News Releases

  1. National Arts Centre Announces First Projects to Receive National Creation Fund Investments

    June 14, 2018

    June 14, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre today announced the first nine projects that will be receiving investments totaling $1.4 million from the National Creation Fund, a new initiative that supports the development of bold and ambitious Canadian work in music, theatre, dance and inter-disciplinary performing arts. The projects are: Eve 2050 (Van Grimde Corps... Read more

  2. Christopher Deacon Named New President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Centre

    June 12, 2018

    June 12, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – After an extensive national search that began in November 2017, the Board of Trustees of the National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced Christopher Deacon as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization, effective immediately. He succeeds Peter Herrndorf who stepped down from the position on June 2, 2018. Christopher Deacon, 59,... Read more

  3. Tom Jackson to Mentor Sarah Robertson as Part of 2018 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program

    May 22, 2018

    Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted to announce that the renowned actor, musician and activist Tom Jackson has chosen to mentor the multidisciplinary artist Sarah Robertson through the 2018 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program.  Made possible with support from The Keg Spirit Foundation, the program allows past recipients of the Governor... Read more

  4. French theatre presents : Romanzo d'infanzia (For ages 6 to 12)

    May 9, 2018

    Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 at 3 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio Presented in French, with a focus on dance and palatable to all audiences “Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni have just delivered a masterful one-hour performance where theatre and dance merge into a stunning explosion of energy, re‑enacting the flamboyant drama of childhood.”... Read more

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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