SCOOOOOTCH! at the NAC French Theatre will stick with you

A playful performance without words for children of ages 2 to 8


May 22, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The NAC French Theatre wraps up its 55th season with vibrant colours and a material as sticky as it is delightful: (recyclable) scotch tape!

Conceived and directed by Amélie Poirier, SCOOOOOTCH! is produced by Synthèse additive, a Montreal-based company boasting contemporary puppet theatre where numerous disciplinary sources are combined – dance, puppetry, theatre, visual arts, etc. – and where abstraction comes to meet young and old alike.

Here a trio of girls with a rock-star look, no delicate flowers among them, create an artistic space before our eyes. It’s a super playful demonstration showcasing the transformation of an ordinary material like scotch tape through human imagination. It’s also a touching illustration of the many, sometimes almost invisible, connections between and among us.

Due to the excitement generated by the show, a performance has been added on Sunday, June 2. This is a joyful occasion for kids to ask themselves “How do I build myself? What constitutes me? How do I inhabit the world?” thanks to a collective experience that will touch them regardless of their language.



Because the experience of going to the theatre begins long before you step into the performance hall, families are welcome to arrive 45 minutes before the start of the performance to warm up their imaginations. This time, artist Emily Rose Michaud has concocted a colourful activity that will challenge children’s ingenuity and creativity.



Azrieli Studio

Duration: 35 minutes

School matinees (it is possible for the media to attend if there are seats available): Wednesday May 29, Thursday May 30, and Friday May 31.

Family performances: Saturday, June 1, at 11am and 3pm; Sunday, June 2, at 11am, 1pm (added performance) and 3pm.

Tickets: $15

To purchase tickets, visit or call 1-844-985-2787 (ARTS). To find out what you need to know before accessing the building and facilities, click:

Visit the NAC website to learn more about the 2023-2024 NAC French Theatre season.



The National Arts Centre Foundation would like to thank Lead Donor, the Slaight Family Foundation, Supporting Partner of French Theatre, Québecor, and Official Hotel Partner, Embassy Hotel & Suites.



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 audiences and artists from across Canada. The NAC is located in the National Capital Region on the unceded territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation.





Sylvain Lavoie

Communications Strategist, French Theatre

National Arts Centre


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