October 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNUAL REPORT “EMBRACING CHANGE” DETAILS AN UNPRECEDENTED 2019–2020 SEASON

    February 16, 2021

    Results to be discussed at virtual Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, February 18 at 12 p.m. EST February 16, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre’s Annual Report entitled Embracing Change, which was tabled in Parliament earlier this month,  documents the NAC’s extraordinary 2019–2020 season. It included the landmark launch of Indigenous Theatre;... Read more

  2. NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE PRESENTS ARTICLE 11’S ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF DEER WOMAN

    February 10, 2021

    News Release NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE PRESENTS ARTICLE 11’S ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF DEER WOMAN A special on demand broadcast premieres on NAC Website February 14 February 10, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “My name is Lila and I am a proud Blackfoot woman. What I am doing is illegal.” So begins Deer Woman, a solo-warrior-woman story of righteous vengeance created by... Read more

  3. DIGIDANCE PRESENTS THE EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN FILM PREMIERE OF CRYSTAL PITE’S BOLD NEW WORK FOR THE PARIS OPERA BALLET, BODY AND SOUL

    January 26, 2021

    OTTAWA –  The National Arts Centre Dance Department, in partnership with DanceHouse (Vancouver), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), and Danse Danse (Montreal), is proud to announce the exclusive Canadian film premiere of Body and Soul, from internationally-lauded choreographer Crystal Pite and performed by the legendary Paris Opera Ballet – streaming online February 17-23, 2021. Body... Read more

  4. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE SUPPORTS 13 AMBITIOUS NEW PROJECTS BY CANADIAN ARTISTS FROM COAST TO COAST

    January 22, 2021

    OTTAWA – In its third year, the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund, which supports the development of ambitious new works by Canadian artists and arts organizations, is pleased to announce investments in 13 projects across the country by some of Canada’s top creators. The NAC is proud to partner with this outstanding group of Canadian artists and companies, whose range... Read more

  5. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE HOSTS FREE, DIGITAL EDITION OF THE RENOWNED BIG BANG FESTIVAL

    January 18, 2021

    A supersonic boom in your living room!  Ottawa, January 18, 2021 - On February 13 and 14, the internationally renowned BIG BANG festival is coming to the National Arts Centre for the third straight year. This time the extremely popular sound and music festival for the whole family will be presented in a completely digital format. Mini concerts, online radio,... Read more

  6. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE FEATURES COLOUR, HEALTH, HOPE BY ACCLAIMED MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST JACQUIE COMRIE

    December 15, 2020

    Specially commissioned art installation on Kipnes Lantern offers vibrant colours to promote wellness and hope during difficult holiday season December 15, 2020 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre will display the specially commissioned art installation Colour, Health, Hope by the acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Jacquie Comrie on its digital and social media platforms, and... Read more

  7. BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED AS INAUGURAL CO-CURATING COMPANY FOR NAC ENGLISH THEATRE

    December 9, 2020

    BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED AS INAUGURAL CO-CURATING COMPANY FOR NAC ENGLISH THEATRE New shared curation structure divides NAC English Theatre’s programming resources in half to enable Co-Curating Company to envision its mandate through a national lens December 9, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – National Arts Centre English Theatre, in partnership with Black Theatre... Read more

  8. NAC Celebrates the Holidays With Livestreamed and In-person Performances from Venues Across Canada

    December 1, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today released its December lineup of live and online performances and events. This holiday season features many livestreamed shows from venues around the country in addition to live in-person performances from the NAC. The NAC began a gradual return to live performances on its stages in early September, closely following public health guidelines. DECEMBER... Read more

  9. PLAYWRIGHT TARA BEAGAN WINS 2020 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE

    November 27, 2020

    News Release PLAYWRIGHT TARA BEAGAN WINS 2020 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE The jury describes Beagan’s writing as both “sublime and unbearable” November 26, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Ntlaka’pamux playwright Tara Beagan has been named the 2020 laureate of the Siminovitch Prize, the largest and most prestigious theatre prize in Canada. Ms. Beagan will receive... Read more

  10. MANI SOLEYMANLOU TO HOST 20TH ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL SIMINOVITCH PRIZE CEREMONY

    November 12, 2020

    Details announced on how to watch the event November 12, 2020, OTTAWA – The Siminovitch Prize Foundation and the National Arts Centre are delighted to announce that the highly acclaimed Quebec actor, director and playwright Mani Soleymanlou will host this year’s 20th anniversary, virtual Siminovitch Prize ceremony. Best known as the founding artistic director of the Montreal-based... Read more

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