The Project

Opening its doors in 2015, The New Performing Arts Centre will be a 95,000 square foot academic and cultural complex comprised of four state-of-the-art performance venues.Learn More

The Campaign

We are currently in the first phase of the campaign, aimed at raising $5 million of the $60 million it will cost to complete construction of The New Performing Arts Centre.Learn More

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Latest From The Blog

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Cairns Family Gives $500,000 to PAC

  • May 12th, 2014

Another Major Donation for the new Performing Arts Centre

May 08, 2014 – It was an exciting afternoon on May 7 with the announcement of […]

What People Say

How could I possibly turn down the opportunity to be part of something that will have a transforming effect on the city?
Peter Partridge,
Cabinet Chair
Five years from now, you will not recognize downtown St. Catharines. I am thrilled to be part of it and I can’t wait to get this project started.
Steve Solksi,
Executive Director
On behalf of City Council, I would like to express our sincere appreciation for Janet and Peter Partridge’s generosity. Peter is passionate about our community and the arts, and is dedicated to help breathe life into this stunning new cultural and academic complex. We are confident this will build momentum for our PAC fundraising campaign.
Brian McMullan,
Mayor St. Catharines
Music will flourish, live theatre will thrive and films will be studied and celebrated. Urban renewal will breathe new life that is so badly needed in our downtown core. It will have a transformative effect on our entire community.
Peter Partridge,
Cabinet Chair
This place will create jobs, this place will create wealth.
Steve Solksi,
Executive Director
We are pleased to see the extra time taken to refine the design of our new Performing Arts Centre will ensure we have a state-of-the-art facility that can be built within our set budget, as evidenced by the tenders we have seen today.
Brian McMullan,
Mayor St. Catharines
This is an exciting time for the Niagara region. The new performing arts centre is an integral component in the total rejuvenation of St. Catharines’ downtown core and I know many residents, including myself, are looking forward to ushering in this new era.
Peter Partridge,
Cabinet Chair
This was such a wonderful gift, and hopefully it will provide us some momentum as we move ahead with fundraising.
Steve Solksi,
Executive Director
The new performing arts centre, for all the Niagara region, is the biggest and most important resource or facility of its type that we’re ever likely to see in our lifetime. We will be creating four world-class performance halls, all housed under one roof.
Peter Partridge,
Cabinet Chair
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