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  1. French theatre presents : Impatience (For ages 14+)

    May 3, 2018

    Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 7:30 pm in the NAC Azrieli Studio One performance only, followed at 9 p.m. by the free event De plain-pied!   OTTAWA, Thursday, May 3, 2018 – OTTAWA – “Hi, my name is Jazia, I’m 14 years old …” Do you think you know all there is to know about today’s teenagers? Check your assumptions against... Read more

  2. French theatre presents : Fendre les lacs

    April 18, 2018

    May 9–12, 2018 at 8 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio   “A powerful wind of change sweeps through Fendre les lacs … by Steve Gagnon. A burning intensity, coupled with a visceral thirst for freedom, delivered by a cast that isn’t afraid of total immersion ... Literally and figuratively.” Geneviève Bouchard, Le Soleil, April 13,... Read more

  3. Annabelle Cloutier Named NAC Executive Director of Communications

    April 17, 2018

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced the appointment of Annabelle Cloutier as NAC Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs, and Corporate Secretary. Annabelle Cloutier is currently the Director of Communications and Public Affairs with the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General. On May 7, Ms. Cloutier will take over the position from Rosemary Thompson, who... Read more

  4. EQUATOR COFFEE ROASTERS OPENS AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    April 12, 2018

    April 12, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Equator Coffee Roasters, a local, family-owned coffee shop, launched its new location inside the atrium of the National Arts Centre with an Official Opening attended by Ottawa City Councillor Catherine McKenney (Somerset Ward); NAC President and CEO Peter Herrndorf; and Carissa Klopoushak, Violin, NAC Orchestra. Founded by award-winning entrepreneurs... Read more

  5. OFFICIAL OPENING OF EQUATOR COFFEE ROASTERS AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ON APRIL 12

    April 9, 2018

    Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity   April 9, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Equator Coffee Roasters, a local, family-owned coffee shop, will open its new location inside the atrium of the National Arts Centre on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9 a.m. Equator at the NAC will be the ideal place to recharge and enjoy great coffee and company – on your way to work, as a meeting place, or... Read more

  6. IN ELASTIC MODE: NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE FRENCH THEATRE’S 2018–2019 SEASON FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

    April 9, 2018

    OTTAWA, April 9, 2018 – Mélanie Dumont, Associate Artistic Director of Youth Programming, has concocted a season of seven shows for all audiences, particularly young people, from toddlers 18 months old to teens age 14 and older. This versatile approach joyfully expands the range of possibilities to include such uniquely creative theatre works as Mile(s)tones,... Read more

  7. DIANA ROSS IN CONCERT WITH THE NAC ORCHESTRA: LIVING LEGEND BRINGS STAR POWER TO NAC GALA FUNDRAISER

    April 4, 2018

    OTTAWA, April 4, 2018 —The 22nd annual NAC fundraising Gala will take place on Wednesday, October 3rd  and will star international icon Diana Ross and the NAC Orchestra. Tickets go on sale to the public on April 9th. Diana Ross — the legendary entertainer whose countless awards and accolades include the Presidential Medal of Freedom— will take to the NAC’s Southam... Read more

  8. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AND ORKIDSTRA MOURN THE DEATH OF JOSÉ ABREU, FOUNDER OF EL SISTEMA

    March 27, 2018

    March 27, 2018 – OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre and Ottawa’s Sistema-inspired program, OrKidstra are mourning the death of Maestro José Antonio Abreu, founder of Venezuelan El Sistema youth orchestras, and of the El Sistema philosophy of social development through music. The project has saved thousands of Venezuelan children from crime and poverty and inspired similar... Read more

  9. French theatre presents : Et si Roméo & Juliette… (For ages 8 to 14)

    March 26, 2018

    Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio “The four acrobatic performers swap roles as naturally as they move through space, spinning, leaping and somersaulting.” MON(theatre).QC.CA, May 3, 2017 (transl.) OTTAWA, Monday, March 26, 2018 – Falling in love: so love is a fall? Sometimes. And it can be fatal! Think of... Read more

  10. French theatre presents : La cerisaie (The Cherry Orchard)

    March 22, 2018

    April 11–14, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the NAC Babs Asper Theatre ENGLISH SURTITLES FRIDAY APRIL 13 // Exclusive Canadian engagement “This production by Flemish collective tg STAN takes an unconventional approach by investing the play with the sense of comedy that Chekhov gave it. And it’s a powerful wind of madness and freedom that blows through this Cherry Orchard... Read more

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