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Magic of the NAC (Tour 1)

  • National Arts Centre 1 Elgin Street Ottawa, ON, K1P 5W1 Canada (map)

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We just can’t get enough of the National Arts Centre, and this year, yet again are offering a comprehensive tour of this marvellous facility.

From the hosts:

National Arts Centre is Canada’s only bilingual, multi-disciplinary performing arts centre, and a centennial project that first opened its doors in 1969.

Two projects have taken place here:

A $110.5 million Architectural Rejuvenation Project, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, re-oriented the NAC to the Nation’s Capital with a stunning new entrance on Elgin Street, and includes a transparent lobby and atrium that are fully accessible, as well as new spaces for education and performance.

And the $114.9 million Production Renewal Project refurbished the NAC’s performance halls and production facilities starting with a major renovation of Southam Hall in the summer of 2016. The project included the addition of mid aisles and a cross aisle that greatly increase accessibility; new hardwood flooring that has improved sound; comfortable new seats; and some important production upgrades.

This historic project covered 100,000 square feet, including fully accessible, animated, programmable cultural space, anchored by a three-storey digital lantern that projects inspiring imagery of performances from across Canada.


National Arts Centre

The National Arts Centre collaborates with artists and arts organizations across Canada to help create a national stage for the performing arts, and acts as a catalyst for performance, creation and learning across the country. A home for Canada’s most creative artists, the NAC strives to be artistically adventurous in each of its programming streams – the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English and French Theatre, as well as the Scene festivals and NAC Presents, which showcase established and emerging Canadian artists. The organization is at the forefront of youth and educational activities, offering artist training, programs for children and youth, and resources for teachers in communities across Canada. The NAC is also a pioneer in new media, using technology to teach students and young artists around the globe, by creating top-rated podcasts, and providing a wide range of NACO concerts on demand. — NAC

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Earlier Event: October 1
Wander Passive House
Later Event: October 1
Movie night (double bill)