Street closures around the NAC during Winterlude 2019

News Releases

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. The National Arts Centre's Ideas of North Festival: October 3 to 14

    September 26, 2017

    The National Arts Centre celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and Finland’s centennial year by presenting the Ideas of North Festival from October 3 to 14. Audiences are invited to see and hear the North through a five-part program featuring seven concerts and a series of free events – including noon-hour concerts and pre-concerts chats on music and Nordic... Read more

  4. THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE In Theatre announces 2017 shortlist for Playwriting

    September 25, 2017

    News Release  THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE In Theatre announces 2017 shortlist for Playwriting A celebration for finalists takes place Monday, October 16 at Hart House, University of Toronto Recipient to be announced Monday, November 6 at the National Arts Centre September 25, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The Siminovitch Prize Foundation and the National Arts Centre today announced the... Read more


    September 21, 2017

    AN NAC English Theatre Production   Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion By Drew Hayden Taylor Directed by Jim Millan October 3 - 14, 2017 September 21, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Drew Hayden Taylor has a deft touch for mixing comedy and commentary in an entertaining and all-Canadian form of social satire.”  – Vancouver Sun Over the past... Read more

  6. Three National Arts Centre Tours to Bring the Best of the Arts to Canadians this Fall

    September 19, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) will be criss-crossing Canada this Fall with three performing arts tours bringing the best theatre artists and musicians this country has to offer: From September 28 to October 14, NAC English Theatre will present Molière’s play Tartuffe – as re-imagined by east-coast comedy genius Andy Jones under the direction of Artistic Director Jillian... Read more

  7. The National Arts Centre's Extraordinary President and CEO Peter Herrndorf to Step Down in 2018

    September 18, 2017

    Peter Herrndorf, the President and CEO of the National Arts Centre, will be stepping down on June 2, 2018, after leading Canada’s largest performing arts organization for 18 years—and ushering in  a period of extraordinary growth for the institution. Herrndorf is credited with transforming the NAC artistically through major national and international performing arts projects and... Read more

  8. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: NAC Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

    September 18, 2017

    The National Arts Centre and the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) are once again extending a call for nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 13, 2017. The National Arts Centre award will be presented at a special event at the NAC on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 during CAPACOA’s... Read more

  9. NAC Gala Featuring k.d. lang Raises $747,000 for Arts Educations Programs Across Canada

    September 16, 2017

    Tonight’s 2017 National Arts Centre Gala presented by Rogers and featuring five Grammy- and Juno-Award winning singer/songwriter k.d. lang and the NAC Orchestra, under the leadership of its Music Director Alexander Shelley, has raised $747,000 (net) for the National Youth and Education Trust (NYET) in support of the NAC’s arts and education programs across Canada. The annual NAC Gala... Read more

  10. September 16 NAC Gala Featuring Canadian Icon k.d. lang: A Hot Ticket

    September 11, 2017

    Tickets to the 21st annual NAC Gala, presented by Rogers, on Saturday September 16 featuring Canadian superstar k.d. lang and the NAC Orchestra are almost sold out. k.d. lang — the Grammy- and Juno-Award winning singer/songwriter and her band — will take to the NAC’s Southam Hall stage in a performance that celebrates the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking album... Read more