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  1. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE SUPPORTS 13 AMBITIOUS NEW PROJECTS BY CANADIAN ARTISTS FROM COAST TO COAST

    January 22, 2021

    OTTAWA – In its third year, the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund, which supports the development of ambitious new works by Canadian artists and arts organizations, is pleased to announce investments in 13 projects across the country by some of Canada’s top creators. The NAC is proud to partner with this outstanding group of Canadian artists and companies, whose range... Read more

  2. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE HOSTS FREE, DIGITAL EDITION OF THE RENOWNED BIG BANG FESTIVAL

    January 18, 2021

    A supersonic boom in your living room!  Ottawa, January 18, 2021 - On February 13 and 14, the internationally renowned BIG BANG festival is coming to the National Arts Centre for the third straight year. This time the extremely popular sound and music festival for the whole family will be presented in a completely digital format. Mini concerts, online radio,... Read more

  3. BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED AS INAUGURAL CO-CURATING COMPANY FOR NAC ENGLISH THEATRE

    December 9, 2020

    BLACK THEATRE WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED AS INAUGURAL CO-CURATING COMPANY FOR NAC ENGLISH THEATRE New shared curation structure divides NAC English Theatre’s programming resources in half to enable Co-Curating Company to envision its mandate through a national lens December 9, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – National Arts Centre English Theatre, in partnership with Black Theatre... Read more

  4. NAC Celebrates the Holidays With Livestreamed and In-person Performances from Venues Across Canada

    December 1, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today released its December lineup of live and online performances and events. This holiday season features many livestreamed shows from venues around the country in addition to live in-person performances from the NAC. The NAC began a gradual return to live performances on its stages in early September, closely following public health guidelines. DECEMBER... Read more

  5. PLAYWRIGHT TARA BEAGAN WINS 2020 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE

    November 27, 2020

    News Release PLAYWRIGHT TARA BEAGAN WINS 2020 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE The jury describes Beagan’s writing as both “sublime and unbearable” November 26, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Ntlaka’pamux playwright Tara Beagan has been named the 2020 laureate of the Siminovitch Prize, the largest and most prestigious theatre prize in Canada. Ms. Beagan will receive... Read more

  6. National Arts Centre November Lineup Includes Livestreamed Performances From Venues Across Canada

    November 3, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced its November lineup of live and online performances and events. This month features many livestreamed shows from the NAC in Ottawa, as well as from venues around the country. The NAC began a gradual return to live performances on its stages in early September, closely following public health guidelines. For now, audiences can watch... Read more

  7. NACO LIVE: THE NACO ORCHESTRA PRESENTS A NEW SERIES OF LIVE-STREAMED CONCERTS FROM SOUTHAM HALL

    October 28, 2020

    After a few months of uncertainty, NACO is thrilled to be back and to return safely to the stage as a full ensemble. Over the next few weeks, the Orchestra will livestream—for the first time in its history—concerts directly from Southam Hall. NACO Live will feature contemporary classics and hidden gems, and highlight the brilliance of our guest soloists from CBC’s 30 hot Canadian... Read more

  8. 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

  9. #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

  10. 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

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