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  1. GENERAL AUDITIONS - TORONTO National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Toronto on Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

    August 17, 2018

    GENERAL AUDITIONS - TORONTO National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley will be conducting general auditions in Toronto on Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18, 2018. NAC English Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities, a concept we understand... Read more

  2. NAC ORCHESTRA KICKS OFF THE SEASON WITH BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL, PERFORMS ALL 9 SYMPHONIES

    August 17, 2018

    The annual FOCUS Festival presents the Beethoven edition, a 10-day immersive classical music experience with concerts and free events such as musical salons, piano marathons, talks & more. Thursday, August 9, 2018– OTTAWA (Canada) – The NAC Orchestra FOCUS Festival’s Beethoven edition opens on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 and runs until Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at... Read more

  3. NAC Flag Flies at Half-mast in Honour of Canadian Theatre Icon Albert Millaire

    August 15, 2018

    The National Arts Centre mourns the loss of award-winning actor and director Albert Millaire. He was 83. Mr. Millaire had a significant impact on the cultural life of Canada, having received their country’s highest distinction in the performing arts, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2006. The National Arts Centre’s flag will fly at... Read more

  4. CELEBRATE CANADA DAY AT THE NAC! THE LIVING ROOM OF THE CITY IS OPEN WITH FREE EVENTS FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM

    June 20, 2018

    News Release CELEBRATE CANADA DAY AT THE NAC! THE LIVING ROOM OF THE CITY IS OPEN WITH FREE EVENTS FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM The NAC opens its doors rain or shine, to celebrate the country’s birthday June 20, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre is the place to be on Canada Day, offering a full slate of free family-friendly performances and activities on Sunday, July 1.... Read more

  5. WORK OF RENOWNED MÉTIS ARTIST CHRISTI BELCOURT TO BE FEATURED ON NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE KIPNES LANTERN ON NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY ON JUNE 21

    June 20, 2018

    Media Advisory WORK OF RENOWNED MÉTIS ARTIST CHRISTI BELCOURT TO BE FEATURED ON NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE LANTERN ON NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY ON JUNE 21 OTTAWA – National Arts Centre will celebrate the culture and heritage of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples by showcasing digital images of the stunning work of award-winning Michif (Métis) visual artist Christi... Read more

  6. NAC Dance launches Visiting Dance Artist program that gives voice to Canadian choreographic talents

    June 18, 2018

    NAC Dance is proud to be launching a new project in support of Canadian dance artists, the Visiting Dance Artist program, a joint initiative of the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) and the National Arts Centre (NAC). The Visiting Dance Artist program aims to support the development of new choreographic voices in Canada. Over the next few years, NAC Dance will invite each season one or two... Read more

  7. National Arts Centre Announces First Projects to Receive National Creation Fund Investments

    June 14, 2018

    June 14, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre today announced the first nine projects that will be receiving investments totaling $1.4 million from the National Creation Fund, a new initiative that supports the development of bold and ambitious Canadian work in music, theatre, dance and inter-disciplinary performing arts. The projects are: Eve 2050 (Van Grimde Corps... Read more

  8. Christopher Deacon Named New President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Centre

    June 12, 2018

    June 12, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – After an extensive national search that began in November 2017, the Board of Trustees of the National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced Christopher Deacon as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization, effective immediately. He succeeds Peter Herrndorf who stepped down from the position on June 2, 2018. Christopher Deacon, 59,... Read more

  9. Tom Jackson to Mentor Sarah Robertson as Part of 2018 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program

    May 22, 2018

    Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted to announce that the renowned actor, musician and activist Tom Jackson has chosen to mentor the multidisciplinary artist Sarah Robertson through the 2018 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program.  Made possible with support from The Keg Spirit Foundation, the program allows past recipients of the Governor... Read more

  10. French theatre presents : Romanzo d'infanzia (For ages 6 to 12)

    May 9, 2018

    Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 at 3 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio Presented in French, with a focus on dance and palatable to all audiences “Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni have just delivered a masterful one-hour performance where theatre and dance merge into a stunning explosion of energy, re‑enacting the flamboyant drama of childhood.”... Read more

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