News Releases

  1. NAC FRENCH THEATRE TO WELCOME MICHEL TREMBLAY IN NOVEMBER!

    November 3, 2022

    The renowned Quebec playwright will present his latest play, Cher Tchekhov, and meet the public Ottawa, November 3, 2022 – NAC French Theatre presents Cher Tchekhov, the latest play by Quebec writer Michel Tremblay. Directed by Serge Denoncourt and featuring a top-notch cast, this Théâtre du Nouveau Monde production will run from... Read more

  2. STATEMENT: NAC flags Fly at Half-mast in Honour of Legendary Theatre Director André Brassard

    October 12, 2022

    It was with great sadness that the National Arts Centre (NAC) learned of the death of theatre legend André Brassard, who served as artistic director of the NAC's French Theatre from 1982 to 1990. Unparalleled stage director, tireless champion of local and international authors, and dedicated teacher, André Brassard played a central role in Quebec’s theatre community... Read more

  3. MORE PROGRAMMING DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON

    October 4, 2022

    NEWS RELEASE    MORE PROGRAMMING DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON   Extraordinary and diverse offerings in theatre, music and dance is now available for all audiences to enjoy    OCTOBER 4, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – The National Arts Centre today announced additional programming in music, theatre and dance for the... Read more

  4. THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON

    May 17, 2022

    News Release THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S 2022-2023 SEASON    Experience the excitement as music, dance and theatre fill all four stages MAY 17, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – As audiences return to the National Arts Centre’s performance halls, and with the ever-growing buzz around live performances, the NAC’s programming departments are... Read more

  5. NAC FRENCH THEATRE: GET A FRONT-ROW SEAT FOR MANI SOLEYMANLOU’S FIRST SEASON AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

    May 17, 2022

    The 2022–2023 season promises to get off to a strong start and will keep the momentum going with standout productions we can’t wait to show you Ottawa, May 10, 2022 – Mani Soleymanlou’s first season is an outstretched hand. At the helm of NAC French Theatre since September 2021, he is eager to reconnect with audiences, especially after two challenging... Read more

  6. UN. DEUX. TROIS.: Mani Soleymanlou’s great cycle of identity returns to the stage!

    April 4, 2022

    Ottawa, April 4, 2022 —To launch his first season as Artistic Director of French Theatre, Mani Soleymanlou has surrounded himself with some 40 Francophone performers from across Canada to revisit his plays Un, Deux and Trois, which he has brought together in a single show entitled Un. Deux. Trois. It’s no secret: Mani Soleymanlou loves numbers. After... Read more

  7. A DIFFERENT FORMAT FOR THE BIG BANG FESTIVAL

    February 19, 2022

    Ottawa, January 19, 2022 – In light of the current health situation, the BIG BANG festival will be going digital with part of its scheduled programming on February 19 and 20. It is with regret that the National Arts Centre team has made the decision not to hold in-person performances for this annual family sound adventure. The entire team is currently working to reschedule the... Read more

  8. News Release: The National Arts Centre Offers more Music, Dance and Theatre to Live Audiences in 2022

    February 1, 2022

    THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE OFFERS MORE MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRE TO LIVE AUDIENCES IN 2022 The NAC continues to safely reawaken its halls and welcome back audiences amid evolving pandemic restrictions   February 1, 2022 – OTTAWA, CANADA – As ongoing restrictions in Ontario are updated to allow more in-person activities, the National Arts Centre (NAC) is preparing to... Read more

  9. A FOURTH BIG BANG FESTIVAL, IN SOUND AND IN PERSON, FOR THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

    December 8, 2021

    Ottawa, December 8, 2021 — Beat the drums and sound the trumpets: the BIG BANG is returning to the NAC, live and in colour! After an all-digital 2021 edition, the vibrant festival of sonic adventures for the whole family promises once again to fill every nook and cranny of the NAC with sound. “What a joy it is to welcome children and their families back to the... Read more

  10. THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES WINTER PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON

    October 26, 2021

    THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ANNOUNCES WINTER PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON Tickets for shows running from December through winter go on sale October 28    OCTOBER 26, 2021 – OTTAWA, CANADA – After successfully re-opening for in-person performances over the fall, the National Arts Centre announced today that more dynamic and diverse programming, including... Read more

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