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  1. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE FLAGS FLY AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOUR OF INDIGENOUS ACTOR CATHY ELLIOTT

    October 17, 2017

    October 17, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre mourns the loss of Cathy Elliott, a gifted artist and a proud member of the Sipekne'katik Mi'kmaq First Nation. The Dora Mavor Moore Award-nominated actor, playwright and composer recently appeared on the NAC stage last season as Rita in the highly acclaimed production of Children of God by Corey Payette. “I... Read more

  2. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA’S CANADA 150 TOUR ARRIVES IN SASKATOON OCTOBER 22

    October 17, 2017

    OTTAWA  —From October 17 to November 4, Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra, led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, will visit the western provinces and northern territories to continue the Canada 150 Tour, and it arrives in Saskatoon on October 22. This is the first tour led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, and it will feature Calgary-based pianist, Jan... Read more

  3. The National Arts Centre Congratulates Diamond Schmitt Architects for its Ottawa Urban Design Award

    October 17, 2017

    Canada’s National Arts Centre is delighted to congratulate the design team at Diamond Schmitt Architects who tonight received the 2017 Ottawa Urban Design Award for their work on the stunning rejuvenation of the NAC building.  The prestigious Toronto-based firm received their award – under the category of Urban Infill (low rise) – during a ceremony in one of the NAC’s... Read more

  4. French theatre presents : Ma petite boule d’amour (Ages 3 to 6)

    October 13, 2017

    Sat., Oct. 28 and Sun., Oct. 29 at 11 a.m and 3 p.m., NAC Rossy Pavilion “A loving tribute to [popular children’s TV personality] Fanfreluche, this simple, ingenious play invites the audience to enter the story, then leave it, just as you would close a book.” —Marie Fradette, LE DEVOIR, May 16, 2017   OTTAWA (Canada), October 13, 2017... Read more

  5. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA’S CANADA 150 TOUR ARRIVES IN WINNIPEG OCTOBER 17

    October 12, 2017

    OTTAWA —From October 17 to November 4, Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra, led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, will visit the western provinces and northern territories to continue the Canada 150 Tour, and the first stop is in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This is the first tour led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, and it will feature Calgary-based pianist, Jan Lisiecki. The... Read more

  6. KING OF THE YEES BY LAUREN YEE DIRECTED BY SHERRY J. YOON OCTOBER 25- NOVEMBER 11, 2017

    October 11, 2017

    An NAC English Theatre Presentation   KING OF THE YEES by Lauren Yee Directed by Sherry J. Yoon A Gateway Theatre (Richmond, BC) Production October 25- November 11, 2017 October 11, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) –  “Jaw-droppingly funny.” – Georgia Straight It’s mid-rehearsal, and two actors playing Lauren and Larry deliver their lines. All is well until... Read more

  7. WINTER/SPRING NAC PRESENTS LINEUP INCLUDING RANDY BACHMAN, MICHEL PAGLIARO, ROSE COUSINS AND MANY MORE ANNOUNCED!

    October 4, 2017

    October 4, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The NAC Presents series, in partnership with BMO Financial Group, is pleased to announce the addition of 30 new amazing shows to its 2017-18 season. Programmed by Executive Producer Heather Gibson and Associated Producer Xavier Forget, these concerts will be part of the Winter/Spring lineup taking place in the all four NAC halls from January to May,... Read more

  8. GABRIEL DUMONT’S WILD WEST SHOW - October 18-21, NAC Babs Asper Theatre

    October 3, 2017

    WORLD PREMIERE // NAC FRENCH THEATRE CO-PRODUCTION (Presented in French only) “My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them back their spirit.” —Louis Riel OTTAWA (Canada), October 3, 2017 –– NAC French Theatre will open its 2017–18 season with a bold, large-scale new work: Gabriel Dumont’s Wild... Read more

  9. Slaight Family Foundation Donates Another $500,000 to put Emerging Artists on NAC Stages

    October 3, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted to announce a $500,000 gift from the Slaight Family Foundation to support the up-and-coming Canadian artists who appear on its stages as part of NAC Presents, the Centre’s all-Canadian contemporary music series. Emerging artists who have been featured in the NAC Presents over the past five seasons include Lisa Leblanc, The Once, Lindi Ortega,... Read more

  10. French theatre presents : Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show

    October 3, 2017

    October 18-21, at 7:30 p.m., NAC Babs Asper Theatre WORLD PREMIERE // NAC FRENCH THEATRE CO-PRODUCTION                          ... Read more

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