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  1. NAC Marks the End of the First World War Anniversary with Concerts, Free Events, Digital Displays

    November 1, 2018

    As Canadians commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and remember the Canadian soldiers who fought and were killed in that terrible conflict, the National Arts Centre will offer solemn performances, free public events and displays of stunning digital images on and leading up to Remembrance Day. These events represent a coda to the NAC’s First World War centennial... Read more

  2. Giant Interactive Sculpture Arrives at the National Arts Centre

    January 12, 2018

    The National Arts Centre is delighted to announce the installation of Frost, a 6.1-metre interactive sculpture that will illuminate the National Arts Centre’s Canal Foyer throughout the winter. Frost is inspired by architecture, the geometry of a single snowflake, and the allure of a freshly frosted-over window pane. A fractal is a repeating pattern that is seen in many natural and... Read more

  3. New Year’s Eve at the National Arts Centre and Lighting of the Kipnes Lantern

    December 14, 2017

    The public is invited to celebrate the coming of the New Year at Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) on December 31. The NAC’s Be Here for the New Year! event features free family activities from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. including holiday crafts, performances by local jazz band Stevens and Kennedy, a New Year’s dance moves workshop by Luv 2 Groove, and lots of hot chocolate. One of the... Read more

  4. East Coast Music Association Receives NAC Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

    November 16, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has been awarded the 2017 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring in the Performing Arts. The ECMA is being recognized for its long-standing commitment to promoting touring by musicians from Atlantic Canada, both at home and abroad.  The award was presented at the... Read more

  5. The National Arts Centre hopes to minimize transportation and parking challenges for NAC patrons on Ottawa Race Weekend May 28-29

    May 24, 2016

    The National Arts Centre hopes to minimize transportation and parking challenges for NAC patrons on Ottawa Race Weekend May 28-29 March 24, 2016 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre wishes to advise all patrons that they may face challenges getting to, and parking nearby, the NAC during Ottawa Race Weekend, May 28--29. Tens of thousands of people will converge on the downtown... Read more

  6. The NAC's Music Alive Program with Inuk Singer/Songwriter Saali Keelan Come to Cape Dorset this Weekend

    November 11, 2015

    Inuk singer/songwriter Charles "Saali" Keelan will be leading community workshops and coaching young performers at the Kinngait Performing Arts Club clubhouse and Sam Pudlat School in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, as part of the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program from Friday November 13 to Sunday November 15. On Saturday, November 14, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saali will lead workshops for... Read more

  7. It's Culture Days at the National Arts Centre this Sunday, September 28

    September 23, 2014

    September 23, 2014 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Backstage visits, karaoke, theatre and dance workshops, puppetry, classical music, and visual arts highlight the 2014 edition of Culture Days at the National Arts Centre on Sunday September 28 from noon. to 4 p.m.  All events are free, bilingual, available on a drop-in basis, and open to all ages except where noted.  Backstage visits... Read more

  8. The National Arts Centre hopes to minimize transportation and parking challenges for NAC patrons on Ottawa Race Weekend May 25-26

    May 22, 2013

    The National Arts Centre wishes to advise all patrons that they may face significant challenges getting to, and parking nearby, the NAC during Ottawa Race Weekend, May 25-26. Tens of thousands of people will converge on the downtown core during the weekend, some roads will be closed, and parking may be difficult to find. Because of road closures and the predicted high volume of both... Read more

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