News Releases

  1. 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

  2. More than $21,000 awarded to young musicians at the 2023 NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition

    April 24, 2023

    Seventeen-year-old Franco-Ontarian violinist Justin Saulnier wins the Grand Prize April 24, 2023 – OTTAWA – On Sunday, April 23, a talented group of music students aged 16 to 26, with ties to the National Capital Region, competed for a chance to win prizes worth more than $21,000 in the 40th annual National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition. This year’s... Read more

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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