Opening its doors in Fall 2015, The New Performing Arts Centre will soon be a 95,000 square foot cultural and academic complex comprised of four advanced performance places. Future Brock University students taking applications facilitated through the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will benefit from two of the performance places that will double as learning surroundings — The Recital Hall as well as The Film/Video Theatre. This Diamond + Schmitt designed centre will be located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines, on the corner of Carlisle and St. Paul streets, adjoining to the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.
The New Performing Arts Centre is an essential element in the renaissance of all St. Catharines, functioning as the catalyst in thoroughly modernizing the region and reinforcing the brilliance of Niagara Region’s varied cultural bunch. The Performing Arts Centre will draw patrons, offer local arts groups unprecedented opportunities to practice and perform, and reestablish the downtown center because a hotbed for culture and the arts. The local economy is poised to flourish through bringing not only new visitors, but also new business development.
Fast facts about Your New Performing Arts Centre:
- 4 performance places:
— 775-seat concert hall
— 210-seat dance/theatre venue
— 300-seat recital hall
— 187-seat film venue
- 600 events annually
- 125,000 visitors annually
- 500 Brock University pupils every day
- seven day-a-week action for 48 weeks per year
- 20 fulltime staff, 70 part-time staff, countless volunteers
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