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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

Symphonically Hip | At FirstOntario PAC

The Archivist by Shaista Latif | 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

Classic Albums Live: The Rolling Stones | At FirstOntario PAC

The Next Generation Leahys | At FirstOntario PAC

Hear! Here! Niagara Music Series

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