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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

Mînowin by The Dancers of Damelahamid | At FirstOntario PAC

Jeremy Dutcher | At FirstOntario PAC

Essential Collective Theatre: East of Berlin | At FirstOntario PAC

Sloan | At FirstOntario PAC

Gord’s Legacy: Walking the Path of Reconciliation | At FirstOntario PAC

Hear! Here! Niagara Music Series | At FirstOntario PAC

Bruce Cockburn | At FirstOntario PAC

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox | At FirstOntario PAC

Manteca | At FirstOntario PAC

Whitehorse | At FirstOntario PAC

Juliet & Romeo - Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

C is for Celebration - Sesame Street | At FirstOntario PAC

The Legendary Downchild Blues Band - 50th Anniversary Tour | At FirstOntario PAC

HUFF by Cliff Cardinal

The Rheostatics | At FirstOntario PAC

Classic Albums Live: The Beatles | At FirstOntario PAC

The Men of the Deeps - Christmas in the Mine | At FirstOntario PAC

An Evening of Comedy with Elvira Kurt | At FirstOntario PAC

Aunt Agnes for Christmas - Foster Festival | At FirstOntario PAC

Lee Rocker | At FirstOntario PAC

Maceo Parker | At FirstOntario PAC

The Music of a Charlie Brown Christmas | At FirstOntario PAC

John McDermott | At FirstOntario PAC

Sing-a-Long Sound of Music | At FirstOntario PAC

The Jungle Book | At FirstOntario PAC

Hear! Here! Niagara Music Series

Jim Witter - Still Rock 'n Roll to Me | At FirstOntario PAC

An Evening with 54.40 | At FirstOntario PAC

CIRCA - Humans | At FirstOntario PAC

Crash Test Dummies | At FirstOntario PAC

HYPROV with Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci | At FirstOntario PAC

Mosaïque Project | At FirstOntario PAC

Bouge de la - The 26 Letter Dance | At FirstOntario PAC

Classic Albums Live: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers | At FirstOntario PAC

John School by Stephanie Jones & Rebecca Cann | At FirstOntario PAC

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka 'Ole | At FirstOntario PAC

Africville with Joe Sealy and Jackie Richardson | At FirstOntario PAC

Dog Man: The Musical | At FirstOntario PAC

My Big Fat German Puppet Show and The Left Hand of Frank by Frank Meschkuleit | At FirstOntario PAC

Toopy and Binoo LIVE! with Frank Meschkuleit | At FirstOntario PAC

The Very Hungry Caterpillar | At FirstOntario PAC

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra | At FirstOntario PAC

Ballet Jazz De Montreal - Leonard Cohen's Dance Me | At FirstOntario PAC

The Archivist by Shaista Latif | At FirstOntario PAC

Symphonically Hip | At FirstOntario PAC

A Musical Evening with Sarah Slean and Hawksley Workman | At the FirstOntario PAC

KasheDance presents Facing Home: Love & Redemption | At the FirstOntario PAC

Girls Nite Out | At FirstOntario PAC

Kim Mitchell | At FirstOntario PAC

We’ve Got Each Other by Paul O’Donnell | At FirstOntario PAC

Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers | At FirstOntario PAC

DakhaBrakha | At FirstOntario PAC

Classic Albums Live: The Rolling Stones | At FirstOntario PAC

The Next Generation Leahys | At FirstOntario PAC

Matt Anderson | At FirstOntario PAC

Mission Songs Project | At the FirstOntario PAC

Carousel Players - Lig and Bittle | At FirstOntario PAC

Four Go Wild in Wellies | At FirstOntario PAC

The Musical Box - A Genesis Extravaganza Vol. 2 | At FirstOntario PAC

The Just For Laughs Road Show | At FirstOntario PAC

Tanya Taqaq - Split Tooth: A reading and performance | At FirstOntario PAC

Catapult Dance | At FirstOntario PAC