September 21, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. Jillian Keiley to Complete her Tenure as NAC English Theatre Artistic Director on August 31, 2022

    July 22, 2021

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced that Jillian Keiley will complete her tenure as Artistic Director of the NAC English Theatre on August 31, 2022. Ms. Keiley will program works for the 2022–2023 season, which will be presented after her departure. “MY GREATEST PRIVILEGE” Since she began her tenure in 2012, Ms. Keiley brought many exciting productions, delivering a... Read more

  2. Germaine Chazou-Essindi Named First Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the National Arts Centre

    May 3, 2021

    Christopher Deacon, president and CEO of Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC), announced today that Germaine Chazou-Essindi will take on the new position of Director of Diversity and Inclusion, effective immediately. Prior to joining the National Arts Centre, Germaine Chazou-Essindi was the Director of National Policy, Programs and Partnerships at the Department of Women and Gender Equality... Read more

  3. 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

  4. National Arts Centre Announces a Gradual Return to Live Performances and a Continuation of Online Programming this Fall

    September 8, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today unveiled details of its exciting September artistic lineup, which includes a gradual return to live performances in front of small audiences at the NAC and across Canada, as well as new online offerings.  Live shows get underway Friday September 11 at the NAC. They will take place in front of small, invited audiences due to the... Read more

  5. National Arts Centre a Gradual Return to Live Performances and a Continuation of Online Programming this Fall

    September 8, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today unveiled details of its exciting September artistic lineup, which includes a gradual return to live performances in front of small audiences at the NAC and across Canada, as well as new online offerings.  Live shows get underway Friday September 11 at the NAC. They will take place in front of small, invited audiences due to the... Read more

  6. Mani Soleymanlou has been appointed Artistic Director of NAC French Theatre

    August 18, 2020

    Christopher Deacon, President and CEO of Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC), today announced that director, playwright and actor Mani Soleymanlou has been appointed Artistic Director of NAC French Theatre, effective September 1, 2021. “Theatre invites us to see things differently,” said Mr. Deacon. “Through his work, Mani Soleymanlou calls us to... Read more

  7. THE NEXT ACT: THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE RELEASES ITS NEW STRATEGIC PLAN

    August 11, 2020

    News Release THE NEXT ACT: THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE RELEASES ITS NEW STRATEGIC PLAN The NAC’s 3-Year Plan (2020-2023) will lead and support the performing arts sector in Canada by focusing on its renewal, long-term resiliency and impact through dynamic artistic leadership, community building, learning and innovation and operational sustainability. August 11, 2020 – OTTAWA –... Read more

  8. Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples History Month at the NAC

    June 16, 2020

     The National Arts Centre (NAC) is honouring the distinct perspectives and cultures of Indigenous artists throughout the month of June as part of National Indigenous History Month, including National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. Highlights include Indigenous art on the NAC’s Kipnes Lantern, online storytelling and interviews, as well as a multitude of music performances.... Read more

  9. Climate Change: NAC English Theatre Brings Together Artists and Others for Green Rooms to Re-imagine Footprint of Theatre

    June 3, 2020

    As part of its response to the escalating climate crisis – and in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic – the National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced details of an extraordinary three-day/three-country digital experiment to explore how artists and arts institutions can rethink their practice and programming in order to reduce their environmental impacts, promote sustainability and... Read more

  10. #CANADAPERFORMS COVID-19 RELIEF FUND IN SUPPORT OF CANADIAN ARTISTS ONLINE PERFORMANCES REACHES $600,000

    March 28, 2020

    The Facebook Canada-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists receives major support with contributions of $200,000 from RBC Foundation and $200,000 from SiriusXM Canada OTTAWA (Canada) –  The National Arts Centre is pleased to announce that #CanadaPerforms, a relief fund in support of Canadian artists performing online during the global health crisis posed by COVID-19 pandemic,... Read more

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