October 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Culture Days

Outdoors and Online
September 24 - October 24

Family programming Indigenous arts Music Theatre Dance

Join us for a national celebration where arts, culture, and creativity intersect. Outdoors and online—discover the world of arts and culture across Canada.

Reimagined to engage and delight despite the times, Culture Days has extended beyond the traditional weekend to a four-week interactive, immersive arts and culture experience happening across Canada in-person where possible, and online. 

From September 24 to October 24, lose yourself in a labyrinth of hundreds of virtual concerts, live shows, exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and more—every option is free. Creators have been waiting to unleash their works and reconnect with the world, and it’s finally time for the curtain to rise. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure of artistry you won’t soon forget.

Upcoming events

  • video series

    Dancing the Land

    Indigenous Theatre invited artists from coast to coast to coast to create brief digital works using the land as their source of inspiration. 

  • creation

    Grand Acts of Great Hope

    NAC English Theatre is bringing together some of the country’s most inventive artists to create and perform innovative new works. These acts will inspire and embolden audiences for the brave new world facing us post-pandemic.

  • An off-the-road experience

    Ersatz

    Creative projects, videos, multiple resources and learning tools—that’s just a taste of what’s on offer for you to explore anytime, in the classroom or even in your living room

  • explore

    Indigenous Cities | The stories here.

    A unique audio storytelling experience based on memories from Indigenous community members interpreted by Indigenous artists. 

  • video series

    Revive

    Need something to break up your day? These are some fun, easy videos you can join in to get the blood flowing and the head cleared.

  • activity

    Indigenous words colouring pages

    Colouring pages featuring artwork created by Indigenous artists from the regions where these languages are spoken. Join us in colouring in these pages and share your work!

  • creation

    Grand Acts of Theatre

    The NAC has funded 14 of Canada’s most innovative theatre companies to create and perform large-scale, new works in response to these challenging times.

  • video

    Doors Open Ottawa | NAC virtual tour

    This virtual tour is your chance to check out the National Arts Centre’s backstage areas like you’ve never seen them before! 

  • activity

    Paper birch bark basket workshop

    Learn how to make a paper birch bark basket with Algonquin artist Simon Brascoupé

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