September 21, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. NAC Launches 2017-18 Share the Spirit Program for Deserving Children and Families

    November 30, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC), with the help of Presenting Sponsor Sun Life Financial and generous partners and donors, is bringing the magic of live performing arts this holiday season and throughout the year to hundreds of deserving children and their families in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. This is the ninth year for Share the Spirit, an initiative aimed at families who, for economic or health... Read more

  2. Slaight Family Foundation Donates Another $500,000 to put Emerging Artists on NAC Stages

    October 3, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted to announce a $500,000 gift from the Slaight Family Foundation to support the up-and-coming Canadian artists who appear on its stages as part of NAC Presents, the Centre’s all-Canadian contemporary music series. Emerging artists who have been featured in the NAC Presents over the past five seasons include Lisa Leblanc, The Once, Lindi Ortega,... Read more

  3. NAC Gala Featuring k.d. lang Raises $747,000 for Arts Educations Programs Across Canada

    September 16, 2017

    Tonight’s 2017 National Arts Centre Gala presented by Rogers and featuring five Grammy- and Juno-Award winning singer/songwriter k.d. lang and the NAC Orchestra, under the leadership of its Music Director Alexander Shelley, has raised $747,000 (net) for the National Youth and Education Trust (NYET) in support of the NAC’s arts and education programs across Canada. The annual NAC Gala... Read more

  4. Transformational gift of $5 million and new named spaces at the NAC

    June 5, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced a transformational gift of $5 million from Dr. Dianne Kipnes and Mr. Irving Kipnes of Edmonton. The Kipnes’ generosity in supporting the NAC and the performing arts in Canada will be recognized by naming the NAC’s new signature architectural feature, the “Kipnes Lantern”, located over the Centre’s Elgin Street entrance.... Read more

  5. The National Arts Centre and Rogers Make the NAC a Leading Arts Centre in Digital Connectivity

    May 3, 2017

    As Canadians get set to celebrate the 150th anniversary of our country, The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced Rogers as the presenting sponsor of the NAC Gala and the official Wi-Fi provider to the “new” centre. For the next three years, Rogers will provide next-generation, reliable and complementary Wi-Fi for all public spaces in the “new” NAC. This high-speed,... Read more

  6. NAC Announces 2 Gifts Totalling $3.5 million from John and Jennifer Ruddy, and the Late Jenepher Hooper

    April 25, 2017

    The National Arts Centre Foundation today announced two gifts totalling $3.5 million in support of creation and education from donors with a deep relationship with the National Arts Centre: John and Jennifer Ruddy, and the late Jenepher Hooper. JOHN AND JENNIFER RUDDY GIFT The first gift is from John and Jennifer Ruddy of Ottawa who have made a $1 million pledge to the National Arts... Read more

  7. The Azrieli Foundation Donates $2 Million to the NAC Foundation's Creation Campaign

    February 17, 2017

    The National Arts Centre Foundation is thrilled to announce a $2 million gift from The Azrieli Foundation to support its Creation Campaign. Launched in September 2016, funds raised from the Creation Campaign will support the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund which will invest in the development of new work by artists and arts organizations across the country. Dr. Sharon... Read more

  8. National Arts Centre announces $25M National Creation Fund

    December 1, 2016

    The National Arts Centre today announced the National Creation Fund, a $25 million fund that will support ambitious new Canadian work in theatre, dance and music by artists and arts organizations across Canada. The National Creation Fund will invest in research and development, workshopping and residencies of significant new works. It will also invest in new work that has had a first run, but that... Read more

  9. NAC Launches 2016-17 Share the Spirit Program for Deserving Children and Families

    November 30, 2016

    The National Arts Centre (NAC), with the help of Presenting Sponsor Sun Life Financial and generous partners and donors, is bringing the magic of live performing arts this holiday season and throughout the year to hundreds of deserving children and their families in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. This is the eighth year for Share the Spirit, an initiative aimed at families who, for economic or... Read more

  10. Birks Named New Presenting Sponsor for the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala at the NAC

    November 17, 2016

    Birks, Canada’s leading jeweller since 1879, has signed a multi-year deal as the new Presenting Sponsor for the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala, which takes place annually at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The sponsorship begins with the 25th anniversary edition of the Gala on June 29, 2017 – during Canada's 150th birthday year – and continues for... Read more

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