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FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

250 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2, Canada
+1 905-688-0722
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Awesome show !

We came to see legally blonde the musical put on by brock university. It was a great show! The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nikki B
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Ontario, Canada
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great show & a great place to see a concert, lots of great Acts are coming to this venue... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2018
Deborah P
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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 plays a vital role in the renaissance of Downtown St. Catharines, serving as the catalyst in thoroughly modernizing the area and reinforcing the brilliance of Niagara Region's diverse cultural cluster.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“partridge” (5 reviews)
“great sound” (2 reviews)
“great acts” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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250 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2, Canada
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+1 905-688-0722
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed January 8, 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
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Reviewed January 4, 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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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Both occasions enjoyed with a our company 2-3 couples. It is very good venue for both musical and comedy shows. We enjoyed dining at two different locations on St. Paul st. Both times we were not any further than 5 rows. I would also think...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Excellent building with great facilities. Enjoyable night out with space to move around. clean & well staffed

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

A lovely space that provides lots of options for meetings as well as special events. The front lobby area is perfect for receptions and gatherings and there a number of different room sizes available. Parking is really the only drawback, however, it has improved somewhat...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

great to have such a state of the art facility so close to home all seats are great and the selection of entertainment is greatly varied

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

Foster Festival is a festival to Norm Foster a Canadian living legend. Wonderful humourist and playwright.You will feel better after just one visit!! The new Performing Arts Centre is a beautiful space. Main lobby is open and airy. Cairns Hall is an intimate space for...More

Thank Terry B
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

I have been there many times. It is a great place to see a performance . They have more than one theater and a movie theater.

Thank Kent H
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

We bought a season subscription to the Foster Festival at the art centre, and although getting there was a bit of a challenge because of all the street construction, most impressed with the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. The Foster Festival is being held in the...More

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