June 30, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. NAC LAUNCHES “FREE REIN” A SUMMER ARTISTIC RESIDENCY PROGRAM TO SUPPORT RENEWAL OF CANADIAN PERFORMING ARTS SECTOR

    May 27, 2021

    OTTAWA, CANADA – From June 1 – August 31, 2021 more than 30 Canadian artists will participate in the National Arts Centre (NAC) ’s summer artistic residency program "Free Rein," a new three-month-long initiative in support of the renewal of the Canadian performing arts sector. The Artistic Residencies will enable the development of new artistic creations and enable... Read more

  2. A BUSY MOIS DE LA FRANCOPHONIE AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    March 4, 2021

    Ottawa, March 4, 2021 — March is the Mois de la Francophonie (Francophonie Month), and Francophone artists are in the spotlight at the National Arts Centre! With music, theatre, dance and more, a diverse virtual program awaits you to celebrate this annual event. As a bilingual cultural institution since its inception more than 50 years ago, French programming is an essential part of... Read more

  3. NAC Celebrates the Holidays With Livestreamed and In-person Performances from Venues Across Canada

    December 1, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today released its December lineup of live and online performances and events. This holiday season features many livestreamed shows from venues around the country in addition to live in-person performances from the NAC. The NAC began a gradual return to live performances on its stages in early September, closely following public health guidelines. DECEMBER... Read more

  4. PLAYWRIGHT TARA BEAGAN WINS 2020 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE

    November 27, 2020

    News Release PLAYWRIGHT TARA BEAGAN WINS 2020 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE The jury describes Beagan’s writing as both “sublime and unbearable” November 26, 2020 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Ntlaka’pamux playwright Tara Beagan has been named the 2020 laureate of the Siminovitch Prize, the largest and most prestigious theatre prize in Canada. Ms. Beagan will receive... Read more

  5. National Arts Centre November Lineup Includes Livestreamed Performances From Venues Across Canada

    November 3, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced its November lineup of live and online performances and events. This month features many livestreamed shows from the NAC in Ottawa, as well as from venues around the country. The NAC began a gradual return to live performances on its stages in early September, closely following public health guidelines. For now, audiences can watch... Read more

  6. October Lineup Includes Dance, Theatre, Emerging Popular Music and the Return of the NAC Orchestra to Southam Hall

    September 29, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced its October lineup of live and online performances and events. The NAC began a gradual return to live shows on September 11. Due to ongoing public health guidelines, performances take place in front of small audiences. With the exception of the French Theatre performances of Les louves (see below), no tickets will be sold to the public, who are... Read more

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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