October 22, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

News Releases

  1. Cathy Levy's Tenure as NAC Dance Executive Producer to End December 31, 2022

    November 30, 2021

    Exceptional Artistic Leader Has Had Enormous Influence on Dance in Canada The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced that Cathy Levy has chosen to end her tenure as Executive Producer of NAC Dance on December 31, 2022. Ms. Levy will program the 2022–2023 and 2023-2024 Dance seasons, and she will stay on in a temporary position until Spring 2023 to oversee the completion of select dance... Read more

  2. NUTCRACKER DELIVERS LONG-AWAITED HOLIDAY MAGIC!

    November 23, 2021

    Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents a Canadian-themed version of the timeless story of Nutcracker November 23, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Dance is thrilled to bring back to audiences of all ages the timeless story of the Nutcracker, to open NAC’s Holiday Season! From December 3-5, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) returns to the National Arts Centre’s... Read more

  3. CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA PRESENTS U.S. PREMIERE OF SYMPHONY NO. 13 BY PHILIP GLASS AT CARNEGIE HALL IN APRIL 2022

    November 18, 2021

    Glass Symphony Commissioned by NACO on the theme Truth in Our Time as a Tribute to Canadian Journalist and ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings. NOVEMBER 18, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) has announced that its Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Alexander Shelley, will perform in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on 05 April... Read more

  4. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AND THE GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF TELEVISION SPECIAL ON CBC/RADIO CANADA

    November 16, 2021

    Star-studded lineup includes Lorne Cardinal, Elisapie, Pura Fé, David Henry Hwang, Hugh Jackman, Blake Lively, Karen Kain, Tina Keeper, Dan Levy, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Annie Murphy, Steven Page, Cobie Smulders, and many more NOVEMBER 16, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre (NAC), in... Read more

  5. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES WINTER PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON

    October 26, 2021

    THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES WINTER PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON Tickets for shows running from December through winter go on sale October 28    OCTOBER 26, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – After successfully re-opening for in-person performances over the fall, the National Arts Centre announced today that more dynamic and diverse programming, including... Read more

  6. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE MOURNS THE LOSS OF MARTHA HENRY

    October 21, 2021

    Statement October 21, 2021 – OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre mourns the loss of Martha Henry, one of the greatest actors this country has ever known. Ms. Henry was best known for her extraordinary performances at the Stratford Festival, her theatrical home for a remarkable 47 seasons. As the Festival noted today, she was “a leading light in a generation focused on building a... Read more

  7. Caroline Laurin-Beaucage's REBO(U)ND to dazzle Ottawa!

    October 14, 2021

    NAC Dance brings its programming to the audience! From October 18 to 31, you can witness REBO(U)ND, an eight-minute visual masterpiece by Quebec artist and choreographer Caroline Laurin-Beaucage, on the Kipnes Lantern. REBO(U)ND is an evocative visual experience of haunting beauty, embodying the sensations of abandon and liberty evoked by dance. “I’m thrilled to invite audiences to... Read more

  8. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE BRINGS CANADIAN PERFORMING ARTISTS TO EXPO 2020 DUBAI

    September 28, 2021

    A dynamic and diverse lineup notably features Dominique Fils-Aimé, Jill Barber, Celeigh Cardinal, RIIT, Dancers of Damelahamid, Beòlach and Les Grands Hurleurs September 28, 2021 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre (NAC) is collaborating with Global Affairs Canada to present a broad spectrum of Canada’s performing arts at Expo 2020 Dubai, taking... Read more

  9. The National Arts Centre Brings Canadian Performing Artists to Expo

    September 28, 2021

    A dynamic and diverse lineup notably features Dominique Fils-Aimé, Jill Barber, Celeigh Cardinal, RIIT, Dancers of Damelahamid, Beòlach and Les Grands Hurleurs The National Arts Centre (NAC) is collaborating with Global Affairs Canada to present a broad spectrum of Canada’s performing arts at Expo 2020 Dubai, taking place in the United Arab Emirates from October 1, 2021, to... Read more

  10. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE LAUNCHES ARTS ALIVE, THE RENEWED AND REINVIGORATED ARTS LEARNING PLATFORM

    August 24, 2021

    Arts Alive features innovative digital and in-person programming for students, teachers, families, pre-professional artists, and arts lovers   AUGUST 24, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre today launched Arts Alive, a renewed and reinvigorated platform for arts learning, ushering in a new era of engagement in the performing arts. Arts Alive will be an invaluable... Read more

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