A truly unique space to pursue your talents and artistic aspirations. The Nepean Creative Arts Centre offers visual and performing arts classes taught by accomplished artists - painters, actors, filmmakers, writers, photographers, musicians - in custom studio spaces for participants of all levels of ability. Our goal is to provide an experience that enriches quality of life through art and culture. From preschool to adult, students experience a diversity of arts instruction.
The NCAC's arts-specific studios include music, dance and visual arts studios, a black box theatre and set construction workshop.
Arts-specific facilities include:
- high quality instruction
- specialized studios equipped for visual and performing arts
- dance studios with sprung floors, barres and floor-to-ceiling mirrors
- soundproofed music studios
- black box theatre
- natural lighting
- exhibition and performance opportunities
Our sister facility -The Nepean Visual Arts Centre offers programming in visual arts including pottery. The pottery studio includes a handbuilding studio, wheel room with 12 wheels including an accessible wheel and pottery technicians on site. Glazing and firing is also provided on site.
The NVAC NCAC Arts Guide
The NVAC NCAC Arts Guide is an excellent tool for you to get an inside view on the numerous programs and activities offered. Pick up a copy of the guide at a local recreation facility or client service centre. Request a copy of the guide and have it sent to you.
Note: Sprng Summer 2016 Registration begins: Online/Touch Tone 9 pm March 9. In person March 10 during business hours.
Find a full list of preschool, children, youth, family, and adult programs in the Recreation Guide.
Spring Summer 2016
Preschool - Arts Centres
Children - Arts Centres
Youth - Arts Centres
Family - Arts Centres
Adult - Arts Centres
Adults 50+ - Arts Centre
Community arts centres and schools also offer arts programs.
March Break and summer camps
Indulge your artistic side during March Break and Summer. View our Summer Arts Centre Camps! Request a copy of the guide and have it sent to you.
March Break registration begins:
January 13 online/touch tone - 9 pm
January 14 in person during business hours
Summer Camps registration begins:
March 9 online/touch tone - 9 pm
March 10 in person during business hours
Art is an amazing way to bond. Take some time to explore art together and create new memories!
Our inspiring one day workshops are the perfect fix for artists with busy schedules. Try something new this Spring with one of our workshops. These short-term commitments may just turn into a lifetime passion!
Arts centre courses are taught by artists. These teachers are specialists in their particular discipline or medium with fine arts degrees, exhibitions or performance experience to their credit. They bring such experience as a performance background with a professional dance company, symphony orchestra or jazz ensemble, or they may have published articles or books or have experience in spoken word performance. They may be professional actors or theatre technicians, painters, potters, singers and teachers.
Our partners deliver formal training in ballet and music.
Bells Corners Academy of Music, a non-profit and education registered music school provides musical activities that appeal to beginners, music enthusiasts and students preparing for a professional career in music. The school offers a broad selection of instrumental, vocal and theoretical courses, as well as ensemble playing, concert performance experience, and preparation for competitions and exams.
Les Petits Ballets, founded in 1976, is a registered non-profit organization run by a volunteer board of directors. Les Petits Ballets performs full-length ballets which blends professional guest dancers with young local talent. In association with the City of Ottawa, Les Petits Ballets offers recreational instruction in ballet and creative dance at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre and locations throughout Ottawa.
The NCAC studios are available for rental. We welcome meetings, workshops, rehearsals, performances and more. Our rooms are versatile and accommodating!
Dance studios are available for rehearsals, performances and workshops featuring sprung floors, floor to ceiling mirrors, and full sound systems.
Music studios are available for practice.
Black Box Theatre Studio
Compact and versatile black box space for workshops, dance recitals, and small scale theatre performances featuring:
- ramp and stairway entry
- paintable, moveable 12 foot flats
- stock lighting plot with 12 Fresnels,
- 14 Lekos, Smartfade lighting board
- sound system
- backstage space
- dressing rooms
- green room
- seating for approximately 70
A large recital hall for workshops, rehearsals, and recitals.
- Yamaha baby grand piano
- acoustically treated hall
- new flooring
- seating for approximately 90
Set Construction Shop
The centre has a large workshop for building and painting set pieces and props. Bring your own tools and materials.
A large studio for meetings, workshops, rehearsals featuring:
- mirrored wall
- natural light
- polished floors
- seating for approximately 50
Parties – Visual or Performing Arts
Interested in hosting an arts workshop or party for your friends, organization or team? The arts centres are able to help coordinate space and schedule an arts instructor. Contact us for more information.
Nepean Visual Arts Centre (NVAC) 613-580-2424 ext. 46652
Nepean Creative Arts Centre (NCAC) 613-596-5783