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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

Essential Collective Theatre - The Welland Canal Play

Benoît LeBlanc with special guest Christine Bougie

Mary Walsh + Cathy Jones

Lisa Simone

Classic Albums Live: Rush - 2112

Patricia O'Callaghan Sings Leonard Cohen and More

Tomson Highway - Words and Music

Gordon Lightfoot

Sea Sick by Alanna Mitchell

Timbre Timbre

Jesse Cook - Beyond Borders Tour 2017

Theatre Direct - Old Man and the River

Shane Koyczan

Susan Aglukark and Les Stroud - Arctic Crossing

Choir! Choir! Choir!

The Men of the Deeps

Suitcase in Point - Holiday Cabaret

The Next Generation Leahy

Emilie-Claire Barlow - Lumières d’hiver

John McDermott

The Music of

The Underwater Bubble Show

Sing-a-long GREASE

Steer by Zata Omm

FIXT POINT: The Tale of a Town - Canada

A Night At The Opera

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live!

Gord Bamford

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman

Classic Albums Live: Queen - A Night at the Opera

Carousel Players - This Will Be Excellent

Michael Kaeshammer

Louie Anderson

The Peking Acrobats

Essential Collective Theatre - Our Lady of Delicias

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

Great Lake Swimmers

Machine de Cirque

CELTICA - Pipes Rock!

MOonhORsE Dance Theatre - Older & Reckless

BLACK ARM BAND presents “dirtsong”

Tower of Power

Tom Cochrane + Red Rider

Carousel Players - Virginia Wolf

The Just for Laughs Road Show

Jamie Adkins - A Fool's Errand

LOVEfest: A Musical Response to Hate Crimes

An Evening with Molly Ringwald

Roseanne Barr

Classic Albums Live: The Beatles - The White Album

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre - Blood Tides