NAC is extending performance and event cancellations and postponements until August 31

News Releases

  1. The National Arts Centre and the Government of Canada team up to shine the spotlight on Canada’s North in 2012-2013

    August 21, 2012

    Ottawa (Canada)—As Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues his seventh annual tour of Canada’s North this week to highlight the Government of Canada’s support for economic and social development in that region, the National Arts Centre (NAC) is busy with preparations for two major initiatives that will shine a national spotlight on Northern Canadian artists and communities like... Read more

  2. The National Arts Centre Welcomes Sarah Garton Stanley as Associate Artistic Director of English Theatre

    July 10, 2012

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted to announce that Sarah Garton Stanley, an award-winning Director, Creator and Dramaturg, will be joining the NAC English Theatre as Associate Artistic Director. Ms Stanley, a Siminovitch Directing Nominee has been noted for her dedication to the development of the Canadian theatrical repertoire. Ms Stanley has been dramaturg on several projects with... Read more

  3. 2011-12 NAC English Theatre Sets All-Time Attendance Record!

    July 3, 2012

    Ottawa, ON – The NAC English Theatre is thrilled to announce that the 2011–12 Season brought in the largest single ticket audience in the Theatre’s 43-year history, selling 39,204 single tickets and a combined 69,769 with subscription sales. Led by the smash hit holiday musical Oliver! , followed by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt’s farewell tour of 2 Pianos 4 Hands,... Read more

  4. A Canada Day gift worth celebrating: National Arts Centre Foundation receives $500,000 from the Slaight Family Foundation to support emerging artists

    June 29, 2012

    OTTAWA, June 29 2012 – The National Arts Centre Foundation is delighted to announce a $500,000 donation from the Slaight Family Foundation. The Slaight Family Fund for Emerging Artists will support the up-and-coming Canadian artists who appear on its stages, including as part of NAC Presents, National Arts Centre’s all-Canadian programming stream that boldly shines the spotlight on... Read more

  5. Canada Day at the National Arts Centre, in Partnership with Vintage Wings of Canada and Veterans Affairs Canada, salutes our veterans and features lots of free, family-friendly activities and concerts

    June 21, 2012

    Ottawa, Canada – The National Arts Centre, in partnership with Vintage Wings of Canada and the Department of Veterans Affairs, will offer a full slate of free family-friendly concerts and activities on Canada Day, Sunday July 1.  This year, the NAC salutes Canadian veterans and their families with a concert by the Central Band of the Canadian Forces; nostalgic songs from 1930-50... Read more

  6. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ASKS IF YOU WERE ONE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

    June 15, 2012

    Think you are a Dance person? Or maybe Music is more up your alley? Would you be surprised to know if you were a performing art, it would be Theatre? The National Arts Centre is giving you the chance to find out with an exciting contest in which you can discover what kind of performing art you would be, and win a NAC VIP Experience! Simply click on whatwouldIbe.ca, to find out what you would be... Read more

  7.   Glenn Gould’s beloved piano CD 318 finds a permanent home at the National Arts Centre  Media invited to the first open rehearsal on CD 318 with pianist Jan Lisiecki

    June 14, 2012

    Ottawa (Canada)—The National Arts Centre (NAC) is very proud to announce that Glenn Gould’s favorite piano for many years, Steinway CD 318, will be on permanent display to the public as of June 20, 2012. A permanent exhibition about Gould’s extraordinary career will include the award-winning film by Canadian Directors Peter Raymont and Michèle Hozer entitled, “Genius... Read more

  8.   Glenn Gould’s beloved piano CD 318 finds a permanent home at the National Arts Centre  Media invited to the first open rehearsal on CD 318 with pianist Jan Lisiecki

    June 14, 2012

    Ottawa (Canada)—The National Arts Centre (NAC) is very proud to announce that Glenn Gould’s favorite piano for many years, Steinway CD 318, will be on permanent display to the public as of June 20, 2012. A permanent exhibition about Gould’s extraordinary career will include the award-winning film by Canadian Directors Peter Raymont and Michèle Hozer entitled, “Genius... Read more

  9.   Glenn Gould’s beloved piano CD 318 finds a permanent home at the National Arts Centre  Media invited to the first open rehearsal on CD 318 with pianist Jan Lisiecki

    June 14, 2012

    Ottawa (Canada)—The National Arts Centre (NAC) is very proud to announce that Glenn Gould’s favorite piano for many years, Steinway CD 318, will be on permanent display to the public as of June 20, 2012. A permanent exhibition about Gould’s extraordinary career will include the award-winning film by Canadian Directors Peter Raymont and Michèle Hozer entitled, “Genius... Read more

  10. National Arts Centre mourns the passing of Canadian choreographer and dancer Rachel Browne

    June 11, 2012

    Ottawa (Canada)—The National Arts Centre (NAC) is mourning the death of Rachel Browne, the founder of the longest standing contemporary dance company in the country, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (WCD). Known as the beloved matriarch of the Winnipeg dance community, Ms. Browne was visiting Ottawa over the past few days as part of the Canada Dance Festival. The NAC extends its... Read more

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