News Releases

  1. The NAC celebrates 25 years of the annual Gala with soprano Renée Fleming and the NAC Orchestra

    August 24, 2023

    The 2023 edition is a musical and celebratory tribute to philanthropists Janice and Earle O’Born.   OTTAWA, Canada, August 24, 2023 — World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming will headline the 25th NAC Gala on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, in Southam Hall. For the first time since 2013, she will share the stage with... Read more

  2. Music Producers From Around the World Meet in Canada in September

    August 22, 2023

    Global Women’s Producers Program helps right the gender imbalance in the music industry   August 22, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – From September 1st to 10th, music producers from Australia, Argentina, Wales and Canada will meet in person in Montreal and Toronto for an inspiring week of knowledge sharing and networking activities. Working together, they will explore new avenues... Read more


    July 21, 2023

    ENGLISH THEATRE GENERAL AUDITIONS  Audition Dates: September 12-15, 2023  Deadline to submit: Friday, August 25, 2023 at 5:00pm Eastern  National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Nina Lee Aquino will be conducting general auditions at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, as an invitation to meet the local acting community with an eye to casting upcoming seasons of... Read more

  4. NAC Orchestra unveils "FOCUS: Clara, Robert, Johannes" classical music festival to open the 2023-2024 season

    July 12, 2023

    Discover the powerful bond between legendary composers Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, and Johannes Brahms July 12, 2023 – OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) is delighted to present FOCUS: Clara, Robert, Johannes, a two-week festival from September 13 to 21, 2023, that will open the 2023-2024 season. This edition of FOCUS will celebrate the music and intimate... Read more

  5. NAC Orchestra presents free Canada Day Concert with Alexander Shelley, Iskwē, Alex Hetherington, and YAO.

    June 20, 2023

    The Canada Day Concert will take place at Southam Hall on July 1st at 2:30pm. Admission is free. Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated Canada Day Concert, a showcase of exceptional musical talent by Canadian artists and composers. On July 1st, music director Alexander Shelley will lead the Orchestra in concert with singer-songwriter... Read more

  6. The biennial Zones Théâtrales announces its full program lineup for its 10th edition

    June 6, 2023

    Ottawa, June 6, 2023 - Zones Théâtrales is back for its 10th anniversary! This must-attend biennial event is hitting the stages of Ottawa from September 11 to 16, 2023. It’s a great opportunity to get together and showcase the best theatre that French Canada and Quebec’s regions have to offer. Artists from Moncton to Vancouver have once again prepared an array of theatre... Read more

  7. Celebrate National Indigenous History Month with the NAC

    May 29, 2023

    Learn, share, and amplify Indigenous voices, histories, and traditions May 29, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Join us for National Indigenous History Month throughout June, as we present a captivating series of events, workshops, and discussions and deepen our understanding and appreciation of Indigenous cultures. The NAC offers something for everyone, from opportunities to engage with... Read more

  8. Au jardin des Potiniers: Super-Intimate Show in the Form of a Visual Art Installation

    May 25, 2023

    On June 3 and 4, get into this tabletop theatre wordless experience addressed to the beauty and fragility of living things   May 25, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – As a conclusion to its 2022-2023 season, French Theatre presents Au jardin des Potiniers, a slightly Martian garden/show offering a total change of scene! Children are invited to find a spot under a curious... Read more

  9. Margie Gillis to mentor Anne Plamondon as part of the 2023 GGPAA Mentorship Program

    May 24, 2023

    New award: Ralph Escamillan named laureate of the inaugural Emerging Artist Award from RBC, presenting sponsor of the 2023 GGPAA Gala.   OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer Margie Gillis has selected choreographer and dancer Anne Plamondon as her protégée under the... Read more

  10. Your Stories, Your Stage: The National Arts Centre Unveils its 2023-2024 Season

    May 11, 2023

    YOUR STORIES, YOUR STAGE: THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE UNVEILS ITS 2023-2024 SEASON Time to mark your calendars—a wide variety of music, dance and theatre will fill up any wish lists of live performances MAY 11, 2023 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The NAC’s artistic leaders have created a line-up packed with a blend of powerful new works and treasured classics for the 2023-2024 season,... Read more

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