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Stage Series

Indigenous arts Music Theatre Dance Summer events

This summer, our stages are hosting shows for every type of audience.  

Take a seat in Southam Hall and sing along to beloved Broadway blockbusters. If you prefer something more intimate, settle into either the Babs Asper Theatre or the Fourth Stage. There you can connect with Canadian, Indigenous, Nordic and international artists and ensembles as they share their history, truth and powerful points of view.  

We promise you won’t be disappointed, no matter what you see.

Upcoming events

  1. A concert–performance like a bubble of freshness, a flash of spring in the heart of winter. … read more

  2. A concert–performance like a bubble of freshness, a flash of spring in the heart of winter. … read more

  3. Do you know Sarah Thawer? This Canadian drummer is a superstar, rocking out in live performances and in her YouTube videos! A born … read more

  4. Revel in the magnificent sounds of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in this vibrant summer concert! Known for his exuberantly creative compositions, Dinuk … read more

  5. In a spectacle of rhythmic explosions, Francisco, el Hombre has performed more than 700 concerts across America, including landmark festivals such as Rock in Rio, … read more

  6. There’s something about the summer that conjures up memories of summers past. Take a sonic journey through the warm nostalgia of the season, with the NAC … read more

  7. Connected by land, transformed by language, Diyet’s songs are natural, genuine, and a reminder to listen to the world around us. Diyet was born in a tent and … read more

  8. HAMILTON is  the  story  of  America's  Founding  Father  Alexander  Hamilton,  an  immigrant  from … read more

  9. Join tap dancer Travis Knights in an intimate musical journey through rhythm and song in Together Again: a full-bodied concert. Leave your preconceptions at the door … read more

  10. Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the … read more

  11. Sara’s concerts have been described as a journey through time and space and seizing an emotional response from audiences with her wide range of different … read more

  12. Eivør Pálsdóttir is an artist perfectly attuned to the wild vicissitudes of nature. The singer-songwriter grew up surrounded by a harsh, … read more

  13. This one-night only musical and literary celebration will feature the love and wisdom of Tomson Highway on piano plus a stellar gathering of guests … read more

  14. Josyara is considered as one of the most promising young musicians on the Brazilian scene. Born in the city of Juazeiro, the Bahian singer, producer, songwriter, and … read more

  15. Notre Dame de Paris, Luc Plamondon and Richard Cocciante's highly successful musical based on Victor Hugo's eponymous novel (The Hunchback of Notre Dame in … read more

  16. Born from the mines on both sides of the Atlantic, Flamenco en Rouge’s multimedia production, Tierras oscurras combines story and archival photographs with the … read more

  17. Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about … read more

  18. In a program that pays homage to the company’s 50-years of dance and at the same time acts as a springboard for new artistic vision; Ballets Jazz … read more

  19. Kolonien is a four-member family band from Sweden, reinventing their roots with rich vocal harmonies, and fierce melodies and rhythms. Fiddle-star Anna Möller … read more

  20. Recognized as an artist of caliber with a commitment to preserve her cultural heritage through a rich repertoire of classical Arabic music, Nidal Ibourk presents a … read more

  21. The vinyl artwork for Metric’s new album, Formentera, includes a motto that sums up the past few years: This Is What Happened. It’s an understatement … read more

  22. The romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is at home in Ottawa at last! This dazzling show will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire … read more