Listening to the Earth

Music Theatre Dance

From September 10 to 20, SPHERE returns. The NAC festival will explore rivers and waterways, engaging the senses with performances, talks and visual art installations, while reflecting on our fragile relationship with Earth. Join us to discover how the confluence of art, science and environment will inform the coming chapters in our shared history. 

The complete programming of the 2024 edition will be available on June 18. 

Upcoming events

  1. New In-person

    Juxtaposed with the breathtaking images of Edward Burtynsky, a multidisciplinary, multisensory NAC Dance and NACO commission.  

  2. New In-person Video
    Jeremy Dutcher jouant au piano à l’extérieur

    As part of our Sessions series, NAC Popular Music & Variety is honoured to welcome Jeremy Dutcher live in Southam Hall with the NAC Orchestra! This performance is also part of SPHERE. The NAC festival will explore rivers and…

  3. New In-person

    English Theatre and the NAC Orchestra join forces as part of the NAC Sphere Festival to present an intriguing double bill of live radio dramas offering glimpses of imagined futures for two neighbourhoods in Canada, and their evolving relationship…

  4. New In-person
    Christine Beaulieu © Christine Beaulieu
  5. New In-person
     Trois femmes avec des plumes dans les cheveux sont posées en tenant des bois de cerfs devant leurs visages.

    Santee Smith's award-winning multimedia performance, Homelands, celebrates Indigenous women's timeless connection to land and water on Turtle Island. 

  6. New In-person Video
     © Renée Fleming

    Joining Teave and Ramnath is GRAMMY Award-winner and American soprano Renée Fleming, who brings her album Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene to life on the NAC stage. 

Past events


  • Music Director, NAC Orchestra Alexander Shelley
  • Artistic Director, French Theatre Mani Soleymanlou
  • Executive Producer, NAC Dance Caroline Ohrt
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    Artistic Director, English Theatre Nina Lee Aquino
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    Artistic Director, Indigenous Theatre Kevin Loring
  • Executive Producer, Popular Music and Variety Heather Gibson
  • Executive Chef, 1 Elgin Kenton Leier