News Releases

  1. The National Arts Centre mourns the loss of actor Roger Abbott

    March 28, 2011

    OTTAWA – Actor and comedian Roger Abbott was a frequent visitor to the National Arts Centre and won the prestigious Governor General’s Performing Arts Award at the NAC in 1998 for lifetime artistic achievement in broadcasting. Mr. Abbott delighted audiences here and across the country with his popular political satire, and was a leading force of the Royal Canadian Air Farce. The... Read more

  2. Colm Feore returns as host of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre on May 14

    March 17, 2011

    Ottawa (Canada) — Celebrated Canadian film, television and stage actor Colm Feore will return to the stage of the National Arts Centre (NAC) on May 14 to host the star-studded Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) Gala, a night of tributes to the 2011 laureates, some of Canada’s best talent. The eloquent Colm Feore, who acted as master of ceremonies for last... Read more

  3. NAC Presents Peter Karp & Sue Foley He Said-She Said Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m., in the NAC Studio

    March 16, 2011

    For immediate release OTTAWA, March 16- The NAC Presents series is welcoming on the Studio stage, Canadian Juno Award winner, Sue Foley with critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Peter Karp, on Saturday March 19, 2011 at 8 p.m. They will present their collection of moving, romantic and humoristic songs from their recent album He Said-She Said. This album was created from letters and emails the... Read more

  4. NAC PresentsPatricia O’Callaghan at the Fourth Stage April 1 & 2, 2011

    March 15, 2011

    OTTAWA, March 15, 2011 – Patricia O’Callaghan is an incredible talent on the Canadian jazz scene. One part torch singer, one part vintage cabaret singer and one part opera diva, Patricia O’Callaghan is a completely unique performer with a voice so powerful she will blow you away. Catch Patricia at the intimate NAC Fourth Stage for a truly exceptional musical experience. Patricia... Read more

  5. Astral Radio makes largest-ever donation to the NAC in support of young artists and the future of Canadian music

    March 14, 2011

    OTTAWA, ON—Canada’s National Arts Centre is delighted to announce that Astral Radio, a division of Astral Media Inc. (TSX: ACM.A/ACM.B), has made a $2.3 million commitment to the NAC Foundation— the largest-ever contribution the performing arts institution has ever received.  The funds, which will be spread over seven years, will go toward helping the NAC identify young... Read more

  6. The National Arts Centre unveils the full artist lineup for Prairie Scene. Tickets now on sale for 80 events featuring 500 artists

    February 28, 2011

    OTTAWA— Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) has announced the full programming details of Prairie Scene, an eclectic, multi-disciplinary arts festival featuring 500 of the best established and emerging artists from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Prairie Scene will present 80 different music, theatre, dance, visual and media arts, literature, film and culinary arts events in more than 30... Read more

  7. Industry Minister Tony Clement and Mayor Jim Watson to attend broadband masterclass

    February 2, 2011

    National Arts Centre's Manhattan on the Rideau Merges Musical Inspiration with Digital Innovation Canada’s National Arts Centre uses high-speed CANARIE Network to connect the world’s best musicians with gifted students from across Canada [Ottawa, Ontario] Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network (CANARIE Inc.) and the National Arts Centre are pleased to present an... Read more

  8. 31st Annual Genie Awards to be Broadcast Live From the NAC on Thursday, March 10, 2011 on CBC

    January 27, 2011

    TORONTO, January 27, 2011 — The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is pleased to announce that the 31st Annual Genie Awards will be broadcast live on CBC on Thursday, March 10, 2011 (time TBD). The annual celebration of Canadian film will take place in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre. “It has been an extraordinary year for Canadian cinema. Our films and filmmakers have... Read more

  9. The National Arts Centre today congratulated the creators of Incendies, the critically-acclaimed film produced and directed by Denis Villeneuve for its Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 83rd Academy Awards to take place on February 27, 2011. 

    January 25, 2011

    The National Arts Centre today congratulated the creators of Incendies, the critically-acclaimed film produced and directed by Denis Villeneuve for its Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 83rd Academy Awards to take place on February 27, 2011.  The film is based on a play by Wajdi Mouawad, writer, director, actor, and artistic director of the National Arts... Read more

  10. National Arts Centre to take Toronto audiences by storm with outstanding performances in February

    January 20, 2011

    (Ottawa, Canada) Canada’s National Arts Centre kicks off a busy month in Toronto on February 5th with a Beethoven/Koprowski concert at Roy Thomson Hall with the NAC Orchestra under the direction of Pinchas Zukerman. Special guest artist – white-hot pianist Jonathan Biss – also performs a timeless work by Beethoven. That performance will be followed days later by the premiere of... Read more

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