News Releases

  1. Highlights of an Extraordinary and Historic Year at Canada's National Arts Centre

    December 27, 2017

    In the midst of Canada’s 150th year, the National Arts Centre had one of the most successful years in its 48-year history. Here are some of the highlights of 2017: 1) The appointment of Kevin Loring as the NAC’s first-ever Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre Kevin Loring is a Nlaka’pamux from the Lytton First Nation in B.C., a Governor General’s Award-winning... Read more

  2. New Year’s Eve at the National Arts Centre and Lighting of the Kipnes Lantern

    December 14, 2017

    The public is invited to celebrate the coming of the New Year at Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) on December 31. The NAC’s Be Here for the New Year! event features free family activities from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. including holiday crafts, performances by local jazz band Stevens and Kennedy, a New Year’s dance moves workshop by Luv 2 Groove, and lots of hot chocolate. One of the... Read more


    December 14, 2017

    Multimedia concert based on children’s book about Grammy Award winner Joshua Bell & performance of Christmas choral classics by the Choirs of Christ Church Cathedral. December 14, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) — The Man with the Violin: Suite for Violin and Orchestra, based on the story of superstar violinist Joshua Bell performing outside a metro station, will receive its Canadian... Read more

  4. National Arts Centre Appoints Lori Marchand as First Managing Director of Indigenous Theatre

    December 13, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is very pleased to announce that Lori Marchand, the longstanding, highly-respected Executive Director of Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, British Columbia will be the first Managing Director of Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre. She will take up her post in April 2018. Ms. Marchand has extensive experience in building and strengthening artistic... Read more

  5. French theatre presents : Histoires à plumes et à poils (Ages 3 to 8)

    December 6, 2017

    Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m., NAC Azrieli Studio   “Playwright and director Érika Tremblay-Roy’s ingenuity is wonderful to see. Using just a few simple materials—a few tubes, red gloves, a bit of rope—, she brings the various animals to life.” Le Devoir, May 3, 2017   OTTAWA, Canada, December 6,... Read more

  6. National Arts Centre Orchestra Concludes Canada 150 Tour in Yellowknife on December 9

    December 6, 2017

    Highlight Includes Performances by Award-Winning Yellowknife Artists OTTAWA, December 6, 2017 — Members of Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra, along with Music Director Alexander Shelley will conclude the landmark Canada 150 Tour with concerts and music education activities in Yellowknife on December 9. The tour concludes with a chamber music concert at the Northern Arts... Read more

  7. NAC Launches 2017-18 Share the Spirit Program for Deserving Children and Families

    November 30, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC), with the help of Presenting Sponsor Sun Life Financial and generous partners and donors, is bringing the magic of live performing arts this holiday season and throughout the year to hundreds of deserving children and their families in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. This is the ninth year for Share the Spirit, an initiative aimed at families who, for economic or health... Read more

  8. National Arts Centre Orchestra's Canada 150 music and education tour comes to Iqaluit December 4 to 6

    November 28, 2017

    Members of Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra, along with Music Director Alexander Shelley, will visit Iqaluit December 4 to 6, and Yellowknife on December 9, for concerts and music education activities as part of the final segment of its Canada 150 Tour. One of the week’s highlights is a unique and intimate concert at St. Jude’s Cathedral in Iqaluit at 7:30 p.m. on... Read more

  9. French theatre presents : La bibliothèque interdite

    November 22, 2017

    December 6-9 at 8 p.m., NAC Studio Azrieli Added performance Saturday December 9 at 4 p.m.   OTTAWA, November 27, 2017 – Buenos Aires, 1941. A poet has barely started his job as concierge of the forbidden library when he is incarcerated by Inspector Barracuda. In a sordid setting, to the sinister strains of the milonga, he realizes that his captor is a character from one of... Read more

  10. Back by Popular Demand! A Christmas Carol - December 5 - 24

    November 20, 2017

    News Release NAC English Theatre Production   A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Adapted and directed by Jillian Keiley featuring Andy Jones as Scrooge December 5 - 24, 2017 November 20, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “A spirited tale of how things should be...haunting and magical.” - Capital Critics Circle Back by popular demand! Wander through snow-filled forests,... Read more