National Arts Centre

Caroline Ohrt, Executive Producer, Dance

1 Elgin Street
P.O. Box 1534, Station B
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5W1
The NAC is located in the National Capital Region on the unceded territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation.

Tel: (343) 588-0574
Fax: (613) 943-1401

RUBBERBAND "Reckless Underdog", performer Daniela Jezerinac. Photo: Marie-Noël Pilon. Lantern photo: Greg MacKay

The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. It encompasses four venues: Southam Hall (1,975 seats), Babs Asper Theatre (897 seats), Azrieli Studio (300 seats) and Fourth Stage (150 seats). 

The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams—the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety—and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada. 

The NAC collaborates with Canadian artists and arts organizations to help create a national stage for the performing arts, and acts as a catalyst for performance, creation and learning across the country. Its National Creation Fund invests every year in ambitious new works by Canadian artists and arts organizations. Its Art Alive offers learning and engagement activities, both virtual and in-person, including workshops for students, free resources for educators and teaching artists, and serves communities across the country. The Professional Development Program offers apprenticeships, mentorships and intensives for artists and arts professionals. 

The NAC is a pioneer in new media, showcasing the performing arts across the country through the Kipnes Lantern, the largest transparent LED installation in North America; using technology to teach students and young artists around the globe; and creating top-rated podcasts. 

NAC Dance is an important co-producer of new Canadian and international choreography, having partnered in the creation of well over 100 works. It enjoys long associations with numerous artists and is committed to supporting the creation, development and dissemination of new Canadian dance works both within and beyond its borders.

NAC Dance presents a full season from September to May that balances Canadian and international works in the NAC’s three main venues, as well as with community partners, and programs one to three years in advance.