News Releases

  1. The National Arts Centre congratulates Paul Giamatti on his Golden Globe Award for his performance in Barney’s VersionBARNEY’S VERSION Ottawa premiere was at the NAC on November 2, 2010

    January 18, 2011

    OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre would like to congratulate  Paul Giamatti for his victory at the Golden Globe Awards as best actor in a comedy or musical, for his portrayal of Barney Panofsky in the film BARNEY’S VERSION. In his acceptance speech Mr. Giamatti spoke of his love of Montreal and Canada where most of the film was shot saying, “An incredible beautiful city... Read more

  2. Louis-Philippe Robillard in concert, Friday, January 28 in the NAC Fourth Stage

    January 5, 2011

    Ottawa, January 5, 2011 – Louis-Philippe Robillard celebrates the one-year anniversary of the launch of his debut CD, Le Café des oiseaux, Friday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the National Arts Centre (NAC) Fourth Stage. The concert is part of the Vendredis de la chanson singer-songwriter series. Opening for Louis-Philippe is Sarah Bradley, winner of... Read more

  3. Legally Blonde Performance Cancelled Tonight

    December 28, 2010

    (Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - For Immediate Release) As a result of flight cancellations and delays caused by the Northeast Storm, Tuesday night’s performance of Legally Blonde at The National Arts Centre will be cancelled.  Broadway Across Canada would like to offer all patrons who purchased tickets to tonight’s performance the option to exchange into any future performance they... Read more

  4. Top 10 most memorable moments at the National Arts Centre in 2010

    December 21, 2010

    (Ottawa, Canada) –The National Arts Centre (NAC) featured many memorable moments during the past 12 months. Here is a list of the top 10 NAC highlights of this remarkable year: 1)      Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh participated in the unveiling of the Oscar Peterson sculpture on June 30, 2010. Mr. Peterson’s family was joined by... Read more

  5. Gail Asper, O.C., O.M., LL.D. appointed Vice-Chair of theNational Arts Centre Foundation Board

    December 15, 2010

    (Ottawa, Canada) Gail Asper, President of The Asper Foundation and one of Canada’s most active supporters of arts and culture, has been appointed Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the National Arts Centre Foundation, the National Art Centre’s fundraising arm. “I believe strongly in the vision of Peter Herrndorf and the entire team at the National Arts Centre,” said... Read more

  6. National Arts Centre brings together Ottawa and Canada’s culinary superstars for First Annual Canadian Celebrity Chefs event

    December 8, 2010

    Ottawa (Canada) – The National Arts Centre and some of Ottawa’s most popular chefs will host Canada’s top culinary stars at the First Annual Canadian Celebrity Chefs event on January 24, 2011. The event – hosted by Kevin Brauch, star of The Thirsty Traveller on Food Network Canada –will showcase the best talent and cuisine coming from Canadian chefs and feature... Read more

  7. PotashCorp comes onboard as Saskatchewan Presenting Partner for Prairie Scene  

    December 3, 2010

     OTTAWA, ON— Canada’s National Arts Centre is delighted to announce that PotashCorp has contributed $100,000 to become the Saskatchewan Presenting Partner for Prairie Scene, a multidisciplinary arts festival that will showcase 500 of the best established and emerging artists from Manitoba and Saskatchewan on stages across the Nation’s Capital from April 26 to May 8, 2011.... Read more

  8. Bachman & Turner Rock Prairie Scene

    December 1, 2010

    “Their voices have withstood the test of time, and the pounding guitar and catchy hooks are still in place. Bachman & Turner are back, and ready to rock… Bachman & Turner is an instant classic.”— OTTAWA, ON— The National Arts Centre (NAC) is thrilled to announce that Canadian rock and roll legends Randy Bachman and Fred Turner,... Read more

  9. The National Arts Centre announces Prairie Scene: 500 artists, 80 events, 30 venues, 13 days

    November 18, 2010

    REGINA/WINNIPEG — Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) has announced the first 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 events in music, theatre, dance, visual and media arts, literature, film and culinary arts in... Read more

  10. La danse sur les routes du Québec receives the 2010 NAC Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring Contribution to Touring

    November 8, 2010

    Ottawa (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that La danse sur les routes du Québec (DSR) has been awarded the 2010 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring in the Performing Arts.  La danse sur les routes is being recognized for its leadership role in the development of touring by professional dancers and companies in... Read more