September 2020 Update on Live Performances and Events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. PROGRAMMING DETAILS ANNOUNCED: THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S FREE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE ON JUNE 2

    May 23, 2019

    May 23, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre is delighted to share programming details of its free 50th Anniversary Open House on Sunday, June 2. This unique event, which takes place on the NAC’s actual 50th anniversary, will feature the largest backstage tour in 25 years; music, theatre and dance workshops; pop-up performances by Canadian artists; and activities the... Read more

  2. NAC PRESENTS WINS TOP HONOURS AT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK’S 2019 LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS

    May 13, 2019

    Heather Gibson and staff behind NAC Presents recognized for outstanding team work OTTAWA (Canada) --The team behind the National Arts Centre (NAC)’s Presents concert series, was recognized for their outstanding team work, winning the Best Teamwork in a Soft Seat Theatre / Performing Arts Centre award at the 2019 Live Music Industry Awards ceremony, on Friday 10 May. Created... Read more

  3. THE NEW NAC ANNUAL REPORT DETAILS EXTRAORDINARY YEAR OF RENEWAL AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    May 10, 2019

    NAC releases digital annual report for first time   OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre’s 2017–2018 annual report, entitled The New NAC, was tabled in Parliament last week. The report documents an extraordinary year of renewal, not only of the NAC building, but also the entire institution. In addition, for the first time in its history, the NAC Annual Report... Read more

  4. National Arts Centre Compost Program to Divert 500,000 Food and Drink Containers from Landfill Annually

    May 9, 2019

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) and the Hon. Catherine McKenna, Canadian Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, today unveiled an innovative program that will introduce plant-based food and drink containers and transform them into rich compost to be put into herb gardens at the NAC. The move will divert 500,000 containers from the landfill... Read more

  5. OUR STORIES ARE MEDICINE: CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE UNVEILS INAUGURAL SEASON OF WORLD’S FIRST NATIONAL INDIGENOUS THEATRE

    April 30, 2019

    Season Celebrates Resilience of Indigenous Women and Features More than 10 Indigenous Languages OTTAWA (Canada)  – Canada’s National Arts Centre today unveiled details of the inaugural season of the first national Indigenous Theatre department in the world. The season will celebrate Indigenous women’s resilience, strength and beauty, with 9 productions out of 11... Read more

  6. WORLD-PREMIERE: NAC ORCHESTRA COMMISSIONS NEW WORK BY LEGENDARY CANADIAN HOWARD SHORE

    April 30, 2019

    Howard Shore’s The Forest: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra will receive its world premiere on May 1st, 2019 in a performance by guitarist Miloš Karadaglić and NAC Music Director Alexander Shelley. April 30th, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – On May 1st 2019, the National Arts Centre Orchestra will perform the World-Premiere of a new NAC commission, The Forest: Concerto for... Read more

  7. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES FREE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE AND NAC ORCHESTRA CONCERT ON JUNE 2

    April 26, 2019

    Backstage tour, choir, dance and theatre workshops, exhibitions and pop-up performances April 26, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – On Sunday, June 2, 2019 – the day of the National Arts Centre’s 50th anniversary – the NAC is inviting Canadians to a free Open House that will feature the largest public access to the NAC’s backstage in 25 years, music, theatre and dance... Read more

  8. NAC English Theatre Presents BETWEEN BREATHS by Robert Chafe May 7 - 18 Azrieli Studio

    April 25, 2019

    News Release NAC English Theatre Presentation Between Breaths By Robert Chafe Music composed and arranged by The Once Directed by Jillian Keiley An Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (St. John’s) Production May 7 - 18, 2019 April 25, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Between Breaths is breathtaking.” – The Telegram In the final moments of his extraordinary life, east... Read more

  9. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA EMBARKS ON MAJOR EUROPEAN TOUR IN CELEBRATION OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY

    April 17, 2019

    April 17, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary, the National Arts Centre Orchestra under the leadership of Alexander Shelley is embarking on a European tour in May 2019. CROSSINGS: the NAC Orchestra 50th Anniversary European Tour will feature concerts and collaborative community outreach events in 7 cities and 5 countries: London, Paris, Utrecht, Copenhagen,... Read more

  10. THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE 2019 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS IN DIRECTING

    April 8, 2019

    April 8, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The Siminovitch Prize and the National Arts Centre today announced a call for nominations for Canada’s most prestigious award in theatre. The Siminovitch Prize was launched in 2000 to honour the values and achievements of the renowned scientist Dr. Lou Siminovitch and the late Elinore Siminovitch, a pioneering playwright. The Siminovitch... Read more

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