FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre announces third HOT TICKET season – St. Catharines Tourism

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre announces third HOT TICKET season

News | June 6, 2017

Building on the successes of the last two HOT TICKET seasons, the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is thrilled to release the 2017/18 HOT TICKET line-up. This remarkable third season features some of the best artists from around the globe as well as Niagara’s own backyard, including Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Cochrane + Red Rider, Tower of Power, The Peking Acrobats, comedienne Roseanne Barr, actor and stand-up comedian Louie Anderson and Brat Pack actress turned jazz vocalist; Molly Ringwald among the 100+ performances.

Anyone can submit an order form to Box Office – any time – to become a HOT TICKET member and get tickets before the general public. Members can purchase tickets online as of Monday 19 June. All remaining tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday 12 September at 10am.

Discover what’s inside the 2017/18 HOT TICKET Season brochure.

“As we head towards our third season, the FirstOntario PAC continues to carve out our role as both a lively community meeting place and centre for artistic excellence,” says Sara Palmieri, Programming and Marketing Manager. “Whether it be an exceptional contemporary dance performance, a circus spectacle or participating in an epic Choir! Choir! Choir! the season is packed full of opportunities for all to enjoy.”

Since opening its doors in fall 2015, the FirstOntario PAC has welcomed over 200,000 people to the centre in downtown St. Catharines. The 2017/18 season will feature HOT TICKET presentations and co-productions with the very best of St. Catharines and Niagara’s professional theatre and music organizations, including: Carousel Players, Essential Collective Theatre, Suitcase in Point, TD Niagara Jazz Festival and Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts. In addition to our curated HOT TICKET performances, the PAC continues to host performances from Chorus Niagara, Gallery Players, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, The Foster Festival, Yellow Door Theatre Projects, Brock’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts ENCORE Music Series, and many more.

The entire 2017/18 HOT TICKET season can be found at the bottom of this release and is online now at

ONLINE ticket dates:
HOT TICKET Members – Mon 19 June at 10am
General Public – Tue 12 Sept at 10am

All are invited to become a HOT TICKET member today to gain early access to tickets, special events, discounts, offers and other perks.

For more information about the 2017/18 HOT TICKET Season, visit our website at or contact the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office by phone 905-688-0722, email, or in person at 250 St. Paul Street,  St. Catharines. Box Office hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-2pm. Holiday and summer hours may vary.

About the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

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. Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, the FirstOntario 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 cultural cluster.