News Releases

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. National Arts Centre launches the 2010 Share the Spirit holiday campaign for deserving children and families

    November 8, 2010

    Ottawa (Canada) –The National Arts Centre (NAC), with the help of generous sponsors and patrons, is bringing the magic of live performing arts this holiday season to hundreds of deserving children and their families in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. This is the second year for Share the Spirit, an exciting initiative aimed at families who, for economic or health reasons, may not have the... Read more

  4. National Arts Centre creates unique Canadian Conductors Workshop for conductors of tomorrow

    October 27, 2010

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  5. Serendipity Point Film’s Barney’s Version Premiere’s in Ottawa at the NAC

    October 26, 2010

    OTTAWA— The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage will be hosting a special Ottawa premiere of BARNEY’S VERSION at the National Arts Centre on Tuesday November 2nd. Based on Mordecai Richler’s prize winning novel of the same name, BARNEY’S VERSION is produced by Robert Lantos (Eastern Promises, Being Julia), directed by Richard J. Lewis (CSI: Crime Scene... Read more

  6. Newfoundland Clarinetist Sean Rice joins NAC Orchestra as Second Clarinet

    October 20, 2010

    For immediate release Ottawa, Ontario –The National Arts Centre is delighted to announce that Sean Rice, an award-winning clarinetist from St. John’s, NL will join the NAC Orchestra in the position of Second Clarinet. “Sean is a truly talented musician,” said NAC Music Director Pinchas Zukerman. “He has a beautiful sound and is extremely musical. He will be a... Read more

  7. Brigitte Haentjens appointed Artistic Director of the National Arts Centre French Theatre  

    September 29, 2010

    OTTAWA, Canada – Peter Herrndorf, President and CEO of Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC), today announced that Brigitte Haentjens will be the next artistic director of the NAC French Theatre, as of the 2012–13 season. Brigitte Haentjens is the first woman to occupy this prestigious position since the NAC was established in 1969. Her predecessors include such... Read more

  8. National Arts Centre congratulates the creators of Incendies for being chosen Canada’s Best Foreign Language Film entry at the Oscars

    September 22, 2010

    Ottawa, Canada – The National Arts Centre today congratulated the creators of Incendies, the critically-acclaimed film chosen by Telefilm Canada as the country's candidate for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards to take place next February. The film is based on a play by Wajdi Mouawad, writer, director, actor, and artistic director of the National Arts Centre (NAC)... Read more

  9. Culture Days at the NAC kicks off on Parliament Hill with unique outdoor reading of acclaimed theatre play

    September 20, 2010

    OTTAWA – As part of the nationwide Culture Days event, the National Arts Centre will present a unique reading of Les Justes – an acclaimed play written by Albert Camus about terrorism and the limits of political violence – on Friday September 24 at 10 a.m. on the front steps of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa. Les Justes, a runaway theatrical success when it was presented in... Read more

  10. Nominations for the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Open to the Public

    September 7, 2012 (Ottawa) – Canadians are encouraged to nominate their favourite Canadian performing artists for the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA). Nominations for these awards—presented for lifetime artistic achievement in the fields of broadcasting, classical music, dance, film, popular music and theatre, and for voluntarism in the performing... Read more