October 22, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. French Theatre presents Une lune entre deux maisons (Nov. 2-3)

    October 23, 2019

    November 2 and 3 at 3 p.m. at NAC Azrieli Studio Recommended for 3-6 years old In French The space between Plume’s house and Taciturne’s house is a chasm. A whole moon can fit into it! With its playground-like set and its moving performances, this show about overcoming our fear of the unfamiliar accurately measures the internal temperature of a child’s heart. Written... Read more

  2. French Theatre presents Parce que la nuit (Oct 16-19)

    September 26, 2019

    October 16 to 19, 2019, 8 p.m. at NAC Azrieli Studio In French with passages in English ‟A fusion of poetry and rock” (La Presse, transl.) ‟Really high calibre work” (ICI Radio-Canada Première, transl.) ‟Five voices, one superb portrait” (Voir, transl.)   In this overview of the life and work of Patti Smith, Brigitte Haentjens... Read more

  3. French Theatre presents Bonne retraite, Jocelyne (Oct. 2-5)

    September 10, 2019

    October 2 to 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m. at NAC Babs Asper Theatre In French   Retirement often prompts people to look back at the past, but in Jocelyne’s case it becomes a pretext for a flood of opinions, awkwardness and bitterness. In dialogue that alternates between banal odiousness and odious banality, Fabien Cloutier turns the microscope on a nuclear family trapped in a teeming vivarium. A... Read more

  4. SEPTEMBER 11 TO 29: MÒSHKAMO FESTIVAL KICKS OFF INAUGURAL SEASON OF FIRST INDIGENOUS THEATRE OF ITS KIND AT CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    September 9, 2019

    Algonquin-led Canoe Procession Down Rideau Canal to Officially Open the NAC’s Indigenous Theatre From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 OTTAWA (Canada) The inaugural 2019–2020 season of the world’s first national Indigenous Theatre of its kind gets underway in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre (NAC) with Mòshkamo: Indigenous Arts Rising, a unique Indigenous... Read more

  5. September 11 to 29: Mòshkamo Festival Kicks-off Inaugural Season of First Indigenous Theatre of its Kind at National Arts Centre

    September 6, 2019

    The inaugural 2019–2020 season of the world’s first national Indigenous Theatre of its kind gets underway in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre (NAC) with Mòshkamo: Indigenous Arts Rising, a unique Indigenous arts and community festival featuring exciting all-Indigenous programming in the NAC’s performance and public spaces September 11-29, 2019 The festival will take... Read more

  6. On its 50th Anniversary Thousands of Canadians made the NAC their stage

    June 3, 2019

    On Sunday, June 2, 2019 the National Arts Centre celebrated its 50th Anniversary by welcoming thousands of Canadians to its free 50th Anniversary open house. This momentous occasion provided a rare look at the magic of the backstage, lively workshops in theatre and dance, free performances by Canadian artists, and family activities throughout the NAC’s public spaces. This unique event was in... Read more

  7. BOUNDLESS RANGE OF MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE NAC Orchestra, Dance, NAC Presents, English Theatre and Théâtre français announce their 2019-2020 seasons

    March 16, 2019

    News Release   BOUNDLESS RANGE OF MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE NAC Orchestra, Dance, NAC Presents, English Theatre and Théâtre français announce their 2019-2020 seasons! March 16, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – As the National Arts Centre continues to celebrate 50 years of delivering the best in the performing arts in 2019, we look ahead to the excitement of the... Read more

  8. The French theatre presents: Ce qu'on attend de moi

    March 7, 2019

    From March 26 to 30, 2019 at La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins Two performances every night at 6:30 and 9 p.m., except on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. (World Theatre Day) "On the edge of fantasma and reality, the performance maintains a clever balance between the compassion towards a one-night actor and the discomfort regarding a kind of « self-acting »... Read more

  9. THE NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT OF THE BIG BANG FESTIVAL A ROUSING SUCCESS!

    March 5, 2019

    8000 people enjoyed the family-friendly two-day Festival of sound By all accounts the North American debut of Europe’s BIG BANG Festival was a rousing success! On February 17 and 18 the NAC opened its doors to 8000 participants who enjoyed adventures in sound, dozens of shows, performances and sound installations dreamed up by artists from here and abroad in celebration of the joy of... Read more

  10. The French theatre presents: Hamlet_director's cut

    January 16, 2019

    January 30, 31, February 1, 2 at 8 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio Performed in French only with no English surtitles “In a remarkable visual twist, director François Blouin surrounds Marc Beaupré’s Hamlet with eerie spectres, not just of Hamlet’s father, but of Claudius, Gertrude, Ophelia and so on.” Jim Burke, Montreal Gazette, April 7, 2017... Read more

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