News Releases

  1. 2024 : A Summer Odyssey – A World Premiere, A Local Violin Sensation, and Strauss' Epic Tone Poem

    June 20, 2024

    June 20, 2024 – OTTAWA – Take a break from the summer sun and experience a different kind of heat as the NAC Orchestra (NACO) brings you an epic tone poem, a brilliant homegrown international violin sensation, and a world premiere, inspired by Japanese sci-fi magic — all on the Southam Hall stage.  On July 4th at 8:00pm, Music Director Alexander Shelley will lead the... Read more

  2. Casting Announced for the New Canadian Production of Come From Away

    June 4, 2024

    Casting Announced for the New Canadian Production of COME FROM AWAY Book, Music & Lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein Directed by Christopher Ashley Canadian Cast Features: Kyle Brown, Clint Butler, Saccha Dennis, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Kate Etienne, Barbara Fulton, Lisa Horner, Barbara Johnston, James Kall, Jeff Madden, Jawon Mapp, Ali Momen, Sarah Nairne, Cory O’Brien,... Read more

  3. NAC Celebrates National Indigenous History Month with a Vibrant Array of Events

    May 29, 2024

    Experience Indigenous artistry in all its forms, including comedy, theatre, markets and more May 29, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – This National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day, the NAC celebrates the strength and resilience of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation, their people, cultures, and perspectives. Throughout June, we feature Indigenous... Read more

  4. SCOOOOOTCH! at the NAC French Theatre will stick with you

    May 22, 2024

    A playful performance without words for children of ages 2 to 8   May 22, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The NAC French Theatre wraps up its 55th season with vibrant colours and a material as sticky as it is delightful: (recyclable) scotch tape! Conceived and directed by Amélie Poirier, SCOOOOOTCH! is produced by Synthèse additive,... Read more

  5. Together under the sun: Spend your summer with us at the National Arts Centre

    April 9, 2024

    Introducing the NAC's third summer programming season with exciting new offerings   April 9, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The NAC welcomes locals and visitors alike to gather 'Together under the Sun' from July 2nd to August 30th, 2024, for its third summer programming season.   Visitors are invited to enjoy interactive exhibits, music, dance, and theatre... Read more

  6. More than $24,000 awarded to young musicians at the 2024 NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition

    April 8, 2024

    24-year-old oboist Luca Ortolani wins the Grand Prize April 8, 2024 – OTTAWA – On Sunday, April 7, a talented group of music students aged 16 to 26, each with ties to the National Capital Region, competed for a chance to win prizes worth more than $24,000 in the 43rd annual National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition. This year’s Bursary winners are: 2024 NAC... Read more

  7. Resilience and Laughter Unite in Michelle Thrush’s Inner Elder

    March 28, 2024

    Gemini Award-winner Michelle Thrush unveils her life with remarkable honesty and humour in her one-woman show March 28, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Michelle Thrush’s Inner Elder is set to grace the Azrieli Studio stage at the National Arts Centre from April 11-13, finally coming to fruition after its initial scheduling challenges. Originally slated for the 2019-2020 debut season of... Read more

  8. Celebrating Canadian Talent: 2024 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Laureates Announced

    February 22, 2024

    NEWS RELEASE CELEBRATING CANADIAN TALENT: 2024 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS LAUREATES ANNOUNCED OTTAWA, February 22, 2024 – The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts. The laureates of the 2024 Governor General’s Performing Arts... Read more

  9. Vástádus eana / The answer is land Takes Centre Stage at the National Arts Centre

    February 20, 2024

    Choreographer Elle Sofe Sara presents the transient beauty of Indigenous Sámi culture through dance, music, and joik February 20, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Dance and Indigenous Theatre have joined forces to present Vástádus eana / The answer is land, a production by Sámi choreographer Elle Sofe Sara. The company will grace the Babs Asper Theatre... Read more

  10. The National Arts Centre returns to the Salon du livre de l'Outaouais

    February 7, 2024

    Many exciting activities are on the docket for 2024   February 7, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The NAC is pleased to be partnering with the Salon du livre de l’Outaouais for the first time since 2020, when the pandemic forced the collaboration to be put on hold. There’s a full schedule of events planned for this important cultural landmark, which will be taking... Read more