October 2020 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. GENERAL AUDITIONS - OTTAWA National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Ottawa on Monday, February 27, 2017.

    February 2, 2017

    GENERAL AUDITIONS - OTTAWA National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley and Artistic Advisor* Patrick Gauthier will be conducting general auditions in Ottawa on Monday, February 27, 2017. NAC English Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities, a concept we... Read more

  2. NAC English Theatre Presents The Colony of Unrequited Dreams Based on the bestselling novel by Wayne Johnston Adapted by Robert Chafe Directed by Jillian Keiley

    January 11, 2017

    NAC English Theatre Presents   The Colony of Unrequited Dreams Based on the bestselling novel by Wayne Johnston Adapted by Robert Chafe Directed by Jillian Keiley An Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland Production in Collaboration with NAC English Theatre January 25 – February 11, 2017 January 11, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “The set design and staging were kinetic, memorable,... Read more

  3. SCROOGE HAS DELIVERED A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER! TWO MORE PERFORMANCES ADDED FOR A CHRISTMAS CAROL – DECEMBER 18 & DECEMBER 27 TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7!

    December 5, 2016

    Scrooge has Delivered a Holiday to Remember! Two More Performances Added – December 18 & December 27 Tickets on SAle Wednesday, December 7! December 5, 2016 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.” Ebenezer... Read more

  4. NAC ENGLISH THEATRE PRODUCTION A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CHARLES DICKENS ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY JILLIAN KEILEY FEATURING ANDY JONES AS SCROOGE DECEMBER 13 - 31, 2016

    November 29, 2016

    News Release NAC English Theatre Production   A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Adapted and Directed by Jillian Keiley featuring Andy Jones as SCrooge December 13 - 31, 2016 November 29, 2016 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Keep Christmas in your own way and let me keep it in mine.” Ebenezer Scrooge A Christmas Carol is as well-known as any work can be. All that has to be... Read more

  5. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE SHARING THE BEST OF THE PERFORMING ARTS WITH CANADIANS IN 2017 Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday with Cross-country Orchestra and Theatre Tours, a Major Canada Scene Festival in the Nation’s Capital, and More!

    November 23, 2016

    OTTAWA (Canada) – At the National Arts Centre (NAC), Canada is our stage. That will be truer than ever in 2017 as the NAC celebrates our country’s 150th birthday by presenting a number of ambitious projects to mark Canada’s milestone year. The NAC’s plans include orchestra and theatre tours, a massive arts festival, and a Canada Day weekend extravaganza featuring the 25th... Read more

  6. DIRECTOR NADIA ROSS WINS 2016 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE

    October 28, 2016

    News Release DIRECTOR NADIA ROSS WINS 2016 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE Sarah Conn and Shaista Latif Chosen as Protégées Prize awarded Friday, October 28 at the National Arts Centre October 28, 2016 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Director Nadia Ross has been named the 2016 recipient of the Siminovitch Prize, Canada’s most prestigious prize in Theatre. This year marks the... Read more

  7. Trey Anthony's 'da Kink in my Hair - October 19 - November 5 in the NAC Theatre

    October 5, 2016

    NAC English Theatre/Theatre Calgary co-production   ‘da Kink in My Hair By Trey Anthony directed by Marion J. Caffey October 19 – November 5, 2016 October 4, 2016 – OTTAWA (Canada) –  4 Stars “'da Kink in my Hair is a genuine crowd pleaser so do yourself a favour and revel in the experience it provides.” – Calgary Herald NAC English Theatre... Read more

  8. THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2016 SHORTLIST FOR DIRECTORS

    October 3, 2016

    News Release THE SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2016 SHORTLIST FOR DIRECTORS Recipient to be announced Friday, October 28 at the National Arts Centre October 3, 2016 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The Siminovitch Prize in Theatre today announced the shortlist for this year’s award in the category of direction. This year, given the exceptionally high quality of nominations, the... Read more

  9. GENERAL AUDITIONS - VANCOUVER National Arts Centre English Theatre will be conducting general auditions in Vancouver on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

    September 26, 2016

    GENERAL AUDITIONS - VANCOUVER National Arts Centre English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley and Artistic Advisor* Corey Payette will be conducting general auditions in Vancouver on Thursday, October 13, 2016. NAC English Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities, a concept we... Read more

  10. STATEMENT: National Arts Centre Flags Fly at Half-Staff in Honour of Theatre Dramaturg Iris Turcott

    September 22, 2016

    It was with great sadness that the National Arts Centre (NAC) has learned of the death of Iris Turcott, one of Canada’s most respected English-language dramaturgs. Iris Turcott worked many times with the National Arts Centre during her career, most recently as dramaturg for Artistic Fraud’s production of Oil and Water, directed by NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Jillian Keiley.... Read more

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