News Releases

  1. NAC Violinist Brian Boychuk and his brother Ron Boychuk unveil the latest edition of their greatest cartoon hits

    December 2, 2013

    NAC Violinist Brian Boychuk and his brother Ron Boychuk unveil the latest edition of their greatest cartoon hits Ottawa (Canada)—Brian and Ron Boychuk are two brothers leading double lives. By day Brian is a violinist with Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, and Ron is the superintendant at a top-rated Quebec Golf Course, by night they are the creators of a much beloved comic... Read more

  2. Four More Shows Added! One of Ottawa’s Favourite Things for the Holidays

    November 20, 2013

    National Arts Centre English Theatre Production The Sound of Music Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Suggested by ‘The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp Directed by Joey Tremblay Musical Direction by Allen Cole Choreography by Dayna Tekatch Featuring the 2013-14 Ensemble EXTENDED! December 3, 2013 –... Read more

  3. Petit Bonhomme en paper carbone at the NAC Studio

    November 18, 2013

    Ottawa, le 18 novembre 2013 - Le Théâtre français du CNA est heureux de présenter son premier spectacle jeunesse de la saison : Petit bonhomme en papier carbone, mis en scène et interprété par Francis Monty. Éthienne a 56 frères, une mère frivole et un père ruminant. Quelle famille! Vrai ou pas,... Read more


    November 18, 2013

    On Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23, subscriptions purchased online to NAC Orchestra, English Theatre, French Theatre, Dance and Variety Pack are 50% off the regular Box Office ticket price! The Online Subscription Sale will be held from 10 a.m. Friday November 22 to midnight on Saturday November 23 – ONLINE ONLY! Subscriptions to the National Arts Centre 2013-2014 programming... Read more

  5. Ta douleur at the NAC Studio

    November 13, 2013

    Ottawa, November 21, 2013 – Director/choreographer Brigitte Haentjens and performers Anne Le Beau and Francis Ducharme invite the audience to explore the dramaturgy of sorrow in all its forms with Ta douleur – a physical performance with very little dialogue that appeals to fans regardless of their linguistic background. It will be... Read more

  6. One Chicago legend pays tribute to another as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performs the extraordinary One Thousand Pieces at the National Arts Centre on November 23

    November 8, 2013

    Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) — one of the best contemporary ensembles in the United States — celebrated their 35th anniversary in 2012 with the magical One Thousand Pieces by resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo. Inspired by Marc Chagall’s “America Windows” —  six monumental panels of glowing blue stained-glass at the Art Institute of Chicago... Read more

  7. GENERAL AUDITIONS National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Winnipeg Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27, 2013.

    November 7, 2013

    National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley and Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley will be conducting general auditions in Winnipeg Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Priority to be given to members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Please note: Actors may only audition for the NAC English Theatre once every three years.... Read more

  8. National Arts Centre English Theatre Presents HAMLET (solo) By William Shakespeare Featuring Raoul Bhaneja Directed by Robert Ross Parker Hope and Hell Theatre Company in association with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd November 12 - 23, 2013 NAC Studio

    November 1, 2013

    You’ve never seen Hamlet quite like this! Shakespeare’s famous tragedy is performed by award-winning actor Raoul Bhaneja – playing all 17 roles himself. Hamlet (Solo) puts a fine point on the three most essential elements of theatre: The Actor, The Text and The Audience in this two-hour must-see phenomenon. Created by Ottawa-natives and Canterbury High School graduates Raoul... Read more

  9. Celebrated choreographer-performer Akram Khan — an Ottawa favourite — performs his phenomenal new full-length solo DESH at the National Arts Centre on November 14-15-16

    October 30, 2013

    After five years of collaborations with internationally renowned artists, celebrated choreographer-performer Akram Khan reconnects with his cultural roots in DESH, meaning “homeland” in Bengali. For this new full-length dance solo, inspired by his parents’ homeland of Bangladesh, Khan collaborates with Oscar-winning visual designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon),... Read more

  10. Canada’s National Arts Centre announces Alexander Shelley as its Music Director-designate Renowned conductor to lead NAC Orchestra in 2015-2016

    October 30, 2013

    Ottawa (Canada) — Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) announced today that Alexander Shelley has been appointed Music Director-designate for the National Arts Centre Orchestra. He will assume the role of Music Director as of September 1, 2015. “Alexander Shelley is one of the leading figures in the new generation of international conductors,” said Peter Herrndorf,... Read more