News Releases

  1. Alexander Shelley and Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra conclude critically acclaimed album series with fall festival and final release

    August 25, 2023

    Clara, Robert, Johannes: Romance and Counterpoint unites performances by Angela Hewitt, Stewart Goodyear, Yosuke Kawasaki and the NAC Orchestra of Clara’s Romances for violin and piano Op. 22 and rarely heard solo piano works alongside the fourth symphonies of Robert Schumann and Brahms. AUGUST 25, 2023 – OTTAWA – Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and its Music... Read more

  2. NAC Orchestra presents free Canada Day Concert with Alexander Shelley, Iskwē, Alex Hetherington, and YAO.

    June 20, 2023

    The Canada Day Concert will take place at Southam Hall on July 1st at 2:30pm. Admission is free. Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated Canada Day Concert, a showcase of exceptional musical talent by Canadian artists and composers. On July 1st, music director Alexander Shelley will lead the Orchestra in concert with singer-songwriter... Read more

  3. Celebrate National Indigenous History Month with the NAC

    May 29, 2023

    Learn, share, and amplify Indigenous voices, histories, and traditions May 29, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Join us for National Indigenous History Month throughout June, as we present a captivating series of events, workshops, and discussions and deepen our understanding and appreciation of Indigenous cultures. The NAC offers something for everyone, from opportunities to engage with... Read more

  4. Au jardin des Potiniers: Super-Intimate Show in the Form of a Visual Art Installation

    May 25, 2023

    On June 3 and 4, get into this tabletop theatre wordless experience addressed to the beauty and fragility of living things   May 25, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – As a conclusion to its 2022-2023 season, French Theatre presents Au jardin des Potiniers, a slightly Martian garden/show offering a total change of scene! Children are invited to find a spot under a curious... Read more

  5. Le partage: Yes, of course, but...

    May 10, 2023

    Autofiction in 3D written, directed and performed by Emmanuel Schwartz, presented at the NAC from May 18 to May 20 May 10, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – With Le partage, the second instalment of his trilogy Essais that began with L’exhibition, the incomparable Emmanuel Schwartz continues his exploration of the dramatic concept of “story... Read more

  6. Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer arrives at the NAC

    May 4, 2023

    Governor General’s Award-winning playwright and director Kevin Loring brings this biting satire to the stage May 4, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – In association with Theatre Calgary, the Belfry Theatre and Savage Society, NAC Indigenous Theatre is proud to welcome the relentlessly irreverent Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer in the Babs Asper Theatre from May 18 to 27,... Read more

  7. National Arts Centre mourns the loss of Gordon Lightfoot

    May 2, 2023

    OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre joins Canadians and music lovers around the globe in mourning the loss of Gordon Lightfoot. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Gordon Lightfoot, Canada's most legendary singer-songwriter,” said NAC President and CEO Christopher Deacon. “His music reflected the mood and spirit of a generation, and became the soundtrack of our... Read more

  8. The National Arts Centre Orchestra collaborates with Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to present Mozart's epic Don Giovanni

    April 25, 2023

    After a pause of more than four years, opera returns to the National Arts Centre on Thursday, June 15, and Saturday, June 17. April 25, 2023 – OTTAWA – In collaboration with the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the National Arts Centre (NAC) is proud to present the music of Mozart’s epic opera, Don Giovanni. Overflowing with comedy, tragedy, drama, and the supernatural, Don... Read more

  9. More than $21,000 awarded to young musicians at the 2023 NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition

    April 24, 2023

    Seventeen-year-old Franco-Ontarian violinist Justin Saulnier wins the Grand Prize April 24, 2023 – OTTAWA – On Sunday, April 23, a talented group of music students aged 16 to 26, with ties to the National Capital Region, competed for a chance to win prizes worth more than $21,000 in the 40th annual National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition. This year’s... Read more

  10. Cheryl Foggo’s Pioneer Love Story Heaven Closes out NAC English Theatre’s 2022-2023 Season

    April 21, 2023

    Cheryl Foggo’s Pioneer Love Story Heaven Closes out NAC English Theatre’s 2022-2023 Season   Revival of Citadel Theatre production marks the latest Black Theatre Workshop’s Co-Curation work with the NAC April 20, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – As Black pioneers fled the southern United States, Canadian settlements weren't just the last stop; they were considered... Read more