country MAY 4, 2022, TORONTO – Why Not Theatre, in partnership with the National Arts Centre, are proud to announce the 2022 cohort of ThisGen Fellowship, a national initiative that supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) women and... Read more

  4. ALL TOGETHER NOW: SPEND YOUR SUMMER WITH US AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    May 2, 2022

    The NAC is launching exciting new programming for the summer May 2, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) – From June to August 2022, the NAC welcomes locals and visitors alike to enjoy music, dance, theatre, children’s camps and more happening in its halls, and outdoors at the rooftop wooden terrace and along the Rideau canal. All together Now is the NAC’s first ever summer series and... Read more

  5. CHRISTOPHER DEACON TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT AND CEO UNTIL DECEMBER 2025

    April 28, 2022

    Christopher Deacon is also appointed Chair of the Performing Arts Centres Consortium, regrouping the CEOs of North America’s largest performing arts venues. APRIL 28, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The Board of Trustees of the National Arts Centre announced today they have extended the mandate of Christopher Deacon as President and CEO of the NAC, until December 3, 2025. Christopher... Read more

  6. AUDREY DWYER’S CALPURNIA TURNS A CLASSIC NOVEL ON ITS HEAD

    April 19, 2022

    News Release    AUDREY DWYER’S CALPURNIA TURNS A CLASSIC NOVEL ON ITS HEAD Race, class and gender collide in this explosive comedy confronting Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird April 12, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Up-and-coming screenwriter Julie sees herself as a tireless warrior for the marginalized. From the safe confines of her wealthy father’s... Read more

  7. THE MUSH HOLE: ACKNOWLEDGING THE TRUTH ABOUT CANADA’S FIRST RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL

    April 5, 2022

    THE MUSH HOLE: ACKNOWLEDGING THE TRUTH ABOUT CANADA’S FIRST RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL Created by multi-disciplinary artist and choreographer Santee Smith, and performed by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, The Mush Hole features an all-Indigenous cast  April 5, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) – From April 13 to 16, the National Arts Centre (NAC) Indigenous Theatre brings The Mush Hole to the stage,... Read more

  8. UN. DEUX. TROIS.: Mani Soleymanlou’s great cycle of identity returns to the stage!

    April 4, 2022

    Ottawa, April 4, 2022 —To launch his first season as Artistic Director of French Theatre, Mani Soleymanlou has surrounded himself with some 40 Francophone performers from across Canada to revisit his plays Un, Deux and Trois, which he has brought together in a single show entitled Un. Deux. Trois. It’s no secret: Mani Soleymanlou loves numbers. After... Read more

  9. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE WRAPS UP SIX MONTHS OF CULTURAL PROGRAMMING AT EXPO 2020 DUBAI

    March 16, 2022

    News Release                          Artists ArtCirq, Marie-Mai and Neon Dreams take the stage in Dubai for Canada’s National Day and International Francophonie Day at Expo this weekend   March 16, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Since October... Read more

  10. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE APPOINTS NELSON MCDOUGALL AS MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE NAC ORCHESTRA

    March 7, 2022

    March 7, 2022 – OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of Nelson McDougall as Managing Director of the NAC Orchestra. Nelson McDougall has been a crucial member of the NAC Orchestra team for 17 years.  As Orchestra and Tour Manager, he was responsible for the successful planning and execution of some of the Orchestra’s most ambitious and... Read more

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