News Releases

  1. NAC Celebrates National Indigenous History Month with a Vibrant Array of Events

    May 29, 2024

    Experience Indigenous artistry in all its forms, including comedy, theatre, markets and more May 29, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – This National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day, the NAC celebrates the strength and resilience of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation, their people, cultures, and perspectives. Throughout June, we feature Indigenous... Read more

  2. The National Arts Centre Unveils a Stirring New Season for 2024-2025

    May 8, 2024

    Get your calendars ready for an epic journey of stage performances and beyond.  MAY 9, 2024 – Ottawa, Canada – The National Arts Centre today revealed its programming for the 2024-2025 season. Building on the success of the current season featuring some of the most diverse and creative Canadian and international artists, the 2024-2025 season will take audiences on breathtaking... Read more

  3. The National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre department is seeking to contract several Indigenous artists for the digital project, #ReconcileThis

    April 19, 2024

    ABOUT THE PROJECT #ReconcileThis began in 2022/2023 and is generously supported by Meta as a means of addressing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s “Calls to Action”. The funding is intended to presence digital creations by Indigenous artists across Turtle Island that can be shared over social media platforms. Now entering its second year, the project is expanding... Read more

  4. General Audition Notice: Indigenous Theatre, National Arts Centre

    April 3, 2024

    ABOUT The Indigenous Theatre department within the National Arts Centre was created to develop, nurture, and showcase Indigenous stories at community, national and international levels. Our mission is to honour our storytellers and thereby aid in the retention, resurgence and resilience of the multiple and diverse Indigenous cultures of this land. NAC Indigenous Theatre’s Artistic... Read more

  5. Resilience and Laughter Unite in Michelle Thrush’s Inner Elder

    March 28, 2024

    Gemini Award-winner Michelle Thrush unveils her life with remarkable honesty and humour in her one-woman show March 28, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Michelle Thrush’s Inner Elder is set to grace the Azrieli Studio stage at the National Arts Centre from April 11-13, finally coming to fruition after its initial scheduling challenges. Originally slated for the 2019-2020 debut season of... Read more

  6. Frances Končan's Women of the Fur Trade Flips the Script of Conventional Tales

    January 9, 2024

    Lively Historical Satire Launches at the NAC in a Sold-Out Co-Production with the Great Canadian Theatre Company and Native Earth Performing Arts JANUARY 9, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Francis Končan’s Women of the Fur Trade is a comedic and playful look at Canadian history, re-examining the narratives of Treaty 1 territory, the fur trade era, and the building of a new nation... Read more

  7. Bear Grease: An Indigenous Reimagination of a Beloved Classic

    October 3, 2023

    Experience this Must-See Rendition of Grease at the NAC in October October 3, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Get ready for a jaw-dropping, toe-tapping spectacle. From October 11 to 14, Bear Grease takes the 1978 musical Grease on an Indigenous joyride — with fashion that slays, humour that tickles your funny bone, and music that makes you groove. It's a rez makeover for the... Read more

  8. NAC Indigenous Theatre opens its 2023-2024 season with Papakanje

    September 13, 2023

    NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE OPENS ITS 2023-2024 SEASON WITH PAPAKANJE Presented as part of Days of Truth and Reconciliation programming September 13, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Indigenous Theatre welcomes you back to experience an incredible season of Indigenous stories and artistry. Join us on Saturday, September 23 at Papakanje, an unforgettable evening bringing the dynamic online... Read more

  9. Celebrate National Indigenous History Month with the NAC

    May 29, 2023

    Learn, share, and amplify Indigenous voices, histories, and traditions May 29, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Join us for National Indigenous History Month throughout June, as we present a captivating series of events, workshops, and discussions and deepen our understanding and appreciation of Indigenous cultures. The NAC offers something for everyone, from opportunities to engage with... Read more

  10. Your Stories, Your Stage: The National Arts Centre Unveils its 2023-2024 Season

    May 11, 2023

    YOUR STORIES, YOUR STAGE: THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE UNVEILS ITS 2023-2024 SEASON Time to mark your calendars—a wide variety of music, dance and theatre will fill up any wish lists of live performances MAY 11, 2023 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The NAC’s artistic leaders have created a line-up packed with a blend of powerful new works and treasured classics for the 2023-2024 season,... Read more