September 2020 Update on Live Performances and Events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. National Arts Centre Announces a Gradual Return to Live Performances and a Continuation of Online Programming this Fall

    September 8, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today unveiled details of its exciting September artistic lineup, which includes a gradual return to live performances in front of small audiences at the NAC and across Canada, as well as new online offerings.  Live shows get underway Friday September 11 at the NAC. They will take place in front of small, invited audiences due to the... Read more

  2. National Arts Centre a Gradual Return to Live Performances and a Continuation of Online Programming this Fall

    September 8, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today unveiled details of its exciting September artistic lineup, which includes a gradual return to live performances in front of small audiences at the NAC and across Canada, as well as new online offerings.  Live shows get underway Friday September 11 at the NAC. They will take place in front of small, invited audiences due to the... Read more

  3. Mani Soleymanlou has been appointed Artistic Director of NAC French Theatre

    August 18, 2020

    Christopher Deacon, President and CEO of Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC), today announced that director, playwright and actor Mani Soleymanlou has been appointed Artistic Director of NAC French Theatre, effective September 1, 2021. “Theatre invites us to see things differently,” said Mr. Deacon. “Through his work, Mani Soleymanlou calls us to... Read more

  4. NAC FRENCH THEATRE PRESENTS LE DÉSERT MAUVE, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SALON DU LIVRE DE L’OUTAOUAIS

    February 11, 2020

    February 27 and 28, 7 p.m. at Salle Jean-Despréz Maison du citoyen (25, Laurier St, Gatineau) Presented in French with no surtitles    The desire for poetry always springs from danger and passion, from a state of personal or collective tension. Nicole Brossard   February 11, 2020 – OTTAWA – How do you construct a story—maybe even a reality? A hybrid of... Read more

  5. A MUSICAL ADVENTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: THE BIG BANG IS BACK AT NAC

    January 15, 2020

    An explosion of fun, shows and free activities… and much more! Get ready: the BIG BANG festival is back... and it will blow your socks off! The fun begins in just one month, on February 16 and 17 at the National Arts Centre (NAC). For one festive week-end, the BIG BANG will again transform the NAC into a joyful musical maze, full of adventures in sound to explore.... Read more

  6. 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

  7. French Theatre presents Le problème avec le rose (Dec. 14-15)

    November 28, 2019

    December 14 and 15 at 3p.m. at NAC Azrieli Studio Recommended for 6-12 years old In French Une idée, toute bête au fond, bouscule l’univers de quatre amis. Le rose, c’est pour les filles ? Pfff ! N’importe quoi ! Oui, mais si ? Avec ce spectacle ébouriffant, Érika Tremblay-Roy signe un texte sonore, en... Read more

  8. French Theatre presents Lévriers (Dec 6-7)

    November 21, 2019

    December 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. at LabO, University of Ottawa, in the Ottawa Art Gallery building (10, Daly ave) 14 years old and over In French A bare stage, a few chairs, a director and five performers playing themselves—maybe it’s not even a show? And yet, Sophie Gee has created a poignant work that digs through the junk pile of our everyday failures to extract pearls of... Read more

  9. French Theatre presents Zéro (Nov. 27-30)

    November 12, 2019

    November 27 to 29, 2019, 8 p.m. and November 29, 2019, 4 p.m. at NAC Azrieli Studio In French with no surtitles   After writing plays dealing with the numbers from 1 to 9 and investigating multiple facets of identity, Mani Soleymanlou goes back to zero, the big nothing. Revisiting his notebooks, he attempts to return to his artistic beginnings and draw from the very... Read more

  10. French Theatre presents J'aime Hydro (Nov. 6-9)

    October 25, 2019

    November 6 to 8, 2019, 7 p.m. and November 9, 2019, 2 p.m. at NAC Babs Asper Theatre In French with no surtitles Acclaimed by about 50,000 people throughout the province of Quebec! More than 3 hours and a half-long documentary play, captivating. On a mission from documentary theatre company Porte Parole, Christine Beaulieu launched herself heart and soul—despite her self-doubts and... Read more

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