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  1. CELEBRATING CANADIAN TALENT: 2024 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS LAUREATES ANNOUNCED

    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. 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

  3. 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

  4. Jayne Watson to Step Down as CEO of the National Arts Centre Foundation on May 31, 2023

    February 9, 2023

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced that Jayne Watson will step down as CEO of the National Arts Centre Foundation on May 31, 2023. Jayne Watson joined the NAC in 2001, serving as Director of Communications and Public Affairs until 2009 before she was appointed CEO of the Foundation. Under her leadership, the Foundation set new fundraising records – more than $125 million since... Read more

  5. A SUCCESSFUL COMEBACK FOR THE ANNUAL NAC GALA: $1 MILLION RAISED FOR THE NEW ADRIAN BURNS FUND

    November 5, 2022

    A SUCCESSFUL COMEBACK FOR THE ANNUAL NAC GALA: $1 MILLION RAISED FOR THE NEW ADRIAN BURNS FUND The NAC’s first fundraising evening in three years highlighted the importance of women leaders in the arts, and these donations will support their creativity. November 5, 2022 – OTTAWA (Canada) — Tonight, at the 2022 edition of its annual Gala, featuring Canadian... Read more

  6. STAGE ADAPTATION OF THE ICONIC CANADIAN NOVEL FALL ON YOUR KNEES TO PREMIERE IN 2023

    March 3, 2022

    News Release STAGE ADAPTATION OF THE ICONIC CANADIAN NOVEL FALL ON YOUR KNEES TO PREMIERE IN 2023 Five theatre companies partner to bring production based on Ann-Marie MacDonald’s internationally acclaimed novel to four cities March 3, 2022 – OTTAWA – National Arts Centre English Theatre, Vita Brevis Arts, Canadian Stage (Toronto), Neptune Theatre (Halifax) and Grand Theatre... Read more

  7. MORE THAN $21,000 AWARDED TO YOUNG MUSICIANS AT THE 2021 NAC ORCHESTRA VIRTUAL BURSARY COMPETITION

    May 31, 2021

    On Saturday, May 29, at 2 p.m., music students aged 16-27 from 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. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition was postponed to 2021 when it was held in a virtual format for the very first time. This year’s winners are:... Read more

  8. National Arts Centre November Lineup Includes Livestreamed Performances From Venues Across Canada

    November 3, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced its November lineup of live and online performances and events. This month features many livestreamed shows from the NAC in Ottawa, as well as from venues around the country. The NAC began a gradual return to live performances on its stages in early September, closely following public health guidelines. For now, audiences can watch... Read more

  9. October Lineup Includes Dance, Theatre, Emerging Popular Music and the Return of the NAC Orchestra to Southam Hall

    September 29, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced its October lineup of live and online performances and events. The NAC began a gradual return to live shows on September 11. Due to ongoing public health guidelines, performances take place in front of small audiences. With the exception of the French Theatre performances of Les louves (see below), no tickets will be sold to the public, who are... Read more

  10. National Arts Centre Announces a Gradual Return to Live Performances and a Continuation of Online Programming this Fall

    September 8, 2020

    The National Arts Centre (NAC) today unveiled details of its exciting September artistic lineup, which includes a gradual return to live performances in front of small audiences at the NAC and across Canada, as well as new online offerings.  Live shows get underway Friday September 11 at the NAC. They will take place in front of small, invited audiences due to the... Read more