October 22, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. Legendary Canadian dance icon Peggy Baker illuminates the NAC Studio stage on April 11-13, 2013

    April 3, 2013

    OTTAWA, April 3, 2013 — Peggy Baker returns to the National Arts Centre with her ensemble of exquisite dancers to celebrate the power and poetry of contemporary dance. Featuring four diverse works, Peggy Baker Dance Projects combines powerful musical scores, dramatic lighting designs, and moving poetry to present an evening of stunning choreography. Peggy Baker dances her own double-Dora... Read more

  2. One night only – internationally-renowned Flamenco artist María Pagés and her company perform Autorretrato (Self-portrait) on March 27, 2013

    March 19, 2013

    Dancer-choreographer María Pagés is the most internationally renowned Flamenco artist in the world. Since 1990, when María Pagés Compañía was first founded, Pagés has created a fiercely traditional yet boldly modern Flamenco dance vocabulary. María Pagés Compañía, featuring Pagés, seven dancers, and six musicians... Read more

  3. NAC Presents in partnership with BMO Financial Group Multi-JUNO nominee Danny Michel with special guest Quique Escamilla March 27 & 28, 2013 NAC Studio

    March 19, 2013

    The NAC Presents series, in partnership with BMO Financial Group, is proud to welcome Danny Michel, one of Canada’s finest and most charming songwriters and 2013 JUNO nominee for “World Album of the Year” for his latest release, Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me. Danny appears for the very first time on the Studio stage for two nights only, March 27 and 28.... Read more

  4. The National Arts Centre English Theatre and Great Canadian Theatre Company co-production in association with Red Diva Projects The Edward Curtis Project Written and directed by Marie Clements based on the original production commissioned and produced by Presentation House Theatre (Vancouver, BC) April 2 - 21 All Performances at GCTC

    March 15, 2013

    Ottawa, ON. March 14, 2013 – When do you put down the camera and tell the real story? While on assignment in the far north, Angeline, a Métis reporter, stumbles upon a story that is so haunting, she is unable to erase the images, and it compels her to question the role of reporters as witnesses and the accepted notions of the strength and spirit of Aboriginal peoples. Along the way... Read more

  5. Nathan Medd named Managing Director of National Arts Centre’s English Theatre

    March 14, 2013

    Ottawa (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced the appointment of Parksville, B.C.-born Nathan Medd as Managing Director of the National Arts Centre’s English Theatre.    As the managing producer of the nationally recognized Electric Company Theatre in Vancouver, Mr. Medd helped the operation grow to become one of the largest touring theatre companies in... Read more

  6. NAC Orchestra 2013-14 Season Unveiled! New series, soprano Renée Fleming, Forsyth Double Concerto, and Paul Anka NAC Gala wow the crowds!

    March 13, 2013

    The National Arts Centre Orchestra and Music Director Pinchas Zukerman launch their 2013-14 season today, including a new Casual Fridays concert series! Designed with an earlier start time, a compact program and inspired tapas-style offerings from NAC Executive Chef John Morris, Casual Fridays captures an additional audience of young urbans and commuters for its stellar lineup of guest artists:... Read more

  7. BJM – Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal returns to the NAC with a triumphant triple-bill on March 21-22

    March 7, 2013

    Internationally-renowned company BJM – Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal  returns to the NAC in the midst of celebrating its milestone 40th anniversary season. Under the artistic direction of Louis Robitaille, the troupe presents a mixed bill of contemporary works from three contemporary choreographers: Closer by France’s Benjamin Millepied; Night Box by Chinese-Canadian Wen... Read more

  8. Johannes Moser returns with his rock-star energy to perform Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto

    March 7, 2013

    Cellist Johannes Moser returns to the NAC after his acclaimed debut in 2010 to perform Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto, an elegiac and expressive work that showcases the young cellist’s virtuosity. Concerts are Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, 2013, at 8 p.m. in the NAC’s Southam Hall. Ticket holders are invited after this energizing concert to join cellist Johannes... Read more

  9. GENERAL AUDITIONS National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Halifax Sunday, March 17 and Monday, March 18, 2013.

    March 1, 2013

    National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley and Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley will be conducting general auditions in Halifax Sunday, March 17 and Monday, March 18, 2013. Priority to be given to members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Actors are asked to prepare either two contrasting monologues (of no more than two minutes... Read more

  10. National Arts Centre to announce full Northern Scene lineup

    February 22, 2013

    The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, National Arts Centre President and CEO Peter Herrndorf, and Heather Moore, Producer and Executive Director of the National Arts Centre’s Scene Festivals, will announce the complete programming lineup for Northern Scene on Monday, February 25 at 11 a.m. in the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage. This... Read more