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  1. French theatre presents : Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show

    October 3, 2017

    October 18-21, at 7:30 p.m., NAC Babs Asper Theatre WORLD PREMIERE // NAC FRENCH THEATRE CO-PRODUCTION                          ... Read more

  2. The National Arts Centre's Ideas of North Festival: October 3 to 14

    September 26, 2017

    The National Arts Centre celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and Finland’s centennial year by presenting the Ideas of North Festival from October 3 to 14. Audiences are invited to see and hear the North through a five-part program featuring seven concerts and a series of free events – including noon-hour concerts and pre-concerts chats on music and Nordic... Read more

  3. THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE In Theatre announces 2017 shortlist for Playwriting

    September 25, 2017

    News Release  THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE In Theatre announces 2017 shortlist for Playwriting A celebration for finalists takes place Monday, October 16 at Hart House, University of Toronto Recipient to be announced Monday, November 6 at the National Arts Centre September 25, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The Siminovitch Prize Foundation and the National Arts Centre today announced the... Read more

  4. AN NAC ENGLISH THEATRE PRODUCTION SIR JOHN A: ACTS OF A GENTRIFIED OJIBWAY REBELLION BY DREW HAYDEN TAYLOR DIRECTED BY JIM MILLAN OCTOBER 3 - 14, 2017

    September 21, 2017

    AN NAC English Theatre Production   Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion By Drew Hayden Taylor Directed by Jim Millan October 3 - 14, 2017 September 21, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Drew Hayden Taylor has a deft touch for mixing comedy and commentary in an entertaining and all-Canadian form of social satire.”  – Vancouver Sun Over the past... Read more

  5. September 16 NAC Gala Featuring Canadian Icon k.d. lang: A Hot Ticket

    September 11, 2017

    Tickets to the 21st annual NAC Gala, presented by Rogers, on Saturday September 16 featuring Canadian superstar k.d. lang and the NAC Orchestra are almost sold out. k.d. lang — the Grammy- and Juno-Award winning singer/songwriter and her band — will take to the NAC’s Southam Hall stage in a performance that celebrates the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking album... Read more

  6. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ENGLISH THEATRE TOURS TO NEWFOUNDLAND - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JILLIAN KEILEY BRINGS ANDY JONES’ TARTUFFE HOME

    August 2, 2017

    News Release NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ENGLISH THEATRE TOURS TO NEWFOUNDLAND - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JILLIAN KEILEY BRINGS ANDY JONES’ TARTUFFE HOME Robert Joy and Greg Malone among a mix of Canadian performers taking the show on the road for a five-city tour! OTTAWA, July 20, 2017 — In 2013, English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley opened her first season at the National Arts... Read more

  7. Canadian Opera Legend Russell Braun joins faculty of NAC’s Young Artist Program June 5-24

    June 5, 2017

    Aspiring young artists to receive month-long training from all-star faculty (OTTAWA) – From June 5-24, 2017, 64 talented young musicians from all around the world will embark on a three-week coaching and mentorship program during the 19th edition of the National Arts Centre’s Young Artists Program (YAP). This year, renowned Canadian baritone Russell Braun, joins the all-star faculty,... Read more

  8. The Louis Riel Opera to Make Ottawa Premiere at the National Arts Centre June 15

    May 18, 2017

    My people will sleep for 100 years, and when they wake, it will be the artists who give them back their souls. —Louis Riel, 1885 OTTAWA --Fresh from a triumphant seven-day run at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Canadian Opera Company (COC)’s Louis Riel makes its Ottawa premiere opening the National Arts Centre’s Canada Scene festival, running... Read more

  9. THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE 2017 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS IN PLAYWRITING

    May 12, 2017

    THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE 2017 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS IN PLAYWRITING May 12, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The Siminovitch Prize and the National Arts Centre today announced a call for nominations for Canada’s most prestigious award in theatre. The Siminovitch Prize was launched in 2000 to honour the values and achievements of the renowned scientist Lou Siminovitch and the late... Read more

  10. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE FRENCH THEATRE UNVEILS ITS 2017–18 SEASON

    April 26, 2017

    May you be illuminated by the new season! Brigitte Haentjens, Artistic Director of the National Arts Centre (NAC) French Theatre and recent recipient of a 2017 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award (GGPAA) for lifetime artistic achievement, invites you to discover powerful and luminous works both poetic and political, created in a multiplicity of forms by artists with a talent for... Read more

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