News Releases

  1. French Theatre presents J'aime Hydro (Nov. 6-9)

    October 25, 2019

    November 6 to 8, 2019, 7 p.m. and November 9, 2019, 2 p.m. at NAC Babs Asper Theatre In French with no surtitles Acclaimed by about 50,000 people throughout the province of Quebec! More than 3 hours and a half-long documentary play, captivating. On a mission from documentary theatre company Porte Parole, Christine Beaulieu launched herself heart and soul—despite her self-doubts and... Read more

  2. French Theatre presents Une lune entre deux maisons (Nov. 2-3)

    October 23, 2019

    November 2 and 3 at 3 p.m. at NAC Azrieli Studio Recommended for 3-6 years old In French The space between Plume’s house and Taciturne’s house is a chasm. A whole moon can fit into it! With its playground-like set and its moving performances, this show about overcoming our fear of the unfamiliar accurately measures the internal temperature of a child’s heart. Written... Read more

  3. Philanthropists make largest-gift ever to the NAC in support of excellence in the performing arts

    October 5, 2019

    Earle and Janice O’Born Make History by Supporting the National Arts Centre and Canadian talent with One of the Largest Donations Ever Made in the Performing Arts October 5, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that Janice and Earle O’Born are making a transformational gift of $10 million, the largest single gift to the NAC that... Read more

  4. NAC English Theatre Presents Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story - October 16 - 27 Babs Asper Theatre

    October 1, 2019

    News Release NAC English Theatre Presentation Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan and Christian Barry Songs by Ben Caplan and Christian Barry* Directed by Christian Barry A 2b theatre company (Halifax) Production October 16 - 27, 2019 September 30, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – ★★★★★ “A thing of raw and unmissable... Read more

  5. French Theatre presents Parce que la nuit (Oct 16-19)

    September 26, 2019

    October 16 to 19, 2019, 8 p.m. at NAC Azrieli Studio In French with passages in English ‟A fusion of poetry and rock” (La Presse, transl.) ‟Really high calibre work” (ICI Radio-Canada Première, transl.) ‟Five voices, one superb portrait” (Voir, transl.)   In this overview of the life and work of Patti Smith, Brigitte Haentjens... Read more

  6. SIMINOVITCH PRIZE FOUNDATION AND NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCE THE SHORTLIST FOR THE 2019 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN DIRECTING

    September 23, 2019

    September 23, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) The Siminovitch Prize Foundation and the National Arts Centre today announced the shortlist for this year’s award in the category of directing. The jury has selected five outstanding directors as finalists for the esteemed theatre prize, now celebrating its 19th year of honouring excellence and innovation in Canadian theatre. For the first time in... Read more

  7. CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA RELEASES DIGITAL TEASER FOR CLARA SCHUMANN’S 200TH ANNIVERSARY

    September 13, 2019

    Canada’s NAC Orchestra’s fifth release with Music Director Alexander Shelley is exclusively digital and available at www.analekta.com and through music streaming and download services.   Friday September 13, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) — Canada’s NAC Orchestra is releasing three teaser tracks, digital-only, to herald an upcoming cycle: “Clara, Robert,... Read more

  8. Call for nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

    September 11, 2019

    Ottawa (Canada) —The National Arts Centre and the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) are once again extending a call for nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 11, 2019. The National Arts Centre award will be presented at a dinner at the NAC on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 during... Read more

  9. French Theatre presents Bonne retraite, Jocelyne (Oct. 2-5)

    September 10, 2019

    October 2 to 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m. at NAC Babs Asper Theatre In French   Retirement often prompts people to look back at the past, but in Jocelyne’s case it becomes a pretext for a flood of opinions, awkwardness and bitterness. In dialogue that alternates between banal odiousness and odious banality, Fabien Cloutier turns the microscope on a nuclear family trapped in a teeming vivarium. A... Read more

  10. SEPTEMBER 11 TO 29: MÒSHKAMO FESTIVAL KICKS OFF INAUGURAL SEASON OF FIRST INDIGENOUS THEATRE OF ITS KIND AT CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    September 9, 2019

    Algonquin-led Canoe Procession Down Rideau Canal to Officially Open the NAC’s Indigenous Theatre From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 OTTAWA (Canada) The inaugural 2019–2020 season of the world’s first national Indigenous Theatre of its kind gets underway in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre (NAC) with Mòshkamo: Indigenous Arts Rising, a unique Indigenous... Read more

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