January 26, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Just because the winter winds are pushing at the door is no reason to stay in – especially when the NAC Winter Sale is back! The sale that keeps everyone warm and entertained at the same time is back to brighten the winter days with sizzling deals on 17 performances at the National Arts Centre!

From January 26 – February 15, patrons can buy two tickets to selected NAC performances in Theatre, Dance and Music for just $45 during the NAC Winter Sale. An amazing offer to see the best shows in town! Just purchase your tickets at the NAC Box Office or through Ticketmaster and quote promotion code: BRRR

Look what exciting performances you can choose from:

Le long Voyage de Pierre-Guy B.

French theatre

Written by Pierre-Guy Blanchard, Christian Essiambre and Philippe Soldevila
Conceived and directed by Philippe Soldevila

With actor companion Christian E., Pierre-Guy B. tells the story that took him on a musical journey from Beirut to the land of La Sagouine.
January 28 - 31 Studio

Bartók’s  Divertimento

NAC Orchestra CAPP Bravo Series
Jessica Linnebach, a violin prodigy since she stepped onto the NAC stage at the age of seven and swept the national music competition, will solo and bring her spirited intensity to a performance of two of Vivaldi's Four Seasons – Winter and Summer. Linnebach is Associate Concertmaster of the NAC Orchestra and a solo violinist of exceptional talent; enjoy her dazzling technique and special connection to the repertoire!
January 29 Southam Hall

Philippe B

NAC Presents, in partnership with BMO Financial Group

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Philippe B creates timeless French classic pop tunes. Following the release of his third album, Variations fantômes (2011), and backed by the Molinari Quartet and a chamber orchestra, he performed sold-out shows (hailed as “utterly captivating” [Le Devoir] and “an unqualified success” [La Presse]) at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Club Soda, and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church.
January 30 Fourth Stage

Bronfman, Zuckerman & Brahms

NAC Orchestra Mark Motors Audi Signature Series

When Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth play Brahms’ Double Concerto, the sound is an exquisite departure from anything you’ve experienced. In this last year of Zukerman’s extraordinary tenure as NAC Music Director, these are moments to savour.

February 4 - 5 Southam Hall

Biss & Mozart

NAC Orchestra Air Canada Ovation Series

A critic once wrote that when Jonathan Biss played Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, the Andante was “an entire movement of unrelieved, time-stopping beauty”. Plus: Brahms’ dramatic Symphony No. 1 completes the cycle of four Brahms symphonies.
February 11 - 12 Southam Hall

Søndergård Conducts Sibelius

NAC Orchestra – CAPP Bravo Series

The Nordic grandeur of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7 is a beautiful landscape upon which to witness guest conductor Thomas Søndergård’s talents. He shapes the concert, and incredible pianist Ingrid Fliter performs.
February 19 - 20 Southam Hall

Le Project Bocal

French Theatre

Written, directed and performed by Sonia Cordeau, Simon Lacroix and
Raphaëlle Lalande

Monologues, an absurd tune and madcap poems spew forth in a festive celebration of our fears both big and small. Just for the pleasure of fun!

February 18 – 21 Studio

Karim Diouf

NAC Presents, in partnership with BMO Financial Group

Dakar native Karim Diouf learned to play the djembé at an early age. He moved to Canada in 1996 to further his career, and brought a little bit of Senegal along with him. Soon after arriving in Quebec, he and his brother Élage formed the group Fakhass Sico, playing the traditional music of their homeland and celebrating the Wolof culture.
February 25 Fourth Stage

Classic FM: Four Decades of Radio Hits

NAC Orchestra – Fidelity Investments Pops Series

It's a concert that feels like a reunion! Crank up the ABBA, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Chicago and more! When you can, sing along!

February 26 - 28 Southam Hall

Le Patin Libre


Reinventing ice skating by bringing urban street dance and high-level artistic expression onto the ice.
February 27 and 28 Minto Skating Centre

Bry Webb

NAC Presents, in partnership with BMO Financial Group

Former Constantines guitarist and singer, Bry Webb is now focusing on his family and a solo career. On February 28th, he will be joined on the NAC stage by Rich Burnett, Nathan Lawr, Anna Ruddick and Tom Hammerton to perform songs from his latest record Free Will.

