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  1. SPEND YOUR CANADA DAY WITH US: FREE ACTIVITIES ARE BACK IN-PERSON AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    June 27, 2022

    June 27, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Ottawa residents and visitors are invited to mark Canada Day at the NAC on Friday July 1st, with a vast range of free activities including music, dance, and a sound and kinetic textile installation. You can start your day at the Glass Thorsteinson Staircase with a Movement in Meditation class at 10 am and keep moving throughout the day at Peter A.... Read more

  2. INDIGENOUS THEATRE CELEBRATES AND HONOURS NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH AND BEYOND

    May 30, 2022

    Indigenous Theatre offers a mix of virtual and in-person programming starting June 1st May 30th, 2022– OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Indigenous Theatre is presenting a full month of programming this June for National Indigenous History Month (NIHM). Here are some program highlights: For the first time since 2019, the Indigenous Art Market will be in-person, Sunday June 12th from 10am to 5pm!... Read more

  3. HEATHER MOORE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE NATIONAL CREATION FUND, TO STEP DOWN IN JUNE 2022

    May 25, 2022

    Highly respected artistic leader championed thousands of Canadian artists from across Canada May 25, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – After a long and highly successful career in the performing arts, Heather Moore, Executive Producer of the National Creation Fund, will retire from the National Arts Centre on June 3, 2022. “Heather Moore has had a profound impact on the National Arts... Read more

  4. THE NAC WILL KICK OFF SUMMER WITH A BIG BANG: A CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL TO DELIGHT YOUNG AND OLD

    May 24, 2022

    News Release Summer edition to be presented over the Canada Day long weekend Ottawa, May 24, 2022 – On July 2 and 3, the sound of children’s laughter will echo through the National Arts Centre (NAC) during the BIG BANG Festival, an all-music event dedicated to youth. Forced to go digital last February, the popular sound adventure is back for 2022 (take 2) in a live... Read more

  5. ALEXINA LOUIE TO MENTOR CHRISTOPHER GODDARD IN 2022 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

    May 19, 2022

    MAY 19, 2022, OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is delighted to announce that renowned composer Alexina Louie has chosen to mentor composer and pianist Christopher Goddard through the 2022 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program. Made possible with support from The Keg Spirit Foundation, the program allows past recipients of the Governor... Read more

  6. THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON

    May 17, 2022

    News Release THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON    Experience the excitement as music, dance and theatre fill all four stages MAY 17, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – As audiences return to the National Arts Centre’s performance halls, and with the ever-growing buzz around live performances, the NAC’s programming departments are... Read more

  7. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA 2022-2023 SEASON PRESENTS MORE THAN 100 CONCERTS

    May 17, 2022

    The NAC Orchestra (NACO) and Music Director Alexander Shelley welcome you back to Southam Hall for our 2022-2023 season   Ottawa, May 17, 2022 – Experience the transformative energy of orchestral music, with over 100 concerts to choose from across the season, with programs that celebrate, empower, and inspire. “The history of music is full of collaborations between artists who... Read more

  8. POPULAR MUSIC & VARIETY SEASON 2022-23!

    May 17, 2022

    The Sheepdogs, Black Umfolosi, Ariane Moffat, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas with the NAC Orchestra, Tanika Charles and more! May 17, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) The 2022-23 Popular Music & Variety season is back with a full lineup and the halls at full capacity! We’re kicking off the season celebrating the life and work of Buffy Sainte-Marie with a... Read more

  9. NAC INDIGENOUS THEATRE BRINGS PERFORMANCES FROM TURTLE ISLAND AND AROUND THE WORLD TO THE STAGE IN 2022-2023

    May 17, 2022

    The season will feature a show from the other side of the globe alongside productions from the North, the Prairies, and the West Coast  May 17, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre welcomes you back this fall with an uplifting and inspiring third season including co-productions with NAC’s French and English Theatres. The 2022-2023... Read more

  10. NAC FRENCH THEATRE: GET A FRONT-ROW SEAT FOR MANI SOLEYMANLOU’S FIRST SEASON AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

    May 17, 2022

    The 2022–2023 season promises to get off to a strong start and will keep the momentum going with standout productions we can’t wait to show you Ottawa, May 10, 2022 – Mani Soleymanlou’s first season is an outstretched hand. At the helm of NAC French Theatre since September 2021, he is eager to reconnect with audiences, especially after two challenging... Read more

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