FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is made up of our 4 seperate venues.

Partridge Hall is a beautiful multi-purpose concert hall and can accommodate the requirements of most theatrical and musical performances, as well as community or corporate events.
Audience members enjoy excellent sightlines and proximity to the stage, world-class acoustics and an intimate connection to what’s happening on stage. This theatre will boast the most equipped professional grade sound, lighting and video installations in Niagara including state-of-the-art systems to accommodate the needs of the most demanding events.

Cairns Recital Hall is the perfect intimate setting to experience small musical ensembles, singer-songwriters and/or spoken word.

It’s fully equipped to handle any event and designed with every detail in mind – adaptable acoustics, state-of-the-art sound, excellent sightlines and seating plan that promises each person a close and personal experience.

Robertson Theatre is a flexible “black box” space with 2,600 square feet of floor space to accommodate performances, exhibits, recitals, cabaret, workshops, team building events, small receptions, product launches and seminars.

This multi-purpose and intimate space is fully equipped and can be set with 108 retractable seats, tables, chairs, stools or nothing at all.

Upcoming Events

Essential Collective Theatre - The Welland Canal Play

Benoît LeBlanc with special guest Christine Bougie

POPS! 1: True North: The Canadian Songbook

RBC Music@Noon Series

Mary Walsh + Cathy Jones

Lisa Simone

Classical Family 1: Spooktacular

Classic Albums Live: Rush - 2112

Patricia O'Callaghan Sings Leonard Cohen and More

Masterworks 2: Wish List

Last Light Above The World

Tomson Highway - Words and Music

RBC Foundation Music@Noon Series

Gordon Lightfoot

Sea Sick by Alanna Mitchell

Encore! Professional Concert Series presents: The Walker Quartet with pianist Karin Di Bella

Guitar Extravaganza III and Canada 150 Performance of Carpe Noctem

Timbre Timbre

Jesse Cook - Beyond Borders Tour 2017

Theatre Direct - Old Man and the River

Shane Koyczan

Masterworks 3: Con Danza

The University String Orchestra Series, conducted by George Cleland

Susan Aglukark and Les Stroud - Arctic Crossing

Choir! Choir! Choir!

The Men of the Deeps

Suitcase in Point - Holiday Cabaret

POPS! 2: All Through the House - A Holiday Wassail!

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

Masterworks 4: Honey and Rue

FIXT POINT: The Tale of a Town - Canada

A Night At The Opera

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live!

Close Salzburg, with members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra!

Gord Bamford

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman

Classic Albums Live: Queen - A Night at the Opera

Classical Family 2: Fun with Fables

Carousel Players - This Will Be Excellent

Michael Kaeshammer

Louie Anderson

The Peking Acrobats

Essential Collective Theatre - Our Lady of Delicias

Masterworks 5: Nordic Impressions

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

Great Lake Swimmers

St. Matthew Passion

POPS! 3: Who put the Pop in POPular?

Machine de Cirque

CELTICA - Pipes Rock!

MOonhORsE Dance Theatre - Older & Reckless

BLACK ARM BAND presents “dirtsong”

All Aboard!

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

Masterworks 6: Fires of Creation

An Evening with Molly Ringwald

POPS! 4: Reimagining Broadway

Roseanne Barr

Classic Albums Live: The Beatles - The White Album

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre - Blood Tides


Classical Family 3: Playtime!

Masterworks 7: Full Circle

Opera in concert