All NAC performances and events cancelled until June 14, 2020

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  1. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2018–2019 ANNUAL REPORT DETAILS EXTRAORDINARY 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

    February 4, 2020

    February 4, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre’s 2018–2019 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament last week. The NAC enjoyed an extraordinary season that included more than 1,450 shows and events, and attracted nearly one million patrons to performances, events and commercial activities.   The Annual Report, which includes a timeline of the NAC’s... Read more

  2. NEWS RELEASE CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA & MUSIC DIRECTOR ALEXANDER SHELLEY RECEIVE JUNO NOMINATION FOR THE BOUNDS OF OUR DREAMS

    January 29, 2020

    Yesterday’s JUNO award nominations included the NAC Orchestra’s album the Bounds of our Dreams featuring the world-première recording of Walter Boudreau’s Concerto de l’asile performed by pianist Alain Lefèvre.   January 29, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre congratulates Music Director Alexander Shelley, the NAC Orchestra,... Read more

  3. A MUSICAL ADVENTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: THE BIG BANG IS BACK AT NAC

    January 15, 2020

    An explosion of fun, shows and free activities… and much more! Get ready: the BIG BANG festival is back... and it will blow your socks off! The fun begins in just one month, on February 16 and 17 at the National Arts Centre (NAC). For one festive week-end, the BIG BANG will again transform the NAC into a joyful musical maze, full of adventures in sound to explore.... Read more

  4. EMBARK ON THE QUEST OF A LIFETIME WITH THE NEVERENDING STORY

    January 10, 2020

    EMBARK ON THE QUEST OF A LIFETIME WITH The NeverEnding Story NAC English Theatre Brings you to the World of Fantastica - Additional Matinee added for February 16 January 29 – February 16, 2020 January 10, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – After a successful run at the 2019 Stratford Festival, David S. Craig’s immensely popular stage adaption of The Neverending Story by Michael Ende... Read more

  5. NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF UNIKKAAQTUAT (THE OLD STORIES)

    January 6, 2020

    Inuit storytelling inspiration for new high-energy circus arts performance  OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Indigenous Theatre’s landmark inaugural season continues in the new year with the world premiere of Unikkaaqtuat (January 9 to 12, 2020), a major multidisciplinary production that blends circus arts, music, theatre, and video projection. Created by the internationally renowned Inuit... Read more

  6. CATHY LEVY, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF DANCE AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE, APPOINTED MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF CANADA

    December 28, 2019

    December 28, 2019 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, has appointed Cathy Levy, Executive Producer of NAC Dance, as a Member of the Order of Canada for her distinguished contribution to dance in Canada. The Order of Canada, one of the highest civilian honours, recognizes... Read more

  7. The 12 Highlights of the National Arts Centre's 50th Anniversary Year

    December 17, 2019

    The National Arts Centre enjoyed an extraordinary 50th anniversary year in 2019. It included exquisite performances by The National Ballet of Canada; the highly successful North American premiere of the popular BIG BANG festival; the landmark programming announcement for the inaugural season of Indigenous Theatre; a triumphant 50th Anniversary European Tour by the NAC Orchestra; a celebratory Open... Read more

  8. WORLD RENOWNED COMPOSER PHILIP GLASS TO CREATE NEW WORK FOR THE NAC ORCHESTRA IN MEMORY OF PETER JENNINGS

    December 12, 2019

    The newly commissioned work will be themed on truth in our times to honour the memory of Canadian-born and US-based news anchor and television journalist Peter Jennings. DECEMBER 12, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) and the NAC Orchestra are honoured to announce a new commissioned work from Philip Glass, one of the most acclaimed and renowned classical composers... Read more

  9. French Theatre presents Le problème avec le rose (Dec. 14-15)

    November 28, 2019

    December 14 and 15 at 3p.m. at NAC Azrieli Studio Recommended for 6-12 years old In French Une idée, toute bête au fond, bouscule l’univers de quatre amis. Le rose, c’est pour les filles ? Pfff ! N’importe quoi ! Oui, mais si ? Avec ce spectacle ébouriffant, Érika Tremblay-Roy signe un texte sonore, en... Read more

  10. 2019 Holiday Season at the National Arts Centre!

    November 25, 2019

    YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE SETS THE STAGE FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON   November 25, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) –The National Arts Centre unveils its holiday decorations today, extending an open invitation to the public to make the NAC their home for the holidays. The NAC is home to many holiday traditions, classic and contemporary alike. Across generations,... Read more

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