News Releases

  1. ROME: A Capital Epic

    April 19, 2023

    The Shakespeare/Dalpé/Haentjens triumvirate returns to the NAC April 19, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – In 2015, French Theatre audiences experienced the impressive Richard III by Shakespeare/Dalpé/Haentjens. With ROME, a production of unparalleled scope will rock the capital on May 5 and 6. For seven and a half hours, 29 artists... Read more

  2. Les mots secrets: A great celebration of poetry!

    April 11, 2023

    Written by Louise Dupré and directed by Ottawa artist André Perrier, presented at the NAC on April 22 and 23 April 11, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Words have a history while also being ageless. In this playful and athletic show, they are bouncing balls, modeling clay, super glue to stay together... She and He were inseparable. But one truly rotten day, He had to leave... Read more

  3. Là où la poussière se dépose: A soundscape of intimacy and devastating heartbreak

    February 27, 2023

    Written, directed and performed by Julien Morissette and Karina Pawlikowski, presented at the NAC from March 30 to April 1   February 27, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The theatre is, by definition, “a place of seeing.” Acclaimed darlings of the Ottawa-Gatineau art and media scene Julien Morissette and Karina Pawlikowski offer a somewhat more... Read more

  4. BIG BANG IS BACK FEB 18 AND 19: A VIBRANT MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

    December 8, 2022

    Ottawa, December 8, 2022 – The BIG BANG Festival is back this winter and full of colorful sound festivities at a joyful decibel. Featured are exciting concerts, surprise performances, sound machines and many more wild curiosities all over the building! Join us for a lively family day weekend with loved ones – your eardrums will thank you. “In a perfect world, I would want every... Read more

  5. NAC FRENCH THEATRE TO WELCOME MICHEL TREMBLAY IN NOVEMBER!

    November 3, 2022

    The renowned Quebec playwright will present his latest play, Cher Tchekhov, and meet the public Ottawa, November 3, 2022 – NAC French Theatre presents Cher Tchekhov, the latest play by Quebec writer Michel Tremblay. Directed by Serge Denoncourt and featuring a top-notch cast, this Théâtre du Nouveau Monde production will run from... Read more

  6. STATEMENT: NAC flags Fly at Half-mast in Honour of Legendary Theatre Director André Brassard

    October 12, 2022

    It was with great sadness that the National Arts Centre (NAC) learned of the death of theatre legend André Brassard, who served as artistic director of the NAC's French Theatre from 1982 to 1990. Unparalleled stage director, tireless champion of local and international authors, and dedicated teacher, André Brassard played a central role in Quebec’s theatre community... Read more

  7. MORE PROGRAMMING DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON

    October 4, 2022

    NEWS RELEASE    MORE PROGRAMMING DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON   Extraordinary and diverse offerings in theatre, music and dance is now available for all audiences to enjoy    OCTOBER 4, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre today announced additional programming in music, theatre and dance for the... Read more

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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