News Releases


    June 19, 2014

    June 19, 2014 – OTTAWA (Canada) –  The National Arts Centre wishes to advise all patrons that they may face significant challenges getting to, and parking nearby, the NAC during the weekend of June 20 and 21. This weekend marks the beginning of the Ottawa Jazz Festival and on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21, the on-ramp from Queen Elizabeth Drive to Laurier Avenue West and... Read more

  2. Highlights of the 2013-2014 French Theatre Season

    June 16, 2014

    Une saison d’émerveillement, de succès et de surprises   Pour sa deuxième saison à la barre du Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts (CNA), Brigitte Haentjens poursuivait sa démarche de direction artistique en offrant une programmation diversifiée, novatrice, marquée par un souci de présenter... Read more

  3. CELEBRATE CANADA DAY AT THE NAC National Captial's Own Kellylee Evans Performs with NAC Orchestra on July 1!

    May 29, 2014

    CELEBRATE CANADA DAY AT THE NAC! National Capital’s own Kellylee Evans performs with the NAC Orchestra for two concerts on Canada Day The NAC opens its door all day, rain or shine, to offer FREE concerts and activities for this annual celebration May 29, 2014 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre will be the place to be on Canada Day, offering a full slate of free... Read more


    May 27, 2014

    After an impressive performance this afternoon, a jury of musicians at the National Arts Centre named Lara Deutsch winner of the 2014 NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition. National Capital Region music students who are studying for careers as orchestral musicians competed for prizes totaling over $19,000. The eight finalists were selected by a jury of six NAC Orchestra musicians and two special... Read more

  5. The National Arts Centre hopes to minimize transportation and parking challenges for NAC patrons on Ottawa Race Weekend May 24-25

    May 21, 2014

    OTTAWA, May 21, 2014 — 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 24-25. 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... Read more

  6. "Gretel et Hansel" at the NAC Studio

    May 20, 2014

    Ottawa, 20 May 2014 – The Théâtre français will be concluding this season’s program of tales and stories for children with Gretel et Hansel, a gripping reworking of the famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm as presented by Suzanne Lebeau. In this version, the playwright speaks directly to children about one of their most intense and secret... Read more

  7. Wanted: teenage performers for "Ce qui nous relie?" 2015

    May 9, 2014

    After an invigorating first edition, Ce qui nous relie? is back and raring to go! But it’s back to square one; we’re starting from scratch. Young people aged 14 to 20 of all backgrounds are invited to take over a creative space in the company of the writer and multidisciplinary artist Anne-Marie Guilmaine. In a series of get-togethers and spirited, exploratory workshops, she... Read more

  8. "Le promenoir" starting from the NAC Studio

    May 8, 2014

    Ottawa, 7 May 2014 – To close its 2013-14 season, the Théâtre français invites you to leave the theatre in order to discover Le promenoir, a walkabout show that takes place at four stations both inside and outside the NAC. Featuring some fifty artists, artisans and citizens from the Ottawa-Gatineau region, it is directed by Christian Lapointe and... Read more

  9. An NAC English Theatre presentation OIL AND WATER BY ROBERT CHAFE DIRECTED BY JILLIAN KEILEY An Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (St. John’s) production

    May 5, 2014

    May 2, 2014 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “A winner. An outstanding and compelling theatrical experience.” - The London Free Press On February 18th, 1942, the USS Truxtun, along with the supply ship the USS Pollux, battered by a severe winter storm, were forced onto the rocks of the southeast coast of Newfoundland. Hundreds of men from both ships died. Among the... Read more

  10. "Albertine, en cinq temps" at the NAC Theatre

    April 28, 2014

    Ottawa, 28 April 2014 – From April 30 to May 3, Albertine, en cinq temps, the legendary play by Michel Tremblay, will be back at the NAC to celebrate its 30th anniversary! Originally presented at the Théâtre français in 1984 by André Brassard, the theatre’s artistic director at the time, the work has come to be viewed... Read more