News Releases

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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