The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

The Foster Festival is thrilled to be the resident summer theatre festival of the new First Ontario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines.


Welcome to the Most Comfortable Seats in Ontario Summer Theatre!

Cairns Hall is our home away from home. With a stunning interior design, extraordinary acoustics and the most comfy seats you can imagine, it's the perfect venue for Norm Foster's comedies.

FirstOntario Peforming Arts Centre, Cairns Hall Seating, Norm Foster Comedy Festival

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Cairns Hall, Norm Foster Comedy Festival


Box Office

Local | 905-688-0722
Toll Free | 1-855-515-0722

250 St. Paul St.
St. Catharines, ON  L2R 3M2

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Centrally Located in the Heart of Niagara

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is a 95,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art academic and  cultural complex located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines, on the corner of Carlisle and St. Paul Streets, adjacent to Brock University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.

The Foster Festival stages our full season of shows in Cairns Hall, one of four exquisite venues in the centre.

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Exterior


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FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Virtual Tour, Norm Foster Comedy Festival

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Thank You To Our Generous Foster Festival Sponsors

  • Meridian Credit Union | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

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  • Howick Apartments | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • Government of Ontario, Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival
  • Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Government Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival
  • City of St Catharines, Government Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival
  • Smithcom, Season Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival
  • Burtnik Printing, Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival
  • FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre