Teachers & Schools

2016-2017 Season

Inspire young minds and open new worlds by attending student matinees in Music and Theatre.

English Theatre Student Matinees

Weekday student matinees of NAC English Theatre productions will return following the renovation and grand re-opening of the National Arts Centre in the summer of 2017. In the meantime, reduced pricing for student groups may be available for select evening performances. Check out English Theatre's season and contact etedu@nac-cna.ca for further information.

Dance Student performances

Due to the Architectural Rejuvenation project of the NAC, we’re unable to program any weekday matinee performances for students. This might be a great year to consider bringing a school group to a public performance!

Bring the arts into your classroom

Dear teachers,

Over the many years I have worked in the arts, artists have told me time and again what a privilege it is to perform in front of young audiences. Children don’t hide their emotions. They are open to wonder, often audibly, and believe in magic. Young audiences also offer a welcome challenge: they don’t pretend to understand something they don’t, and if they don’t like the show, they’ll let you know. That kind of honesty keeps artists on their toes. 

Our Music, Dance and Theatre departments relish the privilege and challenge of bringing the highest quality programming to your students. The NAC is also a wonderful resource for teachers, with tools like skill-building workshops, online study guides and professional development. 

As you may know, we are currently in the midst of a major renovation that will enhance and improve your and your students’ experience at the NAC in the years to come. In the short term, however, this exciting project has an impact on our ability to deliver programming during the day throughout the 2016-2017 season. We apologize that the cancellation of some programs and the relocation of others may cause some inconveniences. When making your selections, please be sure to check the details carefully. 

We hope to inspire you and your students with all the wonder the performing arts have to offer. We look forward to seeing you at the NAC in 2016–2017.

Yours truly,

Peter Herrndorf signature

Peter Herrndorf President and CEO | National Arts Centre

The National Youth and Education Trust is the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.

Through the trust, individual and corporate donors from all across the country help the NAC nurture and develop the creativity of young people in all regions across Canada and support the educators and artists who challenge and encourage them.

The National Youth and Education Trust is supported by Lead Partner CIBC, Michael Potter, supporters and patrons of the annual NAC Gala and the donors of the NAC Foundation’s Corporate Club and Donors’ Circle. Contributions are welcome, please call the NAC Foundation at 613-947-7000, ext. 315.

Support the program

Student matinees at the National Arts Centre are made possible in part by an anonymous donor and