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OAW 2017 National Arts Centre Renewal Tour

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

Two projects are taking place:

A $110.5 million Architectural Rejuvenation Project, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, will re-orient 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 to refurbish the NAC’s performance halls and production facilities kicked off 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 covers 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.

While work is still underway to complete this incredible transformation, the OAW team has partnered with NAC to bring you a rare behind the scenes tour and preview of the exciting upcoming changes.

Please join, Alicia Phinney, the Project Manager for the Architectural Rejuvenation Project, and Alex Gazale, the Project Manager for the Production Renewal Project, who will be happy to share their knowledge and experience while touring the new NAC.

Tour space is limited, please register to ensure your spot.


Date Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time 5:00 pm
Location National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin St., Ottawa
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