News Releases

  1. More than one million people visited the National Arts Centre during its 40th Anniversary Year

    June 23, 2011

    Ottawa (Canada)—The 2009-2010 Annual Report of the National Arts Centre (NAC) tabled in Parliament last week, shows that a total of 1,084,233 patrons took part in performances, events and commercial activities during the NAC’s 40th anniversary season. This included an increase in the organization’s paid attendance for both its Music and English Theatre performances, as well as... Read more

  2. Call for nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

    June 14, 2011

    Ottawa (Canada) —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, September 16, 2011. The National Arts Centre award will be presented at a special dinner on Sunday, November 6, 2011, during... Read more

  3. New interactive NACmusicbox TIMELINE offers 200 free NAC Orchestra recordings and explores Canada’s contribution to music history

    May 31, 2011

    Ottawa (Canada) – The National Arts Centre in partnership with the Virtual Museum of Canada today launched the NACmusicbox TIMELINE, a free online music collection and interactive learning resource for students, teachers and music lovers.  TIMELINE, offered through the NAC’s wildly popular ArtsAlive.ca website, maps 80 Canadian works and 134 international works on an interactive... Read more

  4. NAC PresentsRUFUS WAINWRIGHT Saturday, November 12, 2011 in Southam HallTickets on sale June 1st at 10 a.m.

    May 27, 2011

    For immediate release OTTAWA, May 27, 2011 – NAC Presents is delighted to announce that Rufus Wainwright will perform solo for the very first time at the NAC’s Southam Hall on Saturday, November 12, 2011. The two-time JUNO award winner will perform an intimate show on grand piano for this special concert, one night only, at the NAC. This concert is part of the NAC Presents 2011-2012... Read more

  5. The NAC’s Arts Education website ArtsAlive.ca wins prestigious national award at the Mesh Conference in Toronto

    May 26, 2011

    Ottawa (Canada) –The National Arts Centre (NAC) is thrilled to announce that the NAC’s educational website  ArtsAlive.ca  has received a .CA Impact Award in the eLearning category at the annual Mesh Conference in Toronto. The ArtsAlive.ca website was competing against 600 entries from across the country. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced the award... Read more

  6. Bachman & Turner rock Prairie Scene!

    May 6, 2011

      Tickets still available for concert on May 8 at 8 p.m. Fans can view Randy Bachman’s 1965 Ford Thunderbird on display at the National Arts Centre during Prairie Scene OTTAWA, ON— The excitement and momentum of Prairie Scene will come to a rock and roll climax with legendary Canadian rockers Bachman & Turner on Sunday May 8 at 8 p.m. in Southam Hall.  In the... Read more

  7. Media availability and photo-op with Randy Bachman

    May 4, 2011

    OTTAWA, ON— Media are invited to attend a press conference and photo-op with legendary Canadian rock icon Randy Bachman on Friday May 6 at 11 a.m. in the Southam Hall Foyer, in advance of his upcoming Bachman & Turner concert on Sunday May 8 at 8 p.m. in Southam Hall. Mr. Bachman will also talk about his donation of his 1965 Ford Thunderbird to the Canada Science and Technology Museum,... Read more

  8. Beloved Quebec comedians Martin Matte and Benoît Brière to take part in Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre on May 14

    April 28, 2011

    Ottawa (Canada) — Beloved Quebec comedians Martin Matte and Benoît Brière will pay tribute to their mentor Yvon Deschamps at the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre (NAC) on May 14.   Martin Matte is an award-winning funnyman and film and television actor who has sold out countless comedy galas over the years. For his part,... Read more

  9. David Cronenberg and Michael Ondaatje to attend Governor Géneral's Performing Arts Awards Gala at the NAC

    April 28, 2011

    Ottawa (Canada) — Celebrated filmmaker David Cronenberg and Booker Prize-winning author Michael Ondaatje will pay tribute to some of Canada’s finest performing artists on May 14 at the National Arts Centre (NAC) as part of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) Gala. Each of the presenters has a personal connection to the laureates, and will honour their careers... Read more

  10. Guy Maddin’s breakthrough film “reframed” for Prairie Scene festival: Tickets on sale now

    April 14, 2011

    OTTAWA — The National Arts Centre’s Prairie Scene is thrilled to announce the world premiere presentation of Tales from the Gimli Hospital: Reframed, a one-of-a-kind artistic collaboration that brings together a group of extraordinary artists to revisit and re-imagine Guy Maddin’s breakthrough film.  For one night only – in the NAC Theatre on Saturday, April 30, 2011,... Read more

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