October 2020 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. October Lineup Includes Dance, Theatre, Emerging Popular Music and the Return of the NAC Orchestra to Southam Hall

    September 29, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced its October lineup of live and online performances and events. The NAC began a gradual return to live shows on September 11. Due to ongoing public health guidelines, performances take place in front of small audiences. With the exception of the French Theatre performances of Les louves (see below), no tickets will be sold to the public, who are... Read more

  2. #DANCEFORTH: A new NAC Dance livestream series designed to support Canadian dance artists both locally and nationally.

    September 23, 2020

    OTTAWA, September 23, 2020 – NAC Dance announces a new virtual dance series of livestreams titled #DanceForth to open on Thursday, October 1st at 7 P.M. (EDT) from the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage. The first event will feature Gatineau’s own premier street dance company Bboyizm, headed by Crazy Smooth and his team of fantastic movers, along with contemporary dancer Saxon Fraser... Read more

  3. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE TO BRING CANADIAN ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES TOGETHER WITH GRAND ACTS OF THEATRE

    August 27, 2020

    NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE TO BRING CANADIAN ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES TOGETHER WITH GRAND ACTS OF THEATRE New initiative will reunite theatre artists and live audiences in 11 Canadian locations and a national audience via online experience. August 27, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – As the performing arts sector continues to face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the... Read more

  4. #CANADAPERFORMS AND RBC BLUESFEST JOIN FORCES AND PRESENT DRIVE-IN LIVE PERFORMANCES

    June 18, 2020

    This summer, a diverse range of emerging and established Canadian artists and bands such as Marie-Mai, Sam Roberts Band, Patrick Watson and Tim Hicks will perform live concerts at the Place des Festivals, Zibi site. People will be able to drive-in and watch live performances from their vehicles, respecting distancing measures in place at that time. OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre... Read more

  5. JUNE IS FOR FESTIVALS ON #CANADAPERFORMS

    June 10, 2020

    Starting Thursday June 11, the #RoadToCanadaDay series will present and livestream over 25 festivals until June 30, including the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Dawson City Music Festival, Folks on the Rock and the Halifax Jazz Festival.  OTTAWA (Canada) – #CanadaPerforms continues to present artists, workshops and events throughout the month of June, focusing on support for festivals... Read more

  6. #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

  7. SLAIGHT MUSIC DONATES $100,000 TO SUPPORT #CANADAPERFORMS AND THE FACEBOOK NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE FUND FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS

    March 21, 2020

    As Canadians are staying home, #CanadaPerforms is showcasing live online performances from Canadian artists and provides artists fees through the Facebook-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists. Slaight Music is joining forces by adding $100,000 to the relief fund. OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada are proud to announce that Slaight Music is supporting... Read more

  8. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AND FACEBOOK CANADA PROVIDE $100,000 TO SUPPORT CANADIAN PERFORMERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19

    March 19, 2020

    The Facebook-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists will provide $100,000 in artists fees to support online performances between now and March 31, 2020 to help ease financial strain for those impacted by the closure of performance venues across Canada related to COVID-19. OTTAWA (Canada) – As Canadian performing artists have been deeply impacted by the closing of performance... Read more

  9. GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS CEREMONY AND GALA POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2021

    March 17, 2020

    OTTAWA (Canada) – To help flatten the curve on the unprecedented pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation and the National Arts Centre will postpone the celebration of the recently announced laureates of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards until Spring 2021. After... Read more

  10. 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

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