News Releases

  1. Quand tu me regardes: A theatrical dance with endless play possibilities

    December 11, 2023

    NAC French Theatre’s Enfance/jeunesse series continues with a mobile ball that will remind the whole family of the beauty of being oneself   December 11, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – What’s better, amid the frenzy of December, than taking some time off to dream together? Quand tu me regardes [When you look at me] unleashes vibrating bodies and... Read more

  2. FAMILY FUN AHEAD: THE BIG BANG FESTIVAL IS BACK FEBRUARY 17-18

    December 5, 2023

    December 5, 2023 – OTTAWA – Beat the drums and sound the trumpets: the BIG BANG Festival is set to return Family Day weekend in 2024!   The NAC will be booming with performances and activities perfect for kids aged 5-12 and their families on February 17 and 18, for this two-day festival of sonic adventures.   Every square inch of the NAC will be transformed into a... Read more

  3. THE NAC ORCHESTRA BURSARY COMPETITION OPENS FOR APPLICATIONS

    November 30, 2023

    Close to $25,000 to be awarded to talented young musicians from across Canada   November 30, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) continues to nurture young musical talent in Canada’s National Capital Region with its 2024 NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition, which opens to applications on Friday, December 1st, 2023.   ... Read more

  4. CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING RECORDING PROJECT, COMMISSIONING FOUR CANADIAN COMPOSERS

    November 17, 2023

    New recording cycle led by Alexander Shelley sees the NAC Orchestra premiering new works by Canadian composers alongside Richard Strauss masterpieces, November 22 and 23 at Southam Hall, broadcast live on November 23   November 17, 2023 – OTTAWA – Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) is thrilled to unveil a pioneering music project that promises to redefine the... Read more

  5. Get Ready for a Breakout Hit! Showstopping Musical Prison Dancer takes over the NAC in November

    November 9, 2023

    GET READY FOR A BREAKOUT HIT! SHOWSTOPPING MUSICAL PRISON DANCER TAKES OVER THE NAC IN NOVEMBER   All-Filipino musical marks Nina Lee Aquino’s first directed production as Artistic Director November 9, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada). In 2007, a video featuring 1,500 inmates in a Filipino prison dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller was uploaded to YouTube, quickly becoming one of... Read more

  6. NAC French Theatre launches 2024 Collective activities and presents Le virus et la proie

    November 6, 2023

    In November, NAC French Theatre tackles politics in all its expressions and contradictions   November 6, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – With the 2023–24 season well underway, NAC French Theatre is preparing to present the Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental’s production of Le virus et la proie (“the virus and the prey”) and... Read more

  7. Margo Kane Receives National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

    November 6, 2023

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that Margo Kane has been awarded the 2023 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring.  Ms. Kane is being recognized for her lifelong commitment to creating new performance and touring opportunities for Indigenous artists and companies, and the development of Indigenous touring networks in Canada and abroad. ... Read more

  8. NAC GALA : Celebrating Arts Education in Canada Over the Past 25 years

    November 1, 2023

    The NAC Gala in support of the National Youth and Education Trust has raised over $15 million through the years. November 1, 2023 – OTTAWA, Canada — This evening, on the occasion of its 2023 Gala featuring world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming, the National Arts Centre (NAC) and its orchestra, led by Music Director Alexander Shelley,... Read more

  9. Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young’s Highly Anticipated New Work Comes to the NAC

    October 24, 2023

    Assembly Hall, a Kidd Pivot Production, is a brilliantly orchestrated hybrid of dance and theatre October 24, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Sure to be a hot ticket this season, Assembly Hall comes to Babs Asper Theatre from November 2 to 4. From the team that created the ground-breaking, award-winning productions of Revisor and Betroffenheit — which The Guardian hailed as “the... Read more

  10. Theatre Icon Walter Borden Brings Highly Anticipated The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time To The NAC

    October 17, 2023

    THEATRE ICON WALTER BORDEN BRINGS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ONE MAN SHOW TO THE NAC   Autobiographical The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time arrives after previously cancelled performances in 2022. October 4, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada). In February of 2022, NAC English Theatre was set to present Walter Borden’s masterpiece, The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time, when protests in downtown... Read more

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