Phone / In-person:
Tuesday to Friday
10am – 6pm
Saturday 2pm – 7:30pm
Sunday and Monday: During events only*


*2 hours before an event or performance
*1 hour prior to a film screening


905-688-0722  (0PAC) or 905-688-5601 x3700 or toll free 1-855-515-0722 or TTY 905-688-4TTY (4889)


FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines, ON, Canada, L2R 3M2
43.158683, -79.242778


Please email with your comments or concerns anytime. Please note that the feedback email is monitored weekly. 


On-site parking is not available at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre; however, there are more than 1,000 spots available in nearby parking garages, surface lots and on city streets within a five-minute walk to the PAC. Please visit  for a complete list of parking locations.

We recommend the multi-level covered garage on  Garden Park with 595 spaces and 26 accessible spaces. 
(Please note that the address of this garage is 71 Carlisle Street, but the public entrance is off of Garden Park)

Street parking is generally free after 6pm. Special event parking is just $5 when events are happening in Partridge Hall or Meridian Centre. Payment is by cash only and is paid on entrance to the garage / parking lots.

Drop off points are available in front of the Box Office Entrance on St. Paul Street as well as along Carlisle Street. Please note that as part of our new security protocol, all ticket holders are asked to enter through the Main Entrance doors located at the Box Office for ticket scanning.


We are also conveniently located kitty-corner from St. Catharines main bus terminal making us very accessible via public transit.

parking map
Click the map above to open Google maps. Click here for a pdf.



Colleen A. Smith Chief Executive Officer  905-688-5601 x3601
Jules Bartley Executive Assistant and Secretary to the Board 905-688-5601 x3602

Sara Palmieri Director of Programming & Marketing  905-688-5601 x3606
Annie Wilson Programming Manager  905-688-5601 x3615
Jordy Yack  Communications Coordinator   905-688-5601 x3614
Cathy Carr Film Program Coordinator   905-688-5601 x3620
Diana Moser Programming Associate 905-688-5601 x3617
Andrea Boitor Business & Partnership Associate 905-688-5601 x3616

Kathleen Ross Director of Operations  905-688-5601 x3605
Linda Hilko  Rental Contract Administrator 905-688-5601 x3607
Robert Nicholls   Production Manager  905-688-5601 x3612
Dean Malton Production Supervisor  905-688-5601 x3610
Russell Donohue Production Supervisor  905-688-5601 x3611
Rosemarie Huber Front of House Manager  905-688-5601 x3609
Jennie DiMarco Events and Hospitality Coordinator 905-688-5601 x3621
Jennifer Hunt Events and Hospitality Coordinator 905-688-5601 x3627
Paul Buxton Facilities Manager 905-688-5601 x3619

Carlos Robayo  Director of Finance and Administration  905-688-5601 x3604
Kyle Giesbrecht  Finance and Accounting Supervisor 905-688-5601 x3622
Leona McDonald  Administrative Clerk 905-688-5601 x3706
Christie Towne  HR / Payroll Associate 905-688-5601 x3705

Cindy Alvarez, Kathleen Davies, Judy Dennis, Thelma Forrester, Danny Leslie

Personal information provided to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1980, 29(2), and will be used to confirm purchases and donations; to inform the purchaser/donor of changes to the event for which tickets were purchased; and to provide updates on upcoming event/fundraising initiatives. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Administrative Manager, 250 St Paul St., St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M2 905.688.5601 x3604 

Ticket-holder voluntarily assumes all risk and danger of personal injury, loss or damage to property arising from or related in any way to his/her attendance at the venue, whether occurring prior to, during or after the event and releases the City of St. Catharines from all liability. Ticket-holder agrees that admission to the venue is permitted conditional on his/her compliance with all applicable law and venue regulations. Any violation shall entitle management to refuse admission to and/or expel the ticket-holder, without payment of any refund or compensation. The price displayed on the ticket represents the face value and does not include all service and delivery fees where applicable. Every person, regardless of age, must hold a valid ticket. The sale or other issuance of any ticket is final and non-refundable. The venue reserves the right to not replace or accept any ticket that has been lost, stolen, forgotten, damaged or forged, or any ticket which is unreadable or incomplete. Photographs or any recordings of sound or images by the ticket-holder are prohibited. HST#11936 6813RT0001