SUMMER PROGRAMMING RETURNS TO THE NAC: MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE PERFORMANCES IN THE HEART OF THE CAPITAL
Spend your summer months enjoying exciting performances at the NAC.
Ottawa, April 18, 2023 – The National Arts Centre is delighted to announce the return of its summer series to its stages this July and August.
Bold and eclectic, the NAC’S 2023 Summer Programming is where Canadian and international talent meet. Featured in this year’s program are contemporary renditions of Flamenco dance, Arabic folk, and many more vibrant classics from here and around the globe.
Marking the second year of the series, the 2023 line-up will showcase more than 200 free and affordable shows and activities. Locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to experience spectacular dance ensembles, floating concerts, and powerful musical and theatrical performances — the ultimate treat for arts lovers.
“Summer 2023 is all about celebrating Canadian artists, our culture, and the many communities of Canada. Each performance is unique and evocative of rich lived experiences from coast to coast to coast. Summer is set to be another exciting season at the NAC,” said Heather Gibson, Executive Producer of NAC Popular Music and Variety.
SUMMER PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS
Bold Concerts and Plays
Take a seat in Southam Hall and experience beloved classics performed by the NAC orchestra or your favourite artists. Visit the Babs Asper Theatre for some outstanding dance and music. Or, if you prefer something more intimate, settle into either the Studio or the Fourth Stage for theatre and music. There you can connect with artists and ensembles from here and across the globe as they share their history, truth and powerful points of view.
You won’t be disappointed, no matter what you see.
Feeling of Free
Free Summer Beats
Some of our best shows aren’t on the stage this summer. They are in and around the NAC, suspended in our lobby, floating down the canal or happening in workout gear.
Whatever you choose to do, it’s fun for the whole family and all abilities. Plus, everything is free!
Music Under the Stars
Spend your sunsets with us as under the stars as inspirational artists share their musical visions of culture, identity and tradition. Access our terrace directly from Elgin Street, the canal, or the Mackenzie King Bridge and take in the best free beats offered in Ottawa this summer.
Outdoor concerts every Tuesday and Wednesday night. Limited seating available.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Visit our website to book your tickets now and stay tuned for more shows coming soon.
EXPERIENCING THE ARTS FROM A NEW ANGLE
The NAC is thrilled to collaborate with a new generation of visionaries and creators, to present a selection of unforgettable performances.
“I am grateful for the way NACO has been a part of the beginning of my career and given me a platform to share my heart with their audiences” — Jonelle Sills, soprano.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
The National Arts Centre is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams—the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety—and nurtures the next generation of artists and audiences from across Canada. The NAC is located in the National Capital Region on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation.
Communications Strategist, Summer Programming
National Arts Centre