All NAC performances and events cancelled until Monday April 27, 2020

News Releases

  1. #CANADAPERFORMS COVID-19 RELIEF FUND IN SUPPORT OF CANADIAN ARTISTS ONLINE PERFORMANCES REACHES $600,000

    March 28, 2020

    The Facebook Canada-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists receives major support with contributions of $200,000 from RBC Foundation and $200,000 from SiriusXM Canada OTTAWA (Canada) –  The National Arts Centre is pleased to announce that #CanadaPerforms, a relief fund in support of Canadian artists performing online during the global health crisis posed by COVID-19 pandemic,... Read more

  2. Celebrating 75 Years of Freedom & Friendship through the Arts

    March 6, 2020

    Arts of the Netherlands featured at the NAC with events, activities and performances March 17- 21 OTTAWA – As 2020 marks 75 Years of Freedom and Canada’s important role in the liberation of the Netherlands, the National Arts Centre wishes to honour the deep friendship between both countries with a week-long focus on the arts of the Netherlands, from March 17 to 21. The Embassy... Read more

  3. The National Arts Centre to Host Annual Public Meeting 2020

    February 21, 2020

    The media are invited to join Adrian Burns, Chair of the NAC’s Board of Trustees, NAC President and CEO Christopher Deacon, and NAC Executive Producer of Popular and Variety Programming, Heather Gibson, at our Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, February 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. where we will recap our extraordinary 50th anniversary season, review our artistic and financial highlights,... Read more

  4. NAC FRENCH THEATRE PRESENTS LE DÉSERT MAUVE, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SALON DU LIVRE DE L’OUTAOUAIS

    February 11, 2020

    February 27 and 28, 7 p.m. at Salle Jean-Despréz Maison du citoyen (25, Laurier St, Gatineau) Presented in French with no surtitles    The desire for poetry always springs from danger and passion, from a state of personal or collective tension. Nicole Brossard   February 11, 2020 – OTTAWA – How do you construct a story—maybe even a reality? A hybrid of... Read more

  5. A MUSICAL ADVENTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: THE BIG BANG IS BACK AT NAC

    January 15, 2020

    An explosion of fun, shows and free activities… and much more! Get ready: the BIG BANG festival is back... and it will blow your socks off! The fun begins in just one month, on February 16 and 17 at the National Arts Centre (NAC). For one festive week-end, the BIG BANG will again transform the NAC into a joyful musical maze, full of adventures in sound to explore.... Read more

  6. EMBARK ON THE QUEST OF A LIFETIME WITH THE NEVERENDING STORY

    January 10, 2020

    EMBARK ON THE QUEST OF A LIFETIME WITH The NeverEnding Story NAC English Theatre Brings you to the World of Fantastica - Additional Matinee added for February 16 January 29 – February 16, 2020 January 10, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – After a successful run at the 2019 Stratford Festival, David S. Craig’s immensely popular stage adaption of The Neverending Story by Michael Ende... Read more

  7. NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF UNIKKAAQTUAT (THE OLD STORIES)

    January 6, 2020

    Inuit storytelling inspiration for new high-energy circus arts performance  OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Indigenous Theatre’s landmark inaugural season continues in the new year with the world premiere of Unikkaaqtuat (January 9 to 12, 2020), a major multidisciplinary production that blends circus arts, music, theatre, and video projection. Created by the internationally renowned Inuit... Read more

  8. French Theatre presents Le problème avec le rose (Dec. 14-15)

    November 28, 2019

    December 14 and 15 at 3p.m. at NAC Azrieli Studio Recommended for 6-12 years old In French Une idée, toute bête au fond, bouscule l’univers de quatre amis. Le rose, c’est pour les filles ? Pfff ! N’importe quoi ! Oui, mais si ? Avec ce spectacle ébouriffant, Érika Tremblay-Roy signe un texte sonore, en... Read more

  9. French Theatre presents Lévriers (Dec 6-7)

    November 21, 2019

    December 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. at LabO, University of Ottawa, in the Ottawa Art Gallery building (10, Daly ave) 14 years old and over In French A bare stage, a few chairs, a director and five performers playing themselves—maybe it’s not even a show? And yet, Sophie Gee has created a poignant work that digs through the junk pile of our everyday failures to extract pearls of... Read more

  10. BALLET BC RECEIVES NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTION TO TOURING

    November 13, 2019

    OTTAWA (Canada) The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that Ballet BC has been awarded the 2019 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring.  Ballet BC is being recognized for its long history of touring, both within Canada and around the world.  The award will be presented at the opening dinner of the Canadian Arts Presenting Association’s... Read more

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