News Releases

  1. L'ÉCOUTE D'UNE ÉMOTION: Waves of Desire and Radio

    September 25, 2023

    From October 11 to 14, the remarkable Larissa Corriveau delivers the story of an intense passion in the NAC Studio   September 25, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – After a collective work featuring nine young performers giving form to the invisible, French Theatre continues its “inner dive” with a production that explores the high stakes of... Read more

  2. Cassa Pancho's Ballet Black Makes Its North American Debut at the NAC

    September 18, 2023

    Adrienne Rich meets Nina Simone in Pioneers, a double bill presented on October 3 and 4   September 18, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre is kicking off its 2023–2024 Dance season with Pioneers,a stunning double bill from Cassa Pancho's Ballet Black, marking the company's first-ever foray into North... Read more

  3. L'OMBRE: "A Person Takes Flight..."

    September 14, 2023

    NAC French Theatre opens its 2023-2024 season with a tribute to imagination and freedom of thought   September 14, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Mani Soleymanlou’s second season at the helm of NAC French Theatre opens on September 28 with L’ombre [The Shadow], a collective creation by the 2023 Collective. Initiated by Soleymanlou,... Read more


    September 7, 2023

    The NAC Unveils its Vision, Values and Strategic Goals, along with Actions Plans on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Environmental Sustainability  SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 – OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre, led by President and CEO Christopher Deacon, today unveiled its 2023–2026 Strategic Plan, The Journey Ahead. It details how the NAC will continue to work with... Read more

  5. French-language theater across the country shines once again this year

    September 5, 2023

    Let's celebrate together the 10th edition of Zones Théâtrales   Ottawa - September 5, 2023 - Let the countdown begin! The biennial Zones Théâtrales kicks off on Monday, September 11, and runs until Saturday, September 16. Come see us on stages across Ottawa and outside the Canadian Museum of History for a week of festivities. On the program for this 10th... Read more

  6. Fiery and Explosively Operatic: The Queen In Me Opens NAC English Theatre’s 2023-2024 Season

    September 1, 2023

    Fiery and Explosively Operatic: The Queen In Me Opens NAC English Theatre’s 2023-2024 Season   An electrifying performance by Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 launches Nina Lee Aquino’s first season as Artistic Director August 31, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC English Theatre is proud to open Artistic Director Nina Lee Aquino’s inaugural curated... Read more

  7. The NAC celebrates 25 years of the annual Gala with soprano Renée Fleming and the NAC Orchestra

    August 24, 2023

    The 2023 edition is a musical and celebratory tribute to philanthropists Janice and Earle O’Born.   OTTAWA, Canada, August 24, 2023 — World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming will headline the 25th NAC Gala on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, in Southam Hall. For the first time since 2013, she will share the stage with... Read more


    July 21, 2023

    ENGLISH THEATRE GENERAL AUDITIONS  Audition Dates: September 12-15, 2023  Deadline to submit: Friday, August 25, 2023 at 5:00pm Eastern  National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Nina Lee Aquino will be conducting general auditions at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, as an invitation to meet the local acting community with an eye to casting upcoming seasons of... Read more

  9. The biennial Zones Théâtrales announces its full program lineup for its 10th edition

    June 6, 2023

    Ottawa, June 6, 2023 - Zones Théâtrales is back for its 10th anniversary! This must-attend biennial event is hitting the stages of Ottawa from September 11 to 16, 2023. It’s a great opportunity to get together and showcase the best theatre that French Canada and Quebec’s regions have to offer. Artists from Moncton to Vancouver have once again prepared an array of theatre... Read more

  10. Your Stories, Your Stage: The National Arts Centre Unveils its 2023-2024 Season

    May 11, 2023

    YOUR STORIES, YOUR STAGE: THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE UNVEILS ITS 2023-2024 SEASON Time to mark your calendars—a wide variety of music, dance and theatre will fill up any wish lists of live performances MAY 11, 2023 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The NAC’s artistic leaders have created a line-up packed with a blend of powerful new works and treasured classics for the 2023-2024 season,... Read more