News Releases

  1. Together under the sun: Spend your summer with us at the National Arts Centre

    April 9, 2024

    Introducing the NAC's third summer programming season with exciting new offerings   April 9, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The NAC welcomes locals and visitors alike to gather 'Together under the Sun' from July 2nd to August 30th, 2024, for its third summer programming season.   Visitors are invited to enjoy interactive exhibits, music, dance, and theatre... Read more

  2. More than $24,000 awarded to young musicians at the 2024 NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition

    April 8, 2024

    24-year-old oboist Luca Ortolani wins the Grand Prize April 8, 2024 – OTTAWA – On Sunday, April 7, a talented group of music students aged 16 to 26, each with ties to the National Capital Region, competed for a chance to win prizes worth more than $24,000 in the 43rd annual National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition. This year’s Bursary winners are: 2024 NAC... Read more

  3. General Audition Notice: Indigenous Theatre, National Arts Centre

    April 3, 2024

    ABOUT The Indigenous Theatre department within the National Arts Centre was created to develop, nurture, and showcase Indigenous stories at community, national and international levels. Our mission is to honour our storytellers and thereby aid in the retention, resurgence and resilience of the multiple and diverse Indigenous cultures of this land. NAC Indigenous Theatre’s Artistic... Read more

  4. Resilience and Laughter Unite in Michelle Thrush’s Inner Elder

    March 28, 2024

    Gemini Award-winner Michelle Thrush unveils her life with remarkable honesty and humour in her one-woman show March 28, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Michelle Thrush’s Inner Elder is set to grace the Azrieli Studio stage at the National Arts Centre from April 11-13, finally coming to fruition after its initial scheduling challenges. Originally slated for the 2019-2020 debut season of... Read more


    February 22, 2024

    NEWS RELEASE CELEBRATING CANADIAN TALENT: 2024 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS LAUREATES ANNOUNCED OTTAWA, February 22, 2024 – The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts. The laureates of the 2024 Governor General’s Performing Arts... Read more

  6. Vástádus eana / The answer is land Takes Centre Stage at the National Arts Centre

    February 20, 2024

    Choreographer Elle Sofe Sara presents the transient beauty of Indigenous Sámi culture through dance, music, and joik February 20, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – NAC Dance and Indigenous Theatre have joined forces to present Vástádus eana / The answer is land, a production by Sámi choreographer Elle Sofe Sara. The company will grace the Babs Asper Theatre... Read more

  7. Two Orchestras, One Symphony: A Groundbreaking Tour and Recording Project Celebrating Late Composer Jacques Hétu

    February 13, 2024

    Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and Orchestre symphonique de Québec unite on stage to present concerts featuring Canadian piano sensation Kevin Chen and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir  February 13th, 2024 – OTTAWA – Under the direction of Music Director Alexander Shelley, the National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) and the Orchestre symphonique de... Read more

  8. Truth in Our Time: Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra and Alexander Shelley present the world premiere recording of Philip Glass's Symphony No. 13

    February 9, 2024

    Truth in Our Time complements American minimalist’s new symphony with compelling programming including Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, Korngold’s Violin Concerto, featuring James Ehnes, and potent contemporary works by Nicole Lizée and Yao   "The concert was as much a capsule presentation of the orchestra as an institution as well as a performing ensemble.... Read more

  9. The National Arts Centre returns to the Salon du livre de l'Outaouais

    February 7, 2024

    Many exciting activities are on the docket for 2024   February 7, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The NAC is pleased to be partnering with the Salon du livre de l’Outaouais for the first time since 2020, when the pandemic forced the collaboration to be put on hold. There’s a full schedule of events planned for this important cultural landmark, which will be taking... Read more

  10. Call for Applications: National Arts Centre Orchestra Announces New Resident Conductor Program

    February 1, 2024

    Canadian, early-career professional conductors are invited to apply by March 7  February 1, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) is expanding its suite of professional development programs with the announcement of a new Resident Conductor Program.  The new two-year position, commencing at the start of NACO’s 2024-25 season, provides... Read more

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