News Releases

  1. East Coast Music Association Receives NAC Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

    November 16, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has been awarded the 2017 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring in the Performing Arts. The ECMA is being recognized for its long-standing commitment to promoting touring by musicians from Atlantic Canada, both at home and abroad.  The award was presented at the... Read more

  2. National Arts Centre is Seeking its Next President and CEO

    November 1, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is seeking a new President and CEO to lead Canada’s home for the performing arts in Ottawa. The NAC has a proven track record as a catalyst for performance, creation and learning across Canada. With a budget of just over $70 million, the NAC is one of Canada’s largest performing arts organizations, and is the only bilingual, multi-disciplinary arts... Read more

  3. Slaight Family Foundation Donates Another $500,000 to put Emerging Artists on NAC Stages

    October 3, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted to announce a $500,000 gift from the Slaight Family Foundation to support the up-and-coming Canadian artists who appear on its stages as part of NAC Presents, the Centre’s all-Canadian contemporary music series. Emerging artists who have been featured in the NAC Presents over the past five seasons include Lisa Leblanc, The Once, Lindi Ortega,... Read more

  4. The National Arts Centre's Ideas of North Festival: October 3 to 14

    September 26, 2017

    The National Arts Centre celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and Finland’s centennial year by presenting the Ideas of North Festival from October 3 to 14. Audiences are invited to see and hear the North through a five-part program featuring seven concerts and a series of free events – including noon-hour concerts and pre-concerts chats on music and Nordic... Read more

  5. Three National Arts Centre Tours to Bring the Best of the Arts to Canadians this Fall

    September 19, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) will be criss-crossing Canada this Fall with three performing arts tours bringing the best theatre artists and musicians this country has to offer: From September 28 to October 14, NAC English Theatre will present Molière’s play Tartuffe – as re-imagined by east-coast comedy genius Andy Jones under the direction of Artistic Director Jillian... Read more

  6. The National Arts Centre's Extraordinary President and CEO Peter Herrndorf to Step Down in 2018

    September 18, 2017

    Peter Herrndorf, the President and CEO of the National Arts Centre, will be stepping down on June 2, 2018, after leading Canada’s largest performing arts organization for 18 years—and ushering in  a period of extraordinary growth for the institution. Herrndorf is credited with transforming the NAC artistically through major national and international performing arts projects and... Read more

  7. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: NAC Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

    September 18, 2017

    The National Arts Centre and the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) are once again extending a call for nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 13, 2017. The National Arts Centre award will be presented at a special event at the NAC on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 during CAPACOA’s... Read more

  8. NAC Gala Featuring k.d. lang Raises $747,000 for Arts Educations Programs Across Canada

    September 16, 2017

    Tonight’s 2017 National Arts Centre Gala presented by Rogers and featuring five Grammy- and Juno-Award winning singer/songwriter k.d. lang and the NAC Orchestra, under the leadership of its Music Director Alexander Shelley, has raised $747,000 (net) for the National Youth and Education Trust (NYET) in support of the NAC’s arts and education programs across Canada. The annual NAC Gala... Read more

  9. September 16 NAC Gala Featuring Canadian Icon k.d. lang: A Hot Ticket

    September 11, 2017

    Tickets to the 21st annual NAC Gala, presented by Rogers, on Saturday September 16 featuring Canadian superstar k.d. lang and the NAC Orchestra are almost sold out. k.d. lang — the Grammy- and Juno-Award winning singer/songwriter and her band — will take to the NAC’s Southam Hall stage in a performance that celebrates the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking album... Read more

  10. National Arts Centre Appoints Kenton Leier as its New Executive Chef

    June 21, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Kenton Leier as its new Executive Chef, effective July 26, 2017.  Kenton Leier is an award-winning chef with more than 25 years of culinary and food and beverage experience, most recently at the upscale, high volume operation at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa. Chef Leier has worked at the Chateau Laurier and at the... Read more