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  1. 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

  2. New Artistic Director for Zones Théâtrales

    February 15, 2017

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced the appointment of Gilles Poulin‑Denis as artistic director of Zones Théâtrales, a biennial showcase of professional theatre from Francophone communities across Canada and the Quebec Regions. The next edition of Zones Théâtrales will be held September 11–16 in various locations in Ottawa–Gatineau.... Read more

  3. René Cormier, Artistic Director of Zones Théâtrales to leave the NAC on March 31, 2017

    November 7, 2016

    As a result of his recent appointment to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, René Cormier, the Artistic Director of the Zones Théâtrales biennial, will be stepping down on March 31, 2017. “In order to be able to devote myself fully to my new duties as an independent non-partisan senator, while continuing my efforts to defend and promote the arts and... Read more

  4. NAC Congratulates René Cormier on Appointment to Canada's Senate

    October 27, 2016

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted that René Cormier – Artistic Director of the Zones Théâtrales, the NAC’s biennial showcase of professional Francophone theatre from across Canada and the Quebec regions – has been recommended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for appointment to Canada’s Senate. In addition to being a rendezvous for the creators... Read more

  5. Zones Théâtrales to Return in 2015, 2017 and 2019 Thanks to a New Partnership Agreement

    March 9, 2015

    The sixth edition of Zones Théâtrales, the biennial showcase of professional theatre from Francophone communities across Canada and the Quebec Regions, will be held September 14–19, 2015, at various venues in Ottawa-Gatineau. Funding for the 2015, 2017 and 2019 editions of Zones Théâtrales is provided under a new Memorandum of Understanding has been... Read more

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