News Releases

  1. Nuits claires from Vancouver to Caraquet: Twelve Canadian theatres to collaborate on an ambitious cumulative French language writing project

    June 11, 2024

    June 11, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre is proud to announce that Nuits claires, a major pan-Canadian project initiated by Mani Soleymanlou, artistic director of NAC French Theatre, and Cory Haas, artistic and managing director of Vancouver’s Théâtre la Seizième, will kick off in a few weeks. The year-long collective venture... Read more

  2. SCOOOOOTCH! at the NAC French Theatre will stick with you

    May 22, 2024

    A playful performance without words for children of ages 2 to 8   May 22, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The NAC French Theatre wraps up its 55th season with vibrant colours and a material as sticky as it is delightful: (recyclable) scotch tape! Conceived and directed by Amélie Poirier, SCOOOOOTCH! is produced by Synthèse additive,... Read more

  3. The National Arts Centre Unveils a Stirring New Season for 2024-2025

    May 8, 2024

    Get your calendars ready for an epic journey of stage performances and beyond.  MAY 9, 2024 – Ottawa, Canada – The National Arts Centre today revealed its programming for the 2024-2025 season. Building on the success of the current season featuring some of the most diverse and creative Canadian and international artists, the 2024-2025 season will take audiences on breathtaking... Read more

  4. 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

  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. 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

  8. Une petite fête: A Space for Freedom and Joyful Dissent

    October 16, 2023

    NAC French Theatre’s Enfance/jeunesse family series kicks off with festive chaos and a healthy dose of irreverence October 16, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – On October 28 and 29, two performers and a dynamic musician invite children ages 4 to 8—and perhaps their parents—to a secret party, a little mischievous, a little delirious; a party where mild delinquency... Read more

  9. L'ÉCOUTE D'UNE ÉMOTION: Waves of Desire and Radio

    September 25, 2023

    From October 11 to 14, the remarkable Larissa Corriveau delivers the story of an intense passion in the NAC Studio   September 25, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – After a collective work featuring nine young performers giving form to the invisible, French Theatre continues its “inner dive” with a production that explores the high stakes of... Read more

  10. L'OMBRE: "A Person Takes Flight..."

    September 14, 2023

    NAC French Theatre opens its 2023-2024 season with a tribute to imagination and freedom of thought   September 14, 2023 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Mani Soleymanlou’s second season at the helm of NAC French Theatre opens on September 28 with L’ombre [The Shadow], a collective creation by the 2023 Collective. Initiated by Soleymanlou,... Read more