Downtown Performing Arts Centre
The Downtown Performing Arts Centre will be a specialized, purpose-built and professionally managed facility that will present, promote and develop the arts in Niagara.
The project is being developed in partnership with Brock University, which will be moving the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts to an adjacent location.
This development is key to revitalizing Downtown St. Catharines, the urban growth centre of Niagara, and will add an important new cultural attraction to the region, serving artists, students and arts patrons across the peninsula.
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The Downtown Performing Arts Centre will be constructed on the corner of Carlisle and St. Paul streets. The Canada Hair Cloth Building is the chosen site for the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts Centre. Links between the two facilities are part of the conceptual plans.
- 775-seat concert hall
- 210-seat dance/theatre venue
- 300-seat recital hall with shared access with the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
- 187-seat film venue with shared access with the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
The Performing Arts Centre will also have a multi-purpose space, community lobby and box office to serve the centre and various community arts organizations.
Watch the Conceptual designs of Performing Arts Centre unveiled
Watch the Demolition Ceremony for the Performing Arts Centre
Partridge donates $1 million to PAC
Arts Centre designs go digital
New Performing Arts Centre designs take centre stage
Council approves Performing Arts Centre design
Partnership puts creative face on PAC construction site
Council sends PAC back to drawing board
City to review PAC bids
City tenders for PAC construction
Webcam to stream PAC construction
Shovels in the ground for Performing Arts Centre
Niagara firm gets PAC contract
City and Brock University finalize agreement for downtown arts complex
Conceptual designs for Performing Arts Centre unveiled
Website will track development of downtown arts complex
Niagara launches innovative plan to boost local arts industry
Architects get to work on arts centre and school projects
Architect poised to transform Downtown
Arts Centre architect approved
Diamond and Schmitt named preferred architect for arts centre
RFP to be issued Nov. 17
Architects short-listed for downtown St. Catharines Arts Complex
View the Downtown Performing Arts Centre feasibility study
Download the St. Catharines Downtown Creative Cluster Master Plan