All NAC performances and events cancelled until Monday April 27, 2020

News Releases

  1. EMBARK ON THE QUEST OF A LIFETIME WITH THE NEVERENDING STORY

    January 10, 2020

    EMBARK ON THE QUEST OF A LIFETIME WITH The NeverEnding Story NAC English Theatre Brings you to the World of Fantastica - Additional Matinee added for February 16 January 29 – February 16, 2020 January 10, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – After a successful run at the 2019 Stratford Festival, David S. Craig’s immensely popular stage adaption of The Neverending Story by Michael Ende... Read more

  2. The 12 Highlights of the National Arts Centre's 50th Anniversary Year

    December 17, 2019

    The National Arts Centre enjoyed an extraordinary 50th anniversary year in 2019. It included exquisite performances by The National Ballet of Canada; the highly successful North American premiere of the popular BIG BANG festival; the landmark programming announcement for the inaugural season of Indigenous Theatre; a triumphant 50th Anniversary European Tour by the NAC Orchestra; a celebratory Open... Read more

  3. NAC English Theatre Presents Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story - October 16 - 27 Babs Asper Theatre

    October 1, 2019

    News Release NAC English Theatre Presentation Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan and Christian Barry Songs by Ben Caplan and Christian Barry* Directed by Christian Barry A 2b theatre company (Halifax) Production October 16 - 27, 2019 September 30, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – ★★★★★ “A thing of raw and unmissable... Read more

  4. SEPTEMBER 11 TO 29: MÒSHKAMO FESTIVAL KICKS OFF INAUGURAL SEASON OF FIRST INDIGENOUS THEATRE OF ITS KIND AT CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    September 9, 2019

    Algonquin-led Canoe Procession Down Rideau Canal to Officially Open the NAC’s Indigenous Theatre From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 OTTAWA (Canada) The inaugural 2019–2020 season of the world’s first national Indigenous Theatre of its kind gets underway in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre (NAC) with Mòshkamo: Indigenous Arts Rising, a unique Indigenous... Read more

  5. September 11 to 29: Mòshkamo Festival Kicks-off Inaugural Season of First Indigenous Theatre of its Kind at National Arts Centre

    September 6, 2019

    The inaugural 2019–2020 season of the world’s first national Indigenous Theatre of its kind gets underway in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre (NAC) with Mòshkamo: Indigenous Arts Rising, a unique Indigenous arts and community festival featuring exciting all-Indigenous programming in the NAC’s performance and public spaces September 11-29, 2019 The festival will take... Read more

  6. THE UNNATURAL AND ACCIDENTAL WOMEN

    September 5, 2019

    NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE/ NAC ENGLISH THEATRE CO-PRODUCTION BY MARIE CLEMENTS DIRECTED BY MURIEL MIGUEL SEPTEMBER 11 - 21, 2019 OTTAWA (Canada) – The Unnatural and Accidental Women marks the first production in the inaugural season of the NAC Indigenous Theatre. Partnering with NAC English Theatre, this powerful work begins the Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival; an all-Indigenous... Read more

  7. GENERAL AUDITIONS - TORONTO National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre Artistic Director Kevin Loring and English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley will be conducting general auditions in Toronto on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 2019.

    July 16, 2019

    GENERAL AUDITIONS - TORONTO National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre Artistic Director Kevin Loring and English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley will be conducting general auditions in Toronto on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 2019. NAC Indigenous Theatre and English Theatre are committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who... Read more

  8. On its 50th Anniversary Thousands of Canadians made the NAC their stage

    June 3, 2019

    On Sunday, June 2, 2019 the National Arts Centre celebrated its 50th Anniversary by welcoming thousands of Canadians to its free 50th Anniversary open house. This momentous occasion provided a rare look at the magic of the backstage, lively workshops in theatre and dance, free performances by Canadian artists, and family activities throughout the NAC’s public spaces. This unique event was in... Read more

  9. NAC English Theatre Presents BETWEEN BREATHS by Robert Chafe May 7 - 18 Azrieli Studio

    April 25, 2019

    News Release NAC English Theatre Presentation Between Breaths By Robert Chafe Music composed and arranged by The Once Directed by Jillian Keiley An Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (St. John’s) Production May 7 - 18, 2019 April 25, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Between Breaths is breathtaking.” – The Telegram In the final moments of his extraordinary life, east... Read more

  10. NAC English Theatre presents THE PIGEON KING. April 24 - May 5, 2019

    April 5, 2019

    News Release NAC English Theatre presentation The Pigeon King by REBECCA AUERBACH, JASON CHESWORTH, GIL GARRATT, GEORGE MEANWELL, J.D. NICHOLSEN, GEMMA JAMES SMITH, BIRGITTE SOLEM and SEVERN THOMPSON Directed by SEVERN THOMPSON A Blyth Festival Production April 24 – May 5, 2019 April 5, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “The Pigeon King soars…a great experience that... Read more

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