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Beautiful Venue

We had great nearly front row seats for the Jim Cuddy Band. Partridge Hall has a very intimate... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SummerTheatre at it's best

I always look forward to seeing a new theatre space for myself. I was especially thrilled to find... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Toronto, Canada
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The FirstOntario PAC 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. Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, the PAC...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
250 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2, Canada
+1 905-688-0722
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had great nearly front row seats for the Jim Cuddy Band. Partridge Hall has a very intimate feeling for its size. i especially appreciate the more than adequate legroom. Devin Cuddy commented on enjoying pkaying the state-of-the-art baby grand piano. And his Dad was...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

I always look forward to seeing a new theatre space for myself. I was especially thrilled to find the seating in this amazing space had leg room for all. I usually get an aisle seat until I know what the space it like as I...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

We went to see a new Norm Foster play called Renovations for Six at FirstOntario PAC. Norm Foster is always good, but, this time he outdid himself with a very funny play that most of us can identify with. The acting was magnificent.......everyone was perfect...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is the second year that we have visited the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre to see a play at the Foster Festival. Norm Foster's plays are funny and sweet, and you always come away feeling good. Judging by the two plays we have seen...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Incredible venue Incredible show Onsite Parking was a total rip off The seats are nice and the property over all Is very well managed! Only issue was the pan handler situation! It Essa bit too much specially the some were heavily intoxicated. Great show and...More

Thank Cezar B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

If there is one thing that really disappoints me about going to the Norm Foster Festival is the simple fact that more people don't take advantage of such a great event. We drive considerable distance facing terrible traffic jams along the QEW, but it is...More

Thank yankeefan730
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend seeing a play here. We went to the Norm Foster Festival. Parking is easy. Lots of good restaurants nearby. The sound and stage and seating make for a great venue. The doors don’t open until about 15 minutes before the play but...More

Thank Toni H
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We came to see legally blonde the musical put on by brock university. It was a great show! The students put on a great performance! The venue was modern, staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The seats were comfortable, not the best but not terrible. The...More

Thank Nikki B
Reviewed 8 January 2018

great show & a great place to see a concert, lots of great Acts are coming to this venue, including Elton John in 2017

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Roger sure knows his history of the bands and songs that Frank Sinatra sang. It was informative. He mentioned that he was getting over a cold, and missed a few notes throughout the performance. I felt is was melancholy needed to be beefed up somehow....More

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