FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

cNiagara producer

Opening its doors in 2015, The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre will be a 95,000 square foot academic and cultural complex comprised of four state-of-the-art performance venues: Partridge Hall, Cairns Recital Hall, Robertson Theatre and the Film Theatre. Future Brock University students taking programs facilitated through the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will benefit from two of the performance venues which will double as learning environments – Cairns Recital Hall and the Film Theatre. This Diamond + Schmitt designed facility will be located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines, on the corner of Carlisle and St. Paul streets, adjacent to the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is a vital component in the renaissance of St. Catharines, serving as the catalyst in thoroughly modernizing the area and reinforcing the brilliance of Niagara Region’s diverse cultural cluster. The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre will draw patrons, offer local arts groups unprecedented opportunities to practice and perform, and redefine the downtown core as a hotbed for culture and the arts. The local economy is poised to boom through attracting not only new visitors, but also new business development.

Upcoming Events

Finger Eleven/I Mother Earth

Lighthouse - 50th Anniversary Tour

Hear! Here! Niagara Music Series

Canadian Jazz All Stars

Inner Elder

Classic Albums Live - Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Djuki Mala

Choir! Choir! Choir!


Alicia Svigals - The Yellow Ticket

Things My Fore-Sisters Saw

Toronto Mass Choir & Ben Heppner

Ahuri Theatre - This is the Point

An Evening with Holly Cole

Tall Stories of England - Emily Brown and the Thing

Theatre Works USA - Pete the Cat

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba - Cuba Vibra!

Gowan - Return of the Strange Animal

Birdman LIVE

Roch Voisine

Murphy's Celtic Legacy

Girls Nite Out

The Robert Cray Band

Essential Collective Theatre - The Team

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Lisa Brokop presents: Legendary Ladies of Country

Just For Laughs Road Show

Carousel Players - The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito

Classic Albums Live - Prince: Purple Rain

Kid Koala's Satellite Concert

Lisa Fischer

Art of Time Ensemble  - Doghouse Roses