Street closures around the NAC during Ottawa Race Weekend

The Feeling of Free

Family programming Indigenous arts Music Theatre Dance Summer events

Some of our best shows aren’t on the stage this summer. They are in and around the NAC, floating down the canal or happening on yoga mats. Whatever you choose to do, it’s fun for the whole family and all abilities. Plus, everything is free!

Later this spring we’ll be sharing even more free noon-hour concerts and workshops. Watch this space and follow us on socials to stay the most up to date on our upcoming summer offerings.

Upcoming events

  1. Human touch, the sharing of songs and games, and the responsivity and aliveness of dancing we all once took for granted are on display in Heather Nicol’s … read more

  2. Let us provide the soundtrack as you walk, run, bike or rollerblade along the canal. Every Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon, members of the National Arts … read more

  3. Music’s an almost alchemical force to Canadian Mi'kmaq fiddler and singer Morgan Toney. In just a short amount of time, Toney’s been able to … read more

  4. GYROKINESIS® classes can be adapted to fit anyone's ability. People from all walks of life take GYROKINESIS®  classes, including accomplished … read more

  5. A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all. This 30-minute high-intensity workout will … read more

  6. Flávia Nascimento joins Tio Chorinho, Canada’s first ensemble dedicated to performing Brazilian choro music. Tio Chorinho is known for their unique … read more

  7. Live, from our Showboat is renowned Cuban pianist Miguel de Armas whose rich and sophisticated musical heritage, gleaned over many years of study, performance and … read more

  8. Let us provide the soundtrack as you walk, run, bike or rollerblade along the canal. Every Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon, members of the National Arts … read more

  9. Nine talented young violinists from the Ottawa area present an afternoon variety of music. With music ranging from familiar folk songs to well-known opera, and from … read more

  10. Puzzle Théâtre creates an atypical, colourful puppet show, full of humour and unexpected situations. Creating a world of wonder filled with imagination … read more

  11. GYROKINESIS® classes can be adapted to fit anyone's ability. People from all walks of life take GYROKINESIS®  classes, including accomplished … read more

  12. Rooted in jazz and blues, Moneka Arabic Jazz draws from bandleader Ahmed Moneka’s Afro-Iraqi heritage and his recent experiences in Toronto’s own … read more

  13. A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all. This 30-minute high-intensity workout will … read more

  14. Let us provide the soundtrack as you walk, run, bike or rollerblade along the canal. Every Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon, members of the National Arts … read more

  15. Live, from our Showboat is renowned Cuban pianist Miguel de Armas whose rich and sophisticated musical heritage, gleaned over many years of study, performance and … read more

  16. GYROKINESIS® classes can be adapted to fit anyone's ability. People from all walks of life take GYROKINESIS®  classes, including accomplished … read more

  17. VILDÁ is an original blend of indigenous Sámi yoiks, grooving rhythms and improvisation. Inspiration has been sought from Sámi people's … read more

  18. A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all. This 30-minute high-intensity workout will … read more

  19. Live, from our Showboat is renowned Cuban pianist Miguel de Armas whose rich and sophisticated musical heritage, gleaned over many years of study, performance and … read more

  20. Let us provide the soundtrack as you walk, run, bike or rollerblade along the canal. Every Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon, members of the National Arts … read more

  21. GYROKINESIS® classes can be adapted to fit anyone's ability. People from all walks of life take GYROKINESIS®  classes, including accomplished … read more

  22. Fränder plays modern acoustic folk music forged in the deep forests of the North. With seductive harmonies, heavy grooves and mesmerizing energy the members … read more

  23. A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all. This 30-minute high-intensity workout will … read more

  24. The Lionyls are a four-piece Rock & Soul band based in Ottawa, Canada. Drawing upon the traditions of rhythm & blues, funk, soul and rock & roll, they … read more

  25. GYROKINESIS® classes can be adapted to fit anyone's ability. People from all walks of life take GYROKINESIS®  classes, including accomplished … read more

  26. Descended from a lineage of Malian griots, Djely Tapa offers a repertory suspended between Sahelian, blues and electro atmospheres. In a reflection of her own … read more

  27. A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all. This 30-minute high-intensity workout will … read more

  28. ¡Fiesta! – Let's celebrate! Join Flamenco en Rouge for a fascinating dive into the flamenco styles. In a noon hour concert, the group will explore … read more

  29. GYROKINESIS® classes can be adapted to fit anyone's ability. People from all walks of life take GYROKINESIS®  classes, including accomplished … read more

  30. Taking their name from the word for heart or soul in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, JUNO-Award winning OKAN fuses Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global … read more

  31. A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all. This 30-minute high-intensity workout will … read more

  32. GYROKINESIS® classes can be adapted to fit anyone's ability. People from all walks of life take GYROKINESIS®  classes, including accomplished … read more

  33. Whether on the street, the stage or in the studio, for Amai Kuda et Les Bois, music is about healing – the healing of the earth, our ancestors and ourselves. … read more

  34. A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all. This 30-minute high-intensity workout will … read more

  35. GYROKINESIS® classes can be adapted to fit anyone's ability. People from all walks of life take GYROKINESIS®  classes, including accomplished … read more

  36. As an award-winning singer, teacher of voice, and meditation, Aviva Chernick brings movement, song, and story to every offering. Aviva sings in Hebrew, Ladino, and … read more

  37. A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all. This 30-minute high-intensity workout will … read more

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