February 28 Fourth Stage


English Theatre

Created and Performed by 2014-15 Ensemble Member Tawiah M’Carthy
Directed by Evalyn Parry
Tawiah M’Carthy’s captivating hero is caught between worlds - gay and straight, black and white, African and North American. Through storytelling dance and live music, Obaaberima (“girlboy”) chronicles young Agyeman’s journey from confused childhood in Ghana to mature Canadian adulthood.

March 3 - 14 Studio

The Once

NAC Presents, in partnership with BMO Financial Group

The Once is rooted in its essential musical elements – lead vocalist Hollett’s incandescent voice, the trio’s gorgeous harmonies and the spirited acoustic instrumentation supplied by Dale and Churchill.
March 13 Theatre

Willow (Genevieve Touin)

NAC Presents, in partnership with BMO Financial Group

Geneviève Toupin has announced the August 26 release of her eponymous debut album under her alter ego (and stage name), Willows. Willows was born of Geneviève’s desire to reconnect with her Franco-Manitoban roots and Métis heritage while remaining true to the particular folk sound that has been consistently her own from the very beginning.
March 21 Fourth Stage

Take Me Back to Jefferson

English Theatre

Adaptation by Michele Smith and Dean Gilmour in collaboration with Theatre Smith-Gilmour
Based on William Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying
An emotionally wrenching tragicomic chronicle of a Mississippi family’s odyssey to bury the family matriarch, featuring a supremely versatile cast and powerful physical theatre.
March 25  - April 9 Theatre

Richard III

French Theatre
By William Shakespeare

Directed by Brigitte Haentjens

Famous Quebec actor Sébastien Ricard is the monster with the deformed soul. By exploiting the rich register offered by Shakespeare, he explores the complexity of a tormented man whose only refuge is evil and perversity.

April 21 - 25 Theatre

Les aiguilles et l’opium

French Theatre

Written and directed by Robert Lepage

Inside a spinning cube set amidst a dazzling stage set, Marc Labrèche evokes dependence and the wandering soul in this choral form that, under Parisian skies, brings together a heartbroken Quebecer, Miles Davis and Jean Cocteau. Lepage at his best. 

May 19 - 23 Theatre

Don’t miss out on this offer. Tickets are limited, so buy yours today!

For more information about the NAC Winter Sale, go to For tickets, remember to quote promotion code: BRRR. Sale begins January 26!

One ticket for $22.50. Tickets are limited to certain dates and sections of the hall and are subject to availability. Purchases through ticketmaster incur service charges.

Please note the following seating restrictions associated with this sale:

Bartók’s  Divertimento: Winter Sale tickets limited to select C seating (Right Orchestra O-S) and E seating (Rear Orchestra rows T-V)

Bronfman, Zukerman & Brahms: Winter Sale tickets limited to select C seating (Right Orchestra O-S) and E seating (Rear Orchestra rows T-V)

Biss & Mozart: Winter Sale tickets limited to select C seating (Right Orchestra O-S) and E seating (Rear Orchestra rows T-V)

Søndergård Conducts Sibelius: Winter Sale tickets limited to select C seating (Right Orchestra O-S) and E seating (Rear Orchestra rows T-V)

Classic FM: Four Decades of Radio Hits: Winter Sale tickets limited to select C seating (Right Orchestra O-S) and E seating (Rear Orchestra rows T-V)

Le Project Bocal – Winter Sale tickets limited to February 18 and 20 performances only

The Once: Winter Sales tickets limited to Balcony Only

Take Me Back to Jefferson: Winter Sale tickets limited to price point A - side Orchestra (excluding aisles) Only TUES/WED/THURS Only  

Richard III: Winter Sale tickets limited to C section and April 21 and 22 performances Only

Les aiguilles et l’opium: Winter Sale tickets limited to C section and May 19 and 20 performances Only

Tickets are available for purchase:

  • Online on the NAC’s website:
  • In person at the NAC Box Office
  • At all Ticketmaster outlets
  • By telephone 1-888-991-2787
    A service charge applies on all purchases made through Ticketmaster.




Sean Fitzpatrick
Communications Officer, National Arts Centre English Theatre
613 947 7000, x389