News Releases

  1. NAC Celebrates National Indigenous History Month with a Vibrant Array of Events

    May 29, 2024

    Experience Indigenous artistry in all its forms, including comedy, theatre, markets and more May 29, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – This National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day, the NAC celebrates the strength and resilience of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation, their people, cultures, and perspectives. Throughout June, we feature Indigenous... Read more

  2. 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

  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. Sarah Conn Appointed Artistic Producer of the NAC’s National Creation Fund

    January 11, 2024

    The National Arts Centre today announced that Sarah Conn has been appointed Artistic Producer of the NAC’s National Creation Fund, effective immediately.  One of the NAC’s major national initiatives, the National Creation Fund invests up to 2 million dollars a year in the development of compelling new creations in the performing arts.  Fuelled by donors, the Fund has... Read more

  5. Margo Kane Receives National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

    November 6, 2023

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is pleased to announce that Margo Kane has been awarded the 2023 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring.  Ms. Kane is being recognized for her lifelong commitment to creating new performance and touring opportunities for Indigenous artists and companies, and the development of Indigenous touring networks in Canada and abroad. ... Read more

  6. 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

  7. Call for Nominations_NAC Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

    September 11, 2023

    The National Arts Centre and the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) are once again extending a call for nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 29, 2023. The National Arts Centre award will be presented at a special event during CAPACOA’s annual conference, which takes place from... Read more


    September 7, 2023

    The NAC Unveils its Vision, Values and Strategic Goals, along with Actions Plans on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Environmental Sustainability  SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 – OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre, led by President and CEO Christopher Deacon, today unveiled its 2023–2026 Strategic Plan, The Journey Ahead. It details how the NAC will continue to work with... Read more

  9. The NAC celebrates 25 years of the annual Gala with soprano Renée Fleming and the NAC Orchestra

    August 24, 2023

    The 2023 edition is a musical and celebratory tribute to philanthropists Janice and Earle O’Born.   OTTAWA, Canada, August 24, 2023 — World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming will headline the 25th NAC Gala on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, in Southam Hall. For the first time since 2013, she will share the stage with... Read more

  10. Kevin Loring’s Tenure as NAC Indigenous Theatre Artistic Director Renewed for Four Years Until 2026-2027

    May 9, 2023

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) is proud to announce that Kevin Loring’s tenure as NAC Indigenous Theatre Artistic Director has been renewed for four years, from September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2027. Since taking on the position in 2017 and launching the inaugural season of Indigenous Theatre in 2019-2020, Kevin Loring has programmed bold and ambitious artistic works “with one foot in... Read more