September 2, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Learn and Engage

The National Arts Centre's Arts Alive provides outstanding programming and resources to help young people engage in the arts, including many free resources. Virtual workshops and performances from inspiring Canadian artists, pre-professional artist training and engaging free resources - it's all here. Whether you are in the classroom, at home with children, or preparing for a professional career as an artist, the National Arts Centre can help you bring the performing arts alive.

Current Programs

  • L’École à l’œuvre : La boîte-paysage

    Artist residency with Marie-Eve Fontaine

      4e à la 8e année Ages 10-14

    Receive an artist in residence in your classroom!  The imagination knows no bounds. With it, we explore, we invent, we fly away, we solve, we dream. Imagination allows us to escape the boundaries of … read more

  • Kaléidoscope

    Performance/Workshop (in schoolyards!)

      Preschool to Grade 3 (also suitable for Grades 4 & 5) Ages 4-10

    Things are happening on the playground!  It’s recess time with the Bouge de là company, which offers a lively dance-theatre show specially designed for the school playground. Four … read more

  • Petite Sorcière

    Podcast & philosophy workshop

      Grade 1 to 6 Ages 6-12

    PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP  After listening to the podcast, students participate in a virtual workshop on the main philosophical concepts in the story of Petite Sorcière. Actor … read more

  • View more programs on Arts Alive

NAC French Theatre’s Cahiers

Dive into our revamped version of NAC French Theatre’s Cahiers! Discover texts that delve into our season’s theatrical productions and explore what makes each of them distinct and extraordinary. All whims are allowed, if not encouraged – bifurcate, jump ahead a section, or flip back to a part you skipped! You can also get a printed copy of Cahiers in the lobby at every NAC French Theatre performance.

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