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  1. NAC French Theatre launches 2024 Collective activities and presents Le virus et la proie

    November 6, 2023

    In November, NAC French Theatre tackles politics in all its expressions and contradictions   November 6, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – With the 2023–24 season well underway, NAC French Theatre is preparing to present the Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental’s production of Le virus et la proie (“the virus and the prey”) and... Read more

  2. Margo Kane Receives National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

    November 6, 2023

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that Margo Kane has been awarded the 2023 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring.  Ms. Kane is being recognized for her lifelong commitment to creating new performance and touring opportunities for Indigenous artists and companies, and the development of Indigenous touring networks in Canada and abroad. ... Read more

  3. NAC GALA : Celebrating Arts Education in Canada Over the Past 25 years

    November 1, 2023

    The NAC Gala in support of the National Youth and Education Trust has raised over $15 million through the years. November 1, 2023 – OTTAWA, Canada — This evening, on the occasion of its 2023 Gala featuring world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming, the National Arts Centre (NAC) and its orchestra, led by Music Director Alexander Shelley,... Read more

  4. Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young’s Highly Anticipated New Work Comes to the NAC

    October 24, 2023

    Assembly Hall, a Kidd Pivot Production, is a brilliantly orchestrated hybrid of dance and theatre October 24, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Sure to be a hot ticket this season, Assembly Hall comes to Babs Asper Theatre from November 2 to 4. From the team that created the ground-breaking, award-winning productions of Revisor and Betroffenheit — which The Guardian hailed as “the... Read more

  5. Theatre Icon Walter Borden Brings Highly Anticipated The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time To The NAC

    October 17, 2023

    THEATRE ICON WALTER BORDEN BRINGS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ONE MAN SHOW TO THE NAC   Autobiographical The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time arrives after previously cancelled performances in 2022. October 4, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada). In February of 2022, NAC English Theatre was set to present Walter Borden’s masterpiece, The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time, when protests in downtown... Read more

  6. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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