News Releases

  1. NAC PRESENTS WINS TOP HONOURS AT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK’S 2019 LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS

    May 13, 2019

    Heather Gibson and staff behind NAC Presents recognized for outstanding team work OTTAWA (Canada) --The team behind the National Arts Centre (NAC)’s Presents concert series, was recognized for their outstanding team work, winning the Best Teamwork in a Soft Seat Theatre / Performing Arts Centre award at the 2019 Live Music Industry Awards ceremony, on Friday 10 May. Created... Read more

  2. NAC English Theatre Presents BETWEEN BREATHS by Robert Chafe May 7 - 18 Azrieli Studio

    April 25, 2019

    News Release NAC English Theatre Presentation Between Breaths By Robert Chafe Music composed and arranged by The Once Directed by Jillian Keiley An Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (St. John’s) Production May 7 - 18, 2019 April 25, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Between Breaths is breathtaking.” – The Telegram In the final moments of his extraordinary life, east... Read more

  3. NAC English Theatre presents THE PIGEON KING. April 24 - May 5, 2019

    April 5, 2019

    News Release NAC English Theatre presentation The Pigeon King by REBECCA AUERBACH, JASON CHESWORTH, GIL GARRATT, GEORGE MEANWELL, J.D. NICHOLSEN, GEMMA JAMES SMITH, BIRGITTE SOLEM and SEVERN THOMPSON Directed by SEVERN THOMPSON A Blyth Festival Production April 24 – May 5, 2019 April 5, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “The Pigeon King soars…a great experience that... Read more

  4. The French theatre presents: Ce qu'on attend de moi

    March 7, 2019

    From March 26 to 30, 2019 at La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins Two performances every night at 6:30 and 9 p.m., except on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. (World Theatre Day) "On the edge of fantasma and reality, the performance maintains a clever balance between the compassion towards a one-night actor and the discomfort regarding a kind of « self-acting »... Read more

  5. THE NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT OF THE BIG BANG FESTIVAL A ROUSING SUCCESS!

    March 5, 2019

    8000 people enjoyed the family-friendly two-day Festival of sound By all accounts the North American debut of Europe’s BIG BANG Festival was a rousing success! On February 17 and 18 the NAC opened its doors to 8000 participants who enjoyed adventures in sound, dozens of shows, performances and sound installations dreamed up by artists from here and abroad in celebration of the joy of... Read more

  6. NAC TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH POWERFUL PERFORMANCES AND FREE EVENTS

    March 1, 2019

    March 8th features free events and performances including the REDdress project, experimental vocalist and artist Tanya Tagaq, and the NAC Orchestra’s groundbreaking performance Life Reflected OTTAWA — On March 8, the National Arts Centre will celebrate International Women’s Day with a lineup of powerful events and activities honouring inspiring women. The day is an occasion... Read more

  7. CORRUPTION, DECEPTION AND RAZOR-SHARP WIT ABOUND IN KIDD PIVOT’S REVISOR

    February 27, 2019

    Canadian heavyweights Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young use farce to explore themes of politics and moral bankruptcy in this innovative dance theatre hybrid   OTTAWA — The National Arts Centre (NAC) is thrilled to present Revisor, the highly anticipated new work by Kidd Pivot from February 28 – March 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Babs Asper Theatre. Choreographer Crystal Pite... Read more

  8. NAC English Theatre Presents Prince Hamlet Adapted from William Shakespeare and Directed by Ravi Jain - February 27 - March 9 Azrieli Studio

    February 15, 2019

    NAC English Theatre Presentation Prince Hamlet Adapted from William Shakespeare and Directed by Ravi Jain A Why Not Theatre (Toronto) Production February 27 – March 9, 2019 February 14, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “A fearless, imaginative reimagining of Hamlet that consistently challenges our perceptions.” – The Slotkin Letter When he learns his father’s... Read more

  9. NAC English Theatre Presents THE WEDDING PARTY Babs Asper Theatre January 30 - February 9

    January 23, 2019

    NAC English Theatre Presentation The Wedding Party by Kristen Thomson based on the characters created by Trish Lindström, Tony Nappo, Moya O’Connell, Tom Rooney and Bahia Watson Directed by Chris Abraham A Crow’s Theatre (Toronto) and Talk is Free Theatre (Barrie, ON) Production January 30 – February 9, 2019 January 16, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “What... Read more

  10. CITY OF OTTAWA PROCLAIMS “NAC ORCHESTRA COMMUNITY WEEK” AS THE ANNUAL, HALLMARK OUTREACH PROGRAM BEGINS

    January 21, 2019

    The annual community collaboration reaches hundreds in the NCR through side-by-side workshops and concerts in schools, hospitals and senior living centres. OTTAWA — The annual NAC Orchestra Community Week begins today. To mark the occasion, Mayor Jim Watson has proclaimed January 21st to 27th NAC Orchestra Community Week in Ottawa. The program’s mission is to reach students, youth,... Read more

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