News Releases


    January 23, 2015

    5 choreographers + 3 intimate venues + 2 continents = 1 week of outstanding dance! The NAC’s Face 2 Face contemporary dance series returns for one sensational week of spectacular dance. This third edition of Face 2 Face brings you face to face with compelling personal performances created and inspired by experiences of Africa. Artists from South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the... Read more

  2. Le grand méchant loup at the NAC Studio

    December 9, 2013

    Ottawa, le 9 décembre 2013 – Pour le temps des fêtes, le Théâtre français du CNA propose aux familles Le grand méchant loup de Jacqueline Gosselin. Dans ce spectacle clownesque, trois cancres font un exposé oral sur la présence du loup dans les contes. Madame La Noire, Madame La Blonde et Monsieur Le... Read more

  3. Exciting week of stellar public performances! Summer Music Institute brings exceptional musicians from U.S., China, France, Germany

    June 20, 2013

    OTTAWA –  For the second week in a row, Ottawa music lovers can hear high-calibre, live performance by some of the most talented young classically-trained musicians in the world. NAC Music Director Maestro Pinchas Zukerman created the Summer Music Institute 15 years ago. It's an exceptional music training institute that runs this year until June 29, welcoming students from most... Read more

  4. Over 250 deserving youth to attend Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala in “Inspiration Seats,” thanks to McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada

    May 28, 2013

    The National Arts Centre is delighted to announce that over 250 deserving young people from the National Capital Region will attend the 21st Anniversary Gala of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards on Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m., thanks to McDonald';s Restaurants of Canada. A sponsor of the GGPAA Gala for six years, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada will transform the... Read more

  5. The National Arts Centre hopes to minimize transportation and parking challenges for NAC patrons on Ottawa Race Weekend May 25-26

    May 22, 2013

    The National Arts Centre wishes to advise all patrons that they may face significant challenges getting to, and parking nearby, the NAC during Ottawa Race Weekend, May 25-26. Tens of thousands of people will converge on the downtown core during the weekend, some roads will be closed, and parking may be difficult to find. Because of road closures and the predicted high volume of both... Read more

  6. CELEBRATE CANADA DAY AT THE NAC! Singer-Songwriter Sarah Slean performs with the National Arts Centre Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Canada Day

    April 30, 2013

    CELEBRATE CANADA DAY AT THE NAC! Singer-Songwriter Sarah Slean performs with theNational Arts Centre Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Canada Day Free concerts and events with Unisong, Mike Ford, Central Band of Canadian Forces, and more! Ottawa, Canada – The National Arts Centre will be the place to be on Canada Day, offering a full slate of free family-friendly concerts and activities on... Read more

  7. Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story Conceived and written by Audrei-Kairen Directed by John Cooper Starring JACKIE RICHARDSON April 24 – May 11, 2013

    April 17, 2013

    National Arts Centre English TheatrePresents A Belfry Theatre Production Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story Conceived and written by Audrei-Kairen Directed by John Cooper Starring JACKIE RICHARDSON April 24 – May 11, 2013 NAC Theatre GUARANTEED TO ROCK YOUR SOUL!   Ottawa, Ontario - Before Elvis sang “Hound Dog” and Janis Joplin belted out... Read more

  8. Two nights only -- Alberta Ballet shines the spotlight on Elton John's rock n' roll life in the ultra-high energy Love Lies Bleeding at the NAC on April 19-20, 2013

    April 9, 2013

    OTTAWA, April 9, 2013 — The undiluted pleasure and excitement of pop-rock music meets the breathtaking athleticism of ballet in the ultra-sequined spectacle Love Lies Bleeding. Alberta Ballet’s Artistic Director, Jean Grand-Maître, choreographer of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies, creates a visually electrifying tribute to the work of legendary British glam-rock... Read more

  9. The National Arts Centre celebrates the return of the magnificient Oonark Tapestry

    April 4, 2013

    OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre today unveiled the magnificent tapestry by renowned Inuit artist Jessie Oonark, just in time for the upcoming Northern Scene festival. The NAC first unveiled Ms. Oonark’s 373 cm by 601 cm tapestry in May 1973. The unnamed work was installed above the grand staircase in the NAC foyer, where it was displayed proudly until 1994 when it was removed and... Read more

  10. National Arts Centre to livestream announcement of 2013 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards laureates

    April 4, 2013

    Ottawa — Canada’s National Arts Centre today announced that for the first time ever, it will livestream the announcement of this year’s laureates of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards – Canada’s highest honour for the performing arts – enabling Canadians across the country to be part of the excitement. “The Governor... Read more