Contact & Parking Information

We love hearing from our Foster Festival Friends and Fans. You can contact us by phone, email, or visit in person. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre this summer!


Admin Office: (289) 786-0950
Toll Free: (888) 496-2329

Box Office: (905) 688-0722
Toll Free: 1-855-515-0722


Fall/Winter Hours

Mon-Fri : 9am to 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


5 Race Street, Upstairs
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M1


Phone: 905-688-0722
Toll free: 1-855-515-0722
Online: Click Here
In Person: 250 St. Paul St. East
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M2


Mon-Fri : 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm
Sunday: Closed


A multi-tiered parking garage across from the Performing Arts Centre, on Garden Park Street - public parking entrance is off of Garden Park Street. More Information »

Parking is FREE downtown at meters and in public lots after 6pm during the week and FREE all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Parking for The Foster Festival

Getting Here

The Foster Festival produces its summer season in the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre which is located in downtown St. Catharines. The Performing Arts Centre is easily accessible and conveniently located just off of the 406 Expressway South which brings you directly downtown off of the QEW.

Niagara sees many visitors, especially in the summer months. We highly recommend arriving early in case of traffic on the QEW and to find parking.

In the last 5 years, downtown St. Catharines has been completely revitalized – there are many new restaurants and unique independent shops to explore and discover. All within walking distance of the theatre. The Foster Festival also has our new Fore & Aft Lounge located inside the Performing Arts Centre which opens one hour prior to every performance. Wine & Cheese Boards can be pre-ordered and enjoyed in the Lounge before your selected performance. Call 1-855-515-0722 for more information or to pre-order.

Flying? Niagara Airbus offers door-to-door frequent shuttle service, or a private car if flying to Billy Bishop, Hamilton or Niagara-on-the-Lake airports. Information and booking at

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Thank You To Our Generous Foster Festival Sponsors

  • NewsTalk 610 CKTB | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines
  • The Farm Wines | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines
  • Your TV | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • ez ROCK 105.7 | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • Burtnik Printing, Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival
  • FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
  • Niagara Casinos, Season Sponsor, Norm Foster Theatre Festival
  • Bridgman & Durksen Accounants, Foster Festival Sponsor