September 2020 Update on Live Performances and Events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM US PREMIERE OF PHILIP GLASS COMMISSION AT CARNEGIE HALL IN APRIL 2021

    March 12, 2020

    The concert program will offer a musical exploration on the theme of Truth in Our Times and includes Shostakovich’s Symphony No 9 and Korngold’s Violin Concerto performed by internationally acclaimed Canadian violin soloist James Ehnes. March 12, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) is proud to announce its NAC Orchestra, conducted by Music... Read more

  2. NAC ORCHESTRA, TD PLACE, AND ATTILA GLATZ CONCERT PRODUCTIONS PROUDLY PRESENT JURASSIC PARK IN CONCERT

    March 10, 2020

    June 5 and 6, 2020 at TD Place in Ottawa. Tickets on sale now. March 10, 2020, OTTAWA (Canada) — Welcome… to Jurassic Park! Relive the magic of Jurassic Park on the big screen accompanied by a thrilling live orchestral performance presented at TD Place on June 5 and 6. See the NAC Orchestra, led by conductor Evan Mitchell, perform one of composer John Williams’s most iconic... Read more

  3. Celebrating 75 Years of Freedom & Friendship through the Arts

    March 6, 2020

    Arts of the Netherlands featured at the NAC with events, activities and performances March 17- 21 OTTAWA – As 2020 marks 75 Years of Freedom and Canada’s important role in the liberation of the Netherlands, the National Arts Centre wishes to honour the deep friendship between both countries with a week-long focus on the arts of the Netherlands, from March 17 to 21. The Embassy... Read more

  4. The National Arts Centre to Host Annual Public Meeting 2020

    February 21, 2020

    The media are invited to join Adrian Burns, Chair of the NAC’s Board of Trustees, NAC President and CEO Christopher Deacon, and NAC Executive Producer of Popular and Variety Programming, Heather Gibson, at our Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, February 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. where we will recap our extraordinary 50th anniversary season, review our artistic and financial highlights,... Read more

  5. NAC FRENCH THEATRE PRESENTS LE DÉSERT MAUVE, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SALON DU LIVRE DE L’OUTAOUAIS

    February 11, 2020

    February 27 and 28, 7 p.m. at Salle Jean-Despréz Maison du citoyen (25, Laurier St, Gatineau) Presented in French with no surtitles    The desire for poetry always springs from danger and passion, from a state of personal or collective tension. Nicole Brossard   February 11, 2020 – OTTAWA – How do you construct a story—maybe even a reality? A hybrid of... Read more

  6. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2018–2019 ANNUAL REPORT DETAILS EXTRAORDINARY 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

    February 4, 2020

    February 4, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre’s 2018–2019 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament last week. The NAC enjoyed an extraordinary season that included more than 1,450 shows and events, and attracted nearly one million patrons to performances, events and commercial activities.   The Annual Report, which includes a timeline of the NAC’s... Read more

  7. News Release Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra & Music Director Alexander Shelley Receive Juno Nomination for the Bounds or Our Dreams

    January 29, 2020

    Yesterday’s JUNO award nominations included the NAC Orchestra’s album the Bounds of our Dreams featuring the world-première recording of Walter Boudreau’s Concerto de l’asile performed by pianist Alain Lefèvre. January 29, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre congratulates Music Director Alexander Shelley, the NAC Orchestra, composer... Read more

  8. A MUSICAL ADVENTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: THE BIG BANG IS BACK AT NAC

    January 15, 2020

    An explosion of fun, shows and free activities… and much more! Get ready: the BIG BANG festival is back... and it will blow your socks off! The fun begins in just one month, on February 16 and 17 at the National Arts Centre (NAC). For one festive week-end, the BIG BANG will again transform the NAC into a joyful musical maze, full of adventures in sound to explore.... Read more

  9. EMBARK ON THE QUEST OF A LIFETIME WITH THE NEVERENDING STORY

    January 10, 2020

    EMBARK ON THE QUEST OF A LIFETIME WITH The NeverEnding Story NAC English Theatre Brings you to the World of Fantastica - Additional Matinee added for February 16 January 29 – February 16, 2020 January 10, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – After a successful run at the 2019 Stratford Festival, David S. Craig’s immensely popular stage adaption of The Neverending Story by Michael Ende... Read more

  10. NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF UNIKKAAQTUAT (THE OLD STORIES)

    January 6, 2020

    Inuit storytelling inspiration for new high-energy circus arts performance  OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Indigenous Theatre’s landmark inaugural season continues in the new year with the world premiere of Unikkaaqtuat (January 9 to 12, 2020), a major multidisciplinary production that blends circus arts, music, theatre, and video projection. Created by the internationally renowned Inuit... Read more

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