News Releases

  1. Kevin Loring’s Tenure as NAC Indigenous Theatre Artistic Director Renewed for Four Years Until 2026-2027

    May 9, 2023

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is proud to announce that Kevin Loring’s tenure as NAC Indigenous Theatre Artistic Director has been renewed for four years, from September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2027. Since taking on the position in 2017 and launching the inaugural season of Indigenous Theatre in 2019-2020, Kevin Loring has programmed bold and ambitious artistic works “with one foot in... Read more

  2. Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer arrives at the NAC

    May 4, 2023

    Governor General’s Award-winning playwright and director Kevin Loring brings this biting satire to the stage May 4, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – In association with Theatre Calgary, the Belfry Theatre and Savage Society, NAC Indigenous Theatre is proud to welcome the relentlessly irreverent Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer in the Babs Asper Theatre from May 18 to 27,... Read more

  3. National Arts Centre mourns the loss of Gordon Lightfoot

    May 2, 2023

    OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre joins Canadians and music lovers around the globe in mourning the loss of Gordon Lightfoot. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Gordon Lightfoot, Canada's most legendary singer-songwriter,” said NAC President and CEO Christopher Deacon. “His music reflected the mood and spirit of a generation, and became the soundtrack of our... Read more

  4. The National Arts Centre Orchestra collaborates with Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to present Mozart's epic Don Giovanni

    April 25, 2023

    After a pause of more than four years, opera returns to the National Arts Centre on Thursday, June 15, and Saturday, June 17. April 25, 2023 – OTTAWA – In collaboration with the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the National Arts Centre (NAC) is proud to present the music of Mozart’s epic opera, Don Giovanni. Overflowing with comedy, tragedy, drama, and the supernatural, Don... Read more

  5. More than $21,000 awarded to young musicians at the 2023 NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition

    April 24, 2023

    Seventeen-year-old Franco-Ontarian violinist Justin Saulnier wins the Grand Prize April 24, 2023 – OTTAWA – On Sunday, April 23, a talented group of music students aged 16 to 26, with ties to the National Capital Region, competed for a chance to win prizes worth more than $21,000 in the 40th annual National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition. This year’s... Read more

  6. Cheryl Foggo’s Pioneer Love Story Heaven Closes out NAC English Theatre’s 2022-2023 Season

    April 21, 2023

    Cheryl Foggo’s Pioneer Love Story Heaven Closes out NAC English Theatre’s 2022-2023 Season   Revival of Citadel Theatre production marks the latest Black Theatre Workshop’s Co-Curation work with the NAC April 20, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – As Black pioneers fled the southern United States, Canadian settlements weren't just the last stop; they were considered... Read more

  7. ROME: A Capital Epic

    April 19, 2023

    The Shakespeare/Dalpé/Haentjens triumvirate returns to the NAC April 19, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – In 2015, French Theatre audiences experienced the impressive Richard III by Shakespeare/Dalpé/Haentjens. With ROME, a production of unparalleled scope will rock the capital on May 5 and 6. For seven and a half hours, 29 artists... Read more


    April 18, 2023

    Spend your summer months enjoying exciting performances at the NAC. Ottawa, April 18, 2023 – The National Arts Centre is delighted to announce the return of its summer series to its stages this July and August. Bold and eclectic, the NAC’S 2023 Summer Programming is where Canadian and international talent meet. Featured in this year’s program... Read more


    April 12, 2023

    From the streets of Buenos Aires to the stage of Southam Hall: Social Tango Project lands at the NAC with its outstanding dancers, musicians and singers.   OTTAWA, Canada, April 12, 2023 – A warm Argentine breeze will blow through the NAC on April 22, when the Southam Hall stage welcomes Social Tango Project. Based in Buenos Aires, this unique interactive dance experience features a... Read more

  10. Les mots secrets: A great celebration of poetry!

    April 11, 2023

    Written by Louise Dupré and directed by Ottawa artist André Perrier, presented at the NAC on April 22 and 23 April 11, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Words have a history while also being ageless. In this playful and athletic show, they are bouncing balls, modeling clay, super glue to stay together... She and He were inseparable. But one truly rotten day, He had to leave... Read more