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  1. Une petite fête: A Space for Freedom and Joyful Dissent

    October 16, 2023

    NAC French Theatre’s Enfance/jeunesse family series kicks off with festive chaos and a healthy dose of irreverence October 16, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – On October 28 and 29, two performers and a dynamic musician invite children ages 4 to 8—and perhaps their parents—to a secret party, a little mischievous, a little delirious; a party where mild delinquency... Read more


    October 5, 2023

    Storytelling at the heart of Khan’s signature movement style  October 5, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) –  Akram Khan’s latest work, Jungle Book reimagined, an NAC Co-Production, comes to Southam Hall for three performances, including a Saturday matinee.   At the age of ten, Akram Khan played Mowgli in an Indian dance version of The Jungle Book, and decades... Read more

  3. Hip Hop Culture Takes Centre Stage with the NAC Hip Hop Theatre Festival

    October 4, 2023

    Hip Hop Culture Takes Centre Stage with the NAC Hip Hop Theatre Festival   An eleven-day festival celebrates the power of words in the convergence of hip hop and theatre, January 31 – February 10 OTTAWA (Canada) – Hip hop is a highly theatrical form. Why then couldn’t it be part of English Theatre’s season? When the NAC English Theatre team explored this question, it... Read more

  4. Bear Grease: An Indigenous Reimagination of a Beloved Classic

    October 3, 2023

    Experience this Must-See Rendition of Grease at the NAC in October October 3, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Get ready for a jaw-dropping, toe-tapping spectacle. From October 11 to 14, Bear Grease takes the 1978 musical Grease on an Indigenous joyride — with fashion that slays, humour that tickles your funny bone, and music that makes you groove. It's a rez makeover for the... Read more

  5. L'ÉCOUTE D'UNE ÉMOTION: Waves of Desire and Radio

    September 25, 2023

    From October 11 to 14, the remarkable Larissa Corriveau delivers the story of an intense passion in the NAC Studio   September 25, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – After a collective work featuring nine young performers giving form to the invisible, French Theatre continues its “inner dive” with a production that explores the high stakes of... Read more

  6. Cassa Pancho's Ballet Black Makes Its North American Debut at the NAC

    September 18, 2023

    Adrienne Rich meets Nina Simone in Pioneers, a double bill presented on October 3 and 4   September 18, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre is kicking off its 2023–2024 Dance season with Pioneers,a stunning double bill from Cassa Pancho's Ballet Black, marking the company's first-ever foray into North... Read more

  7. L'OMBRE: "A Person Takes Flight..."

    September 14, 2023

    NAC French Theatre opens its 2023-2024 season with a tribute to imagination and freedom of thought   September 14, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Mani Soleymanlou’s second season at the helm of NAC French Theatre opens on September 28 with L’ombre [The Shadow], a collective creation by the 2023 Collective. Initiated by Soleymanlou,... Read more

  8. NAC Indigenous Theatre opens its 2023-2024 season with Papakanje

    September 13, 2023

    NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE OPENS ITS 2023-2024 SEASON WITH PAPAKANJE Presented as part of Days of Truth and Reconciliation programming September 13, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Indigenous Theatre welcomes you back to experience an incredible season of Indigenous stories and artistry. Join us on Saturday, September 23 at Papakanje, an unforgettable evening bringing the dynamic online... Read more

  9. Call for Nominations_NAC Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

    September 11, 2023

    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, September 29, 2023. The National Arts Centre award will be presented at a special event during CAPACOA’s annual conference, which takes place from... Read more


    September 7, 2023

    The NAC Unveils its Vision, Values and Strategic Goals, along with Actions Plans on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Environmental Sustainability  SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 – OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre, led by President and CEO Christopher Deacon, today unveiled its 2023–2026 Strategic Plan, The Journey Ahead. It details how the NAC will continue to work with... Read more

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