October 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE TAKES AUDIENCES ON A JOURNEY OF MEMORIES AND STORIES WITH INDIGENOUS CITIES

    June 3, 2021

    NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE TAKES AUDIENCES ON A JOURNEY OF MEMORIES AND STORIES WITH INDIGENOUS CITIES  Annual audio-based storytelling experience launches in three cities for inaugural year     June 3, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – In honour of National Indigenous History Month, the NAC Indigenous Theatre is proud to announce a new annual theatrical... Read more

  2. June 1, 2021

    THE NAC HONOURS THE STRENGTH OF INDIGENOUS VOICES AND PERSPECTIVES THROUGHOUT NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH The NAC’s Kipnes Lantern to be lit in orange, in memory of the 215 Indigenous children found at the unmarked mass grave at the Old Kamloops Residential School  June 1, 2021 – OTTAWA... Read more

  3. NAC LAUNCHES “FREE REIN” A SUMMER ARTISTIC RESIDENCY PROGRAM TO SUPPORT RENEWAL OF CANADIAN PERFORMING ARTS SECTOR

    May 27, 2021

    OTTAWA, CANADA – From June 1 – August 31, 2021 more than 30 Canadian artists will participate in the National Arts Centre (NAC) ’s summer artistic residency program "Free Rein," a new three-month-long initiative in support of the renewal of the Canadian performing arts sector. The Artistic Residencies will enable the development of new artistic creations and enable... Read more

  4. EXPLORE CAPSULE! A VIDEO HUB FEATURING 60 SHORT FILMS BY DANCE ARTISTS FROM ACROSS CANADA

    May 3, 2021

    OTTAWA, CANADA – From May 3 to August 31, 2021, experience the innovation and creativity of professional Canadian dance artists who have had to deftly pivot their art onto the digital stage. CAPSULE is an exciting new video dance series hosted by the National Arts Centre’s Dance Department, and developed in close collaboration with F-O-R-M (Festival of Recorded... Read more

  5. CELEBRATE ‘JAZZ IN CANADA’ WITH TWO FREE VIRTUAL CONCERTS APRIL 29-30

    April 22, 2021

    Enjoy two special online co-presentations by the National Arts Centre and Canada Council for the Arts at Germany's jazzahead! this International Jazz Day   OTTAWA, CANADA – On April 29-30, 2021 at 8PM EDT, audiences are invited to experience the vitality of Canadian Jazz artists’ Kris Davis and FYEAR, co-presented by the National Arts Centre and Canada Council for the Arts,... Read more

  6. DIGIDANCE BRINGS RED SKY PERFORMANCE – MORE THAN DANCE, WE ARE A MOVEMENT TO THE NAC’S DIGITAL STAGE

    March 23, 2021

    New film pays tribute to the originality and creativity behind acclaimed Toronto-based troupe, renowned for bridging Indigenous origin stories with contemporary performance in Canada and worldwide.   OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre’s Dance Department, in partnership with Digidance, invites audiences to experience the imaginative contemporary Indigenous performance More... Read more

  7. A BUSY MOIS DE LA FRANCOPHONIE AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    March 4, 2021

    Ottawa, March 4, 2021 — March is the Mois de la Francophonie (Francophonie Month), and Francophone artists are in the spotlight at the National Arts Centre! With music, theatre, dance and more, a diverse virtual program awaits you to celebrate this annual event. As a bilingual cultural institution since its inception more than 50 years ago, French programming is an essential part of... Read more

  8. NAC DANCE INVITES AUDIENCES TO RELIVE THE MASTERY OF JEAN-PIERRE PERREAULT’S ICONIC WORK JOE

    February 23, 2021

    Discover Perreault’s pivotal work Joe - a moving masterpiece of humanity - streaming from March 17 to 23, 2021    OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre’s Dance Department, through the Digidance partnership with DanceHouse (Vancouver), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto,... Read more

  9. NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE PRESENTS ARTICLE 11’S ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF DEER WOMAN

    February 10, 2021

    News Release NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE PRESENTS ARTICLE 11’S ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF DEER WOMAN A special on demand broadcast premieres on NAC Website February 14 February 10, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “My name is Lila and I am a proud Blackfoot woman. What I am doing is illegal.” So begins Deer Woman, a solo-warrior-woman story of righteous vengeance created by... Read more

  10. DIGIDANCE PRESENTS THE EXCLUSIVE CANADIAN FILM PREMIERE OF CRYSTAL PITE’S BOLD NEW WORK FOR THE PARIS OPERA BALLET, BODY AND SOUL

    January 26, 2021

    OTTAWA –  The National Arts Centre Dance Department, in partnership with DanceHouse (Vancouver), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), and Danse Danse (Montreal), is proud to announce the exclusive Canadian film premiere of Body and Soul, from internationally-lauded choreographer Crystal Pite and performed by the legendary Paris Opera Ballet – streaming online February 17-23, 2021. Body... Read more

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