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  1. THE NAC WILL KICK OFF SUMMER WITH A BIG BANG: A CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL TO DELIGHT YOUNG AND OLD

    May 24, 2022

    News Release Summer edition to be presented over the Canada Day long weekend Ottawa, May 24, 2022 – On July 2 and 3, the sound of children’s laughter will echo through the National Arts Centre (NAC) during the BIG BANG Festival, an all-music event dedicated to youth. Forced to go digital last February, the popular sound adventure is back for 2022 (take 2) in a live... Read more

  2. AUDREY DWYER’S CALPURNIA TURNS A CLASSIC NOVEL ON ITS HEAD

    April 19, 2022

    News Release    AUDREY DWYER’S CALPURNIA TURNS A CLASSIC NOVEL ON ITS HEAD Race, class and gender collide in this explosive comedy confronting Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird April 12, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Up-and-coming screenwriter Julie sees herself as a tireless warrior for the marginalized. From the safe confines of her wealthy father’s... Read more

  3. A DIFFERENT FORMAT FOR THE BIG BANG FESTIVAL

    February 19, 2022

    Ottawa, January 19, 2022 – In light of the current health situation, the BIG BANG festival will be going digital with part of its scheduled programming on February 19 and 20. It is with regret that the National Arts Centre team has made the decision not to hold in-person performances for this annual family sound adventure. The entire team is currently working to reschedule the... Read more

  4. News Release: The National Arts Centre Offers more Music, Dance and Theatre to Live Audiences in 2022

    February 1, 2022

    THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE OFFERS MORE MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE TO LIVE AUDIENCES IN 2022 The NAC continues to safely reawaken its halls and welcome back audiences amid evolving pandemic restrictions   February 1, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – As ongoing restrictions in Ontario are updated to allow more in-person activities, the National Arts Centre (NAC) is preparing to... Read more

  5. NAC English Theatre and Black Theatre Workshop Launch the First Curated Production with The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time - February 4 – 12

    January 27, 2022

    News Release WALTER BORDEN’S THE LAST EPISTLE OF TIGHTROPE TIME WELCOMES A TRANSFORMATIVE RETURN TO THEATRE IN 2022 NAC English Theatre and Black Theatre Workshop begin their Co-Curation partnership with multiple character one-man play January 26, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) – In December 2020, NAC English Theatre, in partnership with Black Theatre Workshop (BTW), announced a... Read more

  6. NINA LEE AQUINO APPOINTED NEXT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF NAC ENGLISH THEATRE

    January 6, 2022

    News Release NINA LEE AQUINO APPOINTED NEXT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF NAC ENGLISH THEATRE The acclaimed Filipino-Canadian director, dramaturg and teacher will take over from Jillian Keiley on August 29, 2022 January 6, 2022 – OTTAWA – Christopher Deacon, President and CEO of Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC), today announced that Nina Lee Aquino has been appointed Artistic... Read more

  7. A FOURTH BIG BANG FESTIVAL, IN SOUND AND IN PERSON, FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    December 8, 2021

    Ottawa, December 8, 2021 — Beat the drums and sound the trumpets: the BIG BANG is returning to the NAC, live and in colour! After an all-digital 2021 edition, the vibrant festival of sonic adventures for the whole family promises once again to fill every nook and cranny of the NAC with sound. “What a joy it is to welcome children and their families back to the... Read more

  8. STARWALKER: A CELEBRATION OF THE SONGS, MUSIC AND LIFE OF BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE

    December 7, 2021

    See the legendary Buffy Sainte-Marie and tribute performances by a dynamic group of artists in a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience December 7 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) welcomes pathfinder and creative force, Buffy Sainte-Marie, for a special one-night only celebration on Saturday April 9, 2022, at Southam Hall. There is no one like Buffy... Read more

  9. Cathy Levy's Tenure as NAC Dance Executive Producer to End December 31, 2022

    November 30, 2021

    Exceptional Artistic Leader Has Had Enormous Influence on Dance in Canada The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced that Cathy Levy has chosen to end her tenure as Executive Producer of NAC Dance on December 31, 2022. Ms. Levy will program the 2022–2023 and 2023-2024 Dance seasons, and she will stay on in a temporary position until Spring 2023 to oversee the completion of select dance... Read more

  10. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES WINTER PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON

    October 26, 2021

    THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES WINTER PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON Tickets for shows running from December through winter go on sale October 28    OCTOBER 26, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – After successfully re-opening for in-person performances over the fall, the National Arts Centre announced today that more dynamic and diverse programming, including... Read more

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