Grades 1 to 6

  1. Music

    Grades 4 to 8

    • NAC Orchestra

    • Alain Trudel


    • Dr. Andrew Pelling

      Co-host/director of pHacktory and TED Senior Fellow

    • Catherine Emond

      Co-host/Education And Interpretation Officer, Canada Science and Technology Museum

    • Feb 5, 2018, 10:00am (English)
    • Feb 5, 2018, 12:30pm (French)

    “Hack the symphony” with audacious new explorations of sound and symphonic classics through science and technology. Brought to you by the creative engines of the NAC Orchestra, Canada Science and Technology Museum, pHacktory, and Artengine.


    PROGRAM (subject to change):

    In this concert, you will hear excerpts from:

    • R. STRAUSS Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: Fanfare (Opening)
    • J. STRAUSS Music of the Spheres: Waltzes, Op. 235
    • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": IV. Thunderstorm/Tempest
    • STEWART Mud Lake Symphony
    • J.S. BACH Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041: I. Allegro moderato
    • MESSIAEN Les Offrandes Oubliées
    • ANDERSON The Typewriter
    • HERRERA Bicycle Beats (excerpt from "Ideas, Not Theories")
    • JÄRVLEPP Garbage Concerto for Recycled Percussion and Orchestra: I. Dance of the Wind


    Payment deadline : Friday, January 12, 2018

  2. Theatre

    Ages 5 to 9

    • Conceived, written, directed and performed by

      D. Kimm

    • Lighing

      Lucie Bazzo

    • Music

      Guido Del Fabbro

    • Video images

      Allison Moore

    Only 150 tickets available! 

    Birds, an umbrella and kung fu

    Isn’t it better to be a bird? Humans are so hard to figure out! That’s what Mademoiselle Mouche thinks, anyway. So she goes to the gym to take flight training, and she learns to speak bird. One day, surely, she’ll soar into the air.

    Multidisciplinary artist D. Kimm has created an endearing character, slightly clown-like with her kung fu and hip hop. We like her instantly. Her funny stories and the oversize video projections of birds transport us. Time to leave dull cares behind and prepare for takeoff!

  3. Theatre

    Ages 3 and up

    • Directed and co-created by

      Ginette Mohr

    • Co-created by

      Andrew G. Young, Elliott Loran and Ingrid Hansen

    • Feb 14, 2018, 9:45am (English)
    • Feb 14, 2018, 12:00pm (English)
    • Feb 15, 2018, 9:45am (English)
    • Feb 15, 2018, 12:00pm (English)
    • Feb 16, 2018, 9:45am (English)
    • Feb 16, 2018, 12:00pm (English)

    $5 + HST | One act without intermission
    A SNAFU and Snack Music Collective Production 

    Interactive puppet creations
    Curriculum connections in Drama, Visual Art, Music, Creativity

    In a cozy, playful corner of the newly renovated NAC, young children share stories of family and friends, and the adventures and challenges of growing up. The stories are then instantly brought to life through puppetry by Canada’s Fringe favourites, SNAFU Dance Theatre. Join us afterwards for a stay-and-play session with the performers!

  4. Theatre

    Ages 9 to 14

    • Concept and direction by

      Jackie Gosselin

    • With

      Rosalie Dell’Aniello, Marie Fannie Guay, Marc-André Poliquin and Rémy Savard

    • Assistant director

      Audrey Blouin

    • Stage manager

      Marie-Chantal Bonin

    Sparks guaranteed

    Falling in love: so love is a fall? Sometimes. And it can be fatal! Think of Romeo and Juliet: two warring families pitted against two determined teenagers with loving hearts.

    DynamO Théâtre shakes up the classic tale, incorporating acrobatics, swordfights, juggling, and a rotating set. Four actors play all the parts and comment on the action; Shakespeare himself is invited to speak. Can the inevitable be avoided? All we know is that if we’re going to reinvent the story, we have to find a way to overcome the power of hate.

  5. Music

    Kindergarten to Grade 6

    Searing summers, frozen winters, gentle spring rain, and brilliant autumn colours come to life in music. Alain Trudel and the NAC Orchestra explore Antonio Vivaldi’s vibrant Four Seasons, Astor Piazzolla’s energetic Argentinian Tango, and other climate-inspired music with the help of virtuoso guest artists.

    Payment deadline : Friday, March 30, 2018

  6. Theatre

    Ages 14 +

    • May 16, 2018, 12:30pm (French)
    • May 17, 2018, 10:00am (French)
    • May 17, 2018, 12:30pm (French)

    I can hear your heart beating in my ear

    An empty white space; bright light. We could be in a museum gallery, but the works on display here are teenagers and adults wearing headsets. Little by little they reveal themselves, through their tentative presence, through their disturbing or amusing statements. They talk about everything: themselves, their family, their future; they play Truth or Consequences, they exchange pieces of clothing. What’s real in all of this? The performance is different in every host city, depending on the local young people cast in the show. A meaningful and vibrant portrait of life captured in the moment.

    Stay tuned for the casting call! Impatience has played in Montreal, Mons (Belgium) and Toronto, and is en route to Ottawa-Gatineau.

    In your classroom: Book a visit by creative artists

  7. Music

    Grades 6 to 12

    • NAC Orchestra

    • Jeff Tyzik


    • Stephen Sayer & Chandrea Roettig

      Swing dancers

    • Patricio Touceda & Eva Lucero

      Tango dancers

    • mai 17, 2018, 11:00am (bilingual)
    • mai 18, 2018, 11:00am (bilingual)

    This electrifying dance showcase includes swing, jazz, 1950s bop, ‘Dirty Dancing,’ the waltz, cha-cha, tango, and much more. Incomparable performers, spectacular choreography and the NAC Orchestra: you’ll be dancing in the aisles!

    Payment deadline : Friday, April 27, 2018

  8. Theatre

    Ages 6 to 12

    • Written by

      Bruno Stori

    • Dramaturgs and directors

      Bruno Stori and Letizia Quintavalla

    • Choreographed and performed by

      Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni

    • Lighting

      Lucio Diana

    • May 24, 2018, 9:45am (French)
    • May 24, 2018, 12:45pm Sold out (French)

    Childhood is the diamond of our lives

    Hooray, the Italians are coming! At long last we get to see this little gem of a dance theatre piece that has been presented everywhere (else) on the planet!

    Two dazzling performers move easily between the roles of parents and children as they relate Nina and Tommaso’s wild adventure. The inseparable siblings share a bond that’s stronger than anything: stronger than beatings, stronger than fire, stronger even than distance. Childhood is a treasure, and our zany heroes have created a bubble, a crazy imaginary world. They invite us in, and for the next hour or so, we’re all 10 years old!