News Releases

  1. National Arts Centre English Theatre/Centaur Theatre Company co-production Innocence Lost: A Play About Steven Truscott by Beverley Cooper Directed by Roy Surette Featuring the NAC English Theatre Company February 27 – March 16, 2013 NAC Theatre

    February 20, 2013

    Ottawa, Ontario , February 20, 2013 - From one of the most famous and controversial cases in Canadian judicial history comes a compelling true story that changed a small community forever and sent shockwaves around the world.  The National Arts Centre English Theatre presents, in co-production with Centaur Theatre Company, Innocence Lost: A Play About Steven Truscott, playing February 27... Read more

  2. Carte Blanche, Norway's National Company of Contemporary Dance, performs 3 O’Clock in the Afternoon on February 22-23

    February 13, 2013

    Norway’s National Company of Contemporary Dance, Carte Blanche, makes its National Arts Centre debut with the high-energy, theatrical 3 O’Clock in the Afternoon. Choreographed by the award-winning Ina Christel Johannessen, this is a poetic, political, and gripping dance piece which focuses on boundaries: -geographical and political; those in our minds; and, those of the physical... Read more

  3. Spend Family Day Weekend with the NAC English Theatre!

    February 12, 2013

    Saturday, February 16 & Monday, February 18 An Opera for Young People Sanctuary Song By Abigail Richardson-Schulte and Marjorie Chan Directed by Lynda Hill NAC Studio   Monday, February 18, 12pm-4pm 3rd Annual NAC English Theatre Family Day NAC Lobby   Ottawa, ON – The NAC English Theatre celebrates the long weekend in February with families in mind. ... Read more

  4. One night only -- Ballet BC presents a tantalizing triple-bill of daring modern dance on February 12

    February 5, 2013

    Vancouver-based Ballet BC (under the artistic direction of Emily Molnar) returns to the NAC to perform a terrific triple-bill of exhilarating contemporary ballets from three of the world’s leading choreographers. Bold and innovative, the company has a distinctive style and approach, and its 18 exceptional dancers blend their rigorous classical technique with muscular athleticism and a... Read more

  5. Maestro Pinchas Zukerman welcomes pianist Yefim Bronfman to the National Arts Centre, as the two musicians perform with the National Arts Centre Orchestra Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7.

    February 1, 2013

    The two are lifelong friends, having met when they were in their teens. Having reached the highest heights of the international classical music realm, the two have developed a musical communication, with years of performance experience to be witnessed in this brilliant exploration of beautiful Brahms melodies, onstage. Maestro Pinchas Zukerman: “Fima, I’ve known since he was 15.... Read more

  6. 4 companies. 3 intimate venues: 1 jam-packed week of dance! The fifteen performances of Face 2 Face explode on the Ottawa dance scene from February 5-9, 2013

    January 29, 2013

    Five provocative, innovative works heat up Ottawa for a mid-winter thaw February 5-9, 2013. The NAC Dance's first-ever Face 2 Face series brings you face to face with a potent mix of exciting works by choreographers who are making waves on the international scene. Rousing, irreverent, playful, bold ... Face 2 Face promises a radical departure from the everyday! NOTE: Some works feature... Read more

  7. GENERAL AUDITIONS National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Vancouver Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9, 2013.

    January 22, 2013

    National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley and Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley will be conducting general auditions in Vancouver Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9, 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... Read more

  8. The NAC Winter Sale is Back - Two Tickets for $39!

    January 15, 2013

    Ottawa, Ontario – It might be winter outside, but the National Arts Centre has the best way to keep warm and entertained at the same time – we’re once again predicting an early spring with this sizzling deal on fantastic performances at the National Arts Centre! From January 16 – February 19, patrons can buy two tickets to selected NAC performances in Theatre and Music... Read more

  9. The National Arts Centre Orchestra Players Association Christmas FanFair concert and campaign raises over $31,000 for the Ottawa Food Bank and the Snowsuit Fund

    December 28, 2012

    National Arts Centre Orchestra Players' Association/News Release   The musicians of the National Arts Centre Orchestra are pleased to announce that the 2012 NACO musicians’ Christmas FanFair fundraising campaign has raised a total of $31,637.00 for the Snowsuit Fund and the Ottawa Food Bank. This amount will be divided evenly between the two charities. Organizers Marjolaine... Read more

  10. Flags fly at half-mast at the National Arts Centre in honour of Jean Roberts, former Director of Theatre and Artistic Director of English Theatre

    December 18, 2012

    Ottawa (Canada) – It was with great sadness the National Arts Centre learned of the death of Jean Roberts, former Director of Theatre and Artistic Director of English Theatre from 1971 until 1977. Jean Roberts’ contributions to Canadian theatre were significant. She was appointed Director of Theatre at the National Arts Centre in 1971, and under her leadership the NAC greatly... Read more