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  1. THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON

    May 17, 2022

    News Release THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON    Experience the excitement as music, dance and theatre fill all four stages MAY 17, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – As audiences return to the National Arts Centre’s performance halls, and with the ever-growing buzz around live performances, the NAC’s programming departments are... Read more

  2. NAC FRENCH THEATRE: GET A FRONT-ROW SEAT FOR MANI SOLEYMANLOU’S FIRST SEASON AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

    May 17, 2022

    The 2022–2023 season promises to get off to a strong start and will keep the momentum going with standout productions we can’t wait to show you Ottawa, May 10, 2022 – Mani Soleymanlou’s first season is an outstretched hand. At the helm of NAC French Theatre since September 2021, he is eager to reconnect with audiences, especially after two challenging... Read more

  3. UN. DEUX. TROIS.: Mani Soleymanlou’s great cycle of identity returns to the stage!

    April 4, 2022

    Ottawa, April 4, 2022 —To launch his first season as Artistic Director of French Theatre, Mani Soleymanlou has surrounded himself with some 40 Francophone performers from across Canada to revisit his plays Un, Deux and Trois, which he has brought together in a single show entitled Un. Deux. Trois. It’s no secret: Mani Soleymanlou loves numbers. After... Read more

  4. A DIFFERENT FORMAT FOR THE BIG BANG FESTIVAL

    February 19, 2022

    Ottawa, January 19, 2022 – In light of the current health situation, the BIG BANG festival will be going digital with part of its scheduled programming on February 19 and 20. It is with regret that the National Arts Centre team has made the decision not to hold in-person performances for this annual family sound adventure. The entire team is currently working to reschedule the... Read more

  5. News Release: The National Arts Centre Offers more Music, Dance and Theatre to Live Audiences in 2022

    February 1, 2022

    THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE OFFERS MORE MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE TO LIVE AUDIENCES IN 2022 The NAC continues to safely reawaken its halls and welcome back audiences amid evolving pandemic restrictions   February 1, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – As ongoing restrictions in Ontario are updated to allow more in-person activities, the National Arts Centre (NAC) is preparing to... Read more

  6. A FOURTH BIG BANG FESTIVAL, IN SOUND AND IN PERSON, FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    December 8, 2021

    Ottawa, December 8, 2021 — Beat the drums and sound the trumpets: the BIG BANG is returning to the NAC, live and in colour! After an all-digital 2021 edition, the vibrant festival of sonic adventures for the whole family promises once again to fill every nook and cranny of the NAC with sound. “What a joy it is to welcome children and their families back to the... Read more

  7. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES WINTER PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON

    October 26, 2021

    THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES WINTER PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON Tickets for shows running from December through winter go on sale October 28    OCTOBER 26, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – After successfully re-opening for in-person performances over the fall, the National Arts Centre announced today that more dynamic and diverse programming, including... Read more

  8. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE WELCOMES ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES BACK TO LIVE PERFORMANCES

    August 19, 2021

    THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE WELCOMES ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES BACK TO LIVE PERFORMANCES  The NAC (re)awakens that live performance feeling as tickets for fall and selected other performances go on sale today AUGUST 19, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre today launches the 2021-2022 season and announces ticket sales for in-person programming... Read more

  9. Sparkling, crazy, cosmic: French Theatre’s 2021–2022 season for young audiences is ready and waiting to welcome you!

    August 19, 2021

    Ottawa, August 19, 2021 — This year, NAC French Theatre’s Enfance/jeunesse season of programming for children and youth offers some surprising experiences ranging from the touching to the unusual. Onstage, off-site and online, performances, activities and more await children, teens and their families.  Among the new features: programming for teenagers, theatre for young... Read more

  10. One last season designed by Brigitte Haentjens for NAC French Theatre

    August 19, 2021

    Ottawa, August 19, 2021 – Programmed by Brigitte Haentjens and led by incoming artistic director Mani Soleymanlou, NAC French Theatre’s 2021–22 season for general audiences explores notions of interconnection. To mark the long-awaited return to the stage, nine shows invite spectators on a sensory journey that navigates the border between reality and the... Read more

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