News Releases

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. The French theatre presents: Hamlet_director's cut

    January 16, 2019

    January 30, 31, February 1, 2 at 8 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio Performed in French only with no English surtitles “In a remarkable visual twist, director François Blouin surrounds Marc Beaupré’s Hamlet with eerie spectres, not just of Hamlet’s father, but of Claudius, Gertrude, Ophelia and so on.” Jim Burke, Montreal Gazette, April 7, 2017... Read more

  9. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE APPOINTS ARNA EINARSDÓTTIR AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA

    December 3, 2018

    News Release NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE APPOINTS ARNA EINARSDÓTTIR AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA December 3, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre is very pleased to announce that Arna Einarsdóttir, Managing Director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (ISO), will become the new Managing Director of Canada’s National Arts Centre... Read more

  10. THE BELOVED TALE OF THE NUTCRACKER COMES TO LIFE AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE, AND IS ALMOST SOLD-OUT!

    November 21, 2018

    This cherished NAC tradition is back by popular demand, and there are very few tickets available! November 28 to December 2, the Alberta Ballet performs its sumptuous production of The Nutcracker, marking the 10th anniversary of Edmund Stripe’s choreography. The Nutcracker transports us to a dazzling fairytale world with breathtaking dancing, fantastic costumes, extravagant sets and the... Read more

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