FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Modernizing and reinforcing Niagara's cultural cluster

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is a 95,000 square foot cultural complex comprised of four state-of-the-art performance venues that host a signature presentation of international and local performing artists. One of Canada’s most unique Performing Arts Centre plays a vital role in the renaissance of downtown St. Catharines, serving as the catalyst in modernizing the area and reinforcing the brilliance of Niagara region’s diverse arts and culture cluster.

PARTRIDGE HALL

Seats 770 people, Partridge has an instant wow factor with natural acoustics plus the one of the best equipped professional performance space in Niagara.

ROBERTSON THEATRE

This flexible “black box” space is designed for theatre, dance performances, cabarets, workshops, team building events, receptions and so much more.

CAIRNS RECITAL HALL

Seats just over 300, the Recital Hall is an intimate venue for a small ensemble, recital, spoken word performance and home to The Foster Festival.

FILM HOUSE

The Film House can accommodate 199 people. A full cinematic experience, with surround sound in a licensed venue!  Over 500 screenings per year; including new feature films, classic cinema, documentaries, family favourites and cult classics.

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250 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M2, Canada

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Ranked #1 of 3 Concerts & Shows in St. Catharines

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Northern Virginia, Virginia

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My wife and I wanted to see a live performance while visiting Niagara Falls, but venues close by were either completely booked or extremely pricy. Events at the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre...

Birtrum_13

Welland, Canada

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The performers (especially the band supporting them) were excellent but the sound production left a lot to be desired. I noted several folks leaving long before the end complaining about the...

FarAway727378

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excellent show very professional, very good value, small theater but all seats are good viewing highly reccomend

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