April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. Mentorship in Action: a free event with actress, playwright and dancer Anita Majumdar, hosted by Ottawa actor Andy Massingham on June 1 in the NAC Fourth Stage

    OTTAWA—The National Arts Centre is delighted to invite members of the public to attend a free event called Mentorship in Action, on Saturday, June 1 from 1- 2 p.m. in the NAC Fourth Stage.   Join 2013 GGPAA Mentorship Program protegée Anita Majumdar for a midday discussion on this important subject in the arts.  Questions addressed include: what does mentorship mean to... Read more

  2. Colm Feore to host Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre on June 1, 2013

    Ottawa (Canada) — The National Arts Centre is delighted to announce that Canadian film, television and stage actor Colm Feore will host the star-studded Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) Gala on June 1, in celebration of the outstanding body of work and enduring contribution to the performing arts in Canada by eight extraordinary Canadians.  Mr. Feore, who has... Read more

  3. Northern Scene Welcome Ceremony Kicks off Historic Festival in Style on April 25

    Ottawa – There will be history in the making on Thursday, April 25 at 5 p.m. in the main foyer of the National Arts Centre, when Northern Scene – the largest gathering ever of artists from Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, as well as Nunavik and Nunatsiavut, ever held outside the region – kicks off with a dazzling event showcasing some of the remarkable... Read more

  4. John Murrell to mentor Anita Majumdar as part of the 2013 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program

    OTTAWA –The National Arts Centre is proud to announce that acclaimed Canadian playwright John Murrell has chosen to mentor actress, playwright and dancer Anita Majumdar through the 2013 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program, which is made possible with support from The Keg Spirit Foundation. The Program allows past recipients of the Governor General’s... Read more


    MONTREAL, April 10, 2013 – Andrew Dawes, Daniel Lanois, Jean Pierre Lefebvre, Viola Léger, Eric Peterson and Menaka Thakkar have been named the 2013 laureates of the prestigious Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. The Lifetime Artistic Achievement Awards are accompanied by two special awards, the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for... Read more

  6. Leela Gilday to perform with band in New Programming at Northern Scene

    Ottawa – Heather Moore, Producer and Executive Director of the Northern Scene festival, today announced an additional concert on the festival roster featuring Yellowknife singer-songwriter Leela Gilday, performing with her band in the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage on Monday, April 29 at 19:30.  Tickets are on sale now at the NAC Box Office, through Ticketmaster at... Read more

  7. National Arts Centre Annual Report Canadian Creativity details a highly successful year on behalf of artists, audiences and communities across Canada

    Ottawa (Canada)—The 2011–2012 Annual Report of the National Arts Centre (NAC), tabled in Parliament last week, indicated that more than 1.1 million patrons took part in performances, events and commercial activities during the NAC’s 2011–2012 season. Total 2011–2012 box office for NAC programming (subscription and ticket sales) was $10,083,482 — an... Read more

  8. Youth Music Leadership Summit in Iqaluit, January 25-27 Summit part of the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program

    OTTAWA—The Music Alive Program: Nunavut, a National Arts Centre program dedicated to support the incredible musical culture of Nunavut, will hold a Youth Music Leadership Summit in Iqaluit, Nunavut from January 25 to January 27, 2013 in room 124 at Arctic College. The Summit runs each day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and media are welcome to attend. The Summit is organized and led by Iqaluit... Read more

  9. Transforming Lives through Music: National Arts Centre Orchestra visits Whitehorse Nov. 1-3 as part of its Northern Canada Tour

      OTTAWA—Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra led by Norwegian Guest Conductor Arild Remmereit will perform two concerts in Whitehorse featuring superstar Canadian violinist James Ehnes. During the tour musicians from the NAC will engage in music education activities with the community as part of the Orchestra’s Northern Canada Tour (October 26 to November 4). GE... Read more

  10. The NAC marks Glenn Gould’s 80th birthday with a performance by Music Director Pinchas Zukerman and pianist Angela Cheng

    Ottawa (Canada)— The CEO of the NAC Foundation Jayne Watson invites the media to attend Glenn Gould’s 80th birthday with a performance by world-class violinist and violist Pinchas Zukerman, the Music Director of the NAC Orchestra and renowned Canadian pianist, Angela Cheng. Cheng will perform on one of Glenn Gould’s most cherished pianos, which was unveiled at the National Arts... Read more