News Releases

  1. 2019 Holiday Season at the National Arts Centre!

    November 25, 2019

    YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE SETS THE STAGE FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON   November 25, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) –The National Arts Centre unveils its holiday decorations today, extending an open invitation to the public to make the NAC their home for the holidays. The NAC is home to many holiday traditions, classic and contemporary alike. Across generations,... Read more


    November 21, 2019

    First time that the Siminovitch Prize is awarded to a team November 21, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Maiko Yamamoto and James Long, long-time collaborators and Artistic Directors of Vancouver’s Theatre Replacement, have been named the 2019 laureates of the Siminovitch Prize, Canada’s most prestigious prize in theatre. It is the first time in the history of the Prize that it... Read more

  3. French Theatre presents Lévriers (Dec 6-7)

    November 21, 2019

    December 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. at LabO, University of Ottawa, in the Ottawa Art Gallery building (10, Daly ave) 14 years old and over In French A bare stage, a few chairs, a director and five performers playing themselves—maybe it’s not even a show? And yet, Sophie Gee has created a poignant work that digs through the junk pile of our everyday failures to extract pearls of... Read more


    November 13, 2019

    OTTAWA (Canada) The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that Ballet BC has been awarded the 2019 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring.  Ballet BC is being recognized for its long history of touring, both within Canada and around the world.  The award will be presented at the opening dinner of the Canadian Arts Presenting Association’s... Read more

  5. French Theatre presents Zéro (Nov. 27-30)

    November 12, 2019

    November 27 to 29, 2019, 8 p.m. and November 29, 2019, 4 p.m. at NAC Azrieli Studio In French with no surtitles   After writing plays dealing with the numbers from 1 to 9 and investigating multiple facets of identity, Mani Soleymanlou goes back to zero, the big nothing. Revisiting his notebooks, he attempts to return to his artistic beginnings and draw from the very... Read more

  6. French Theatre presents J'aime Hydro (Nov. 6-9)

    October 25, 2019

    November 6 to 8, 2019, 7 p.m. and November 9, 2019, 2 p.m. at NAC Babs Asper Theatre In French with no surtitles Acclaimed by about 50,000 people throughout the province of Quebec! More than 3 hours and a half-long documentary play, captivating. On a mission from documentary theatre company Porte Parole, Christine Beaulieu launched herself heart and soul—despite her self-doubts and... Read more

  7. French Theatre presents Une lune entre deux maisons (Nov. 2-3)

    October 23, 2019

    November 2 and 3 at 3 p.m. at NAC Azrieli Studio Recommended for 3-6 years old In French The space between Plume’s house and Taciturne’s house is a chasm. A whole moon can fit into it! With its playground-like set and its moving performances, this show about overcoming our fear of the unfamiliar accurately measures the internal temperature of a child’s heart. Written... Read more

  8. Philanthropists make largest-gift ever to the NAC in support of excellence in the performing arts

    October 5, 2019

    Earle and Janice O’Born Make History by Supporting the National Arts Centre and Canadian talent with One of the Largest Donations Ever Made in the Performing Arts October 5, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that Janice and Earle O’Born are making a transformational gift of $10 million, the largest single gift to the NAC that... Read more

  9. NAC English Theatre Presents Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story - October 16 - 27 Babs Asper Theatre

    October 1, 2019

    News Release NAC English Theatre Presentation Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan and Christian Barry Songs by Ben Caplan and Christian Barry* Directed by Christian Barry A 2b theatre company (Halifax) Production October 16 - 27, 2019 September 30, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – ★★★★★ “A thing of raw and unmissable... Read more

  10. French Theatre presents Parce que la nuit (Oct 16-19)

    September 26, 2019

    October 16 to 19, 2019, 8 p.m. at NAC Azrieli Studio In French with passages in English ‟A fusion of poetry and rock” (La Presse, transl.) ‟Really high calibre work” (ICI Radio-Canada Première, transl.) ‟Five voices, one superb portrait” (Voir, transl.)   In this overview of the life and work of Patti Smith, Brigitte Haentjens... Read more