News Releases

  1. The National Arts Centre Orchestra kicks off the 2010-2011 season in style with a spectacular 7-concert Mozart-Haydn Festival – featuring Music Director Pinchas Zukerman and stellar guest artists

    September 8, 2010

    For the fourth year in a row, the National Arts Centre Orchestra inaugurates the season with a spectacular festival devoted to the music of particular composers. From September 22 to September 30, The Mozart-Haydn Festival features five evening and two lunchtime concerts celebrating musical friendships, then and now. As in the past, this Festival will really start the season with a bang! Proving... Read more

  2. A New Season of Performances at the National Arts Centre is About to Begin - Tickets on Sale September 7!

    September 7, 2010

    OTTAWA, August 30 – The National Arts Centre’s 2010-11 Season is about to begin and now is the time to make sure you are a part of it when tickets go on sale, Tuesday, September 7. The greatest names in arts and entertainment – from across Canada and around the world -- will be featured in orchestral, theatrical, and dance performances for all the NAC stages. Whatever your taste,... Read more

  3. New This SeasonDesign Your Own NAC Subscription at  the National Arts Centre Starting September 7!

    September 7, 2010

    OTTAWA – On September 7, the National Arts Centre’s Box Office opens with a new and exciting subscription package - Design Your Own NAC Subscription! Every year, the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, and Fourth Stage present a wide range of exciting performances. Now patrons can pick favourites and build their own subscription series! From ballet, theatre and... Read more

  4. Artistic Director Peter Hinton unveils the National Arts Centre English Theatre 2010-11 Season

    March 22, 2010

    On Monday, March 22, 2010, at the National Arts Centre, Peter Hinton, Artistic Director of Canada’s National Arts Centre English Theatre, will unveil the 2010-11 season. The NAC English Theatre looks into the future with a sense of curiosity and anticipation. Youth and Family are at the heart of our 2010-11 English Theatre Season: classical, international and Canadian plays rejoicing in the... Read more

  5. Kitsch is eating us2010-2011 NAC French Theatre season

    March 16, 2010

    “Every era of disintegration of values was also an era of kitsch.” Hermann Broch The National Arts Centre (NAC) French Theatre today announced its 2010–11 season, designed by Artistic Director Wajdi Mouawad. For his third season at the helm of French Theatre (following two seasons of truly memorable artistic encounters), the playwright, director and actor has lined up... Read more

  6. NOMINATION FORM - The National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

    The National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring honours exceptional achievement in fostering the touring of live performance arts in Canada.  The 2013 award will be presented at a special dinner in Toronto on Saturday, January 25, 2014 during CAPACOA’s annual conference. Any individual, performing company or other corporation or organization is eligible for... Read more

  7. Je n'y suis plus launches the 2013-14 Théâtre français season!

    Ottawa, 3 septembEr 2013 – The National Arts Centre’s Théâtre français launches its 2013-14 season with Je n’y suis plus, a play on the everyday drift at work and in relationships. Ariane is a young woman who gives voice to her slipping and sliding in a torrent of words as she describes a life that is fraying at the seams. She is a vessel that is taking... Read more

  8. National Arts Centre mourns the passing of Métis actor August Schellenberg

    Ottawa (Canada)—It is with great sadness that the National Arts Centre (NAC) learned of the passing of Métis actor August Schellenberg last night at his home in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Schellenberg was one of Canada’s greatest actors, who most recently performed as King Lear in the acclaimed all-aboriginal production at the NAC in 2012. The legendary actor had a profound impact on... Read more

  9. National Arts Centre to receive “toothpick orchestra”

    OTTAWA – On Tuesday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the NAC Foyer, the National Arts Centre will receive a unique gift: a model of the NAC Orchestra made entirely of toothpicks! The model, which consists of 12, 500 toothpicks, was created by Go Sato, who immigrated to Canada 41 years ago and who for the past 40 years has worked for Agriculture Canada and Agri-Food Canada as a Scientific... Read more


    Overview of Events: 1. Speaker of the House of Commons Reception to Honour the Recipients   What:                                    The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Speaker of the House of Commons, will host a... Read more