News Releases


    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Frances Končan's Women of the Fur Trade Flips the Script of Conventional Tales

    January 9, 2024

    Lively Historical Satire Launches at the NAC in a Sold-Out Co-Production with the Great Canadian Theatre Company and Native Earth Performing Arts JANUARY 9, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Francis Končan’s Women of the Fur Trade is a comedic and playful look at Canadian history, re-examining the narratives of Treaty 1 territory, the fur trade era, and the building of a new nation... Read more

  5. The layers and colours of an important Canadian painter's life

    December 14, 2023

    NAC French Theatre ends 2023 in style with Le projet Riopelle   Decembre 14, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Hailed by critics in Montreal and Quebec City, Le projet Riopelle, a biography in living canvases by Robert Lepage / Ex Machina, hits the stage tonight in Ottawa for four performances. Sold-out for months in advance, the show is part of a series of activities... Read more

  6. Quand tu me regardes: A theatrical dance with endless play possibilities

    December 11, 2023

    NAC French Theatre’s Enfance/jeunesse series continues with a mobile ball that will remind the whole family of the beauty of being oneself   December 11, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – What’s better, amid the frenzy of December, than taking some time off to dream together? Quand tu me regardes [When you look at me] unleashes vibrating bodies and... Read more

  7. Get Ready for a Breakout Hit! Showstopping Musical Prison Dancer takes over the NAC in November

    November 9, 2023

    GET READY FOR A BREAKOUT HIT! SHOWSTOPPING MUSICAL PRISON DANCER TAKES OVER THE NAC IN NOVEMBER   All-Filipino musical marks Nina Lee Aquino’s first directed production as Artistic Director November 9, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada). In 2007, a video featuring 1,500 inmates in a Filipino prison dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller was uploaded to YouTube, quickly becoming one of... Read more

  8. NAC French Theatre launches 2024 Collective activities and presents Le virus et la proie

    November 6, 2023

    In November, NAC French Theatre tackles politics in all its expressions and contradictions   November 6, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – With the 2023–24 season well underway, NAC French Theatre is preparing to present the Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental’s production of Le virus et la proie (“the virus and the prey”) and... Read more

  9. NAC GALA : Celebrating Arts Education in Canada Over the Past 25 years

    November 1, 2023

    The NAC Gala in support of the National Youth and Education Trust has raised over $15 million through the years. November 1, 2023 – OTTAWA, Canada — This evening, on the occasion of its 2023 Gala featuring world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming, the National Arts Centre (NAC) and its orchestra, led by Music Director Alexander Shelley,... Read more

  10. Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young’s Highly Anticipated New Work Comes to the NAC

    October 24, 2023

    Assembly Hall, a Kidd Pivot Production, is a brilliantly orchestrated hybrid of dance and theatre October 24, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Sure to be a hot ticket this season, Assembly Hall comes to Babs Asper Theatre from November 2 to 4. From the team that created the ground-breaking, award-winning productions of Revisor and Betroffenheit — which The Guardian hailed as “the... Read more