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Nepean Creative Arts Centre

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.

Location and Contact

35 Stafford Road
Ottawa, ON

613-596-5783

Hours of Operation

Holiday Hours

  • December 21, 8:30 am to 4 pm
  • December 22 to January 1, closed

September to June

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

July and August

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm
  • ​Closed Saturday and Sunday

Please call the centre for evening hours.

Rentals

About

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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.

Classes and camps

Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 Arts Guide

Arts Guide 2018-19

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 or request a copy of the guide and have it sent to you.

Find a full list of programs under the Arts Centre section in the Recreation Guide.

Gift Certificates

Make Memories - Give the gift of art this holiday season.

Workshops

Try something new with one of our workshops. These short-term commitments may just turn into a lifetime passion. Workshops offer creative and visual hands-on programming for all levels and ages alike.

Children and youth

Family

Accessibility

The accessibility features of this facility are detailed below. While the City of Ottawa is constantly working to improve access, please note that not all parts of every facility are necessarily 'accessible for all' as facilities were built to meet accessibility standards of their time.

Parking

  • 4 designated accessible parking space
  • 10 metres from parking space to the door

Entrance/Exit

  • 10 accessible entrances
  • Ramp
  • Wide door (with power door opener) for wheelchair passage
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator

Interior

  • Reception desks
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair
  • Swipe access
  • Low pile carpet
  • Lowered drinking fountains

Signage

  • Tactile signage
  • High contrast signage

Washrooms

  • Washroom with power door opener
  • Lowered sink counters

Learn more about special needs and accessible services.