News Releases

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. East Coast Music Association Receives NAC Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

    November 16, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has been awarded the 2017 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring in the Performing Arts. The ECMA is being recognized for its long-standing commitment to promoting touring by musicians from Atlantic Canada, both at home and abroad.  The award was presented at the... Read more

  4. L-E-V / OCD Love

    November 15, 2017

    NAC Dance is proud to welcome back L-E-V Dance Company with their new creation OCD Love. For this highly original piece, L-E-V’s co-artistic directors, Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, teamed up with techno trailblazer DJ Ori Lichtik to create a raw, visceral new work inspired by slam poet Neil Hilborn’s sensational text “OCD”. Harking back to the 90s club scene with its pulsing,... Read more

  5. French theatre presents : Traversée (Recommended for ages 9 and older)

    November 13, 2017

    Saturday, Nov. 25 and Sunday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m., NAC Azrieli Studio Suitable for Deaf and hearing-impaired patrons (some but not all of the dialogue is in Quebec Sign Language)   “Traversée delivers a tightly focused story in the form of a candid and touching personal account.” Le Devoir, November 17, 2016 (Transl.)   OTTAWA, Canada,... Read more


    November 6, 2017

    News Release PLAYWRIGHT MARCUS YOUSSEF WINS 2017 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE CHRISTINE QUINTANA CHOSEN AS PROTÉGÉE Prize awarded Monday, November 6 at the National Arts Centre November 6, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Playwright Marcus Youssef has been named the 2017 recipient of the Siminovitch Prize, Canada’s most prestigious prize in Theatre. This year marks the... Read more

  7. National Arts Centre is Seeking its Next President and CEO

    November 1, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is seeking a new President and CEO to lead Canada’s home for the performing arts in Ottawa. The NAC has a proven track record as a catalyst for performance, creation and learning across Canada. With a budget of just over $70 million, the NAC is one of Canada’s largest performing arts organizations, and is the only bilingual, multi-disciplinary arts... Read more

  8. French theatre presents : The state of siege

    November 1, 2017

    November 15–18 at 7:30 p.m., NAC Babs Asper Theatre English surtitles: Friday, November 17 OTTAWA, November 1, 2017 – As part of their North American tour, the renowned Théâtre de la Ville de Paris company comes to the National Arts Centre for an exclusive Canadian engagement of four performances only (including one with English surtitles, on Friday,... Read more

  9. French theatre presents : Je disparais

    October 25, 2017

    November 1-4, 2017, at 8 p.m., NAC Azrieli Studio “Catherine Vidal’s direction, stripped of all artifice, reflects her great sensitivity to Lygre’s text, and the sparse set puts the focus squarely on the Norwegian playwright’s words …. Vidal’s staging beautifully echoes the purity of the text.” — Jérémy... Read more


    October 18, 2017

    October 18, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre mourns the loss of Gord Downie, the lead singer of the iconic Canadian band The Tragically Hip. The NAC partnered with Gord Downie one year ago today, when he performed the world premiere of his Secret Path project in Southam Hall. The powerful multimedia performance was about the true story of Chanie Wenjack, a young boy... Read more