FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre unveils its 24/25 season

Posted on June 10, 2024

Feist, Rick Mercer, Tom Cochrane, Matt Dusk, Gowan, Fraggle Rock and more will hit the stage in Downtown St. Catharines as part of the 24/25 PAC Presents Season at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.

From the diverse musical landscape of Indian cinema to the storied past of the Berlin Wall to the far reaches of Canada’s Great White North, the 24/25 season will take audiences on a journey to new places and perspectives, the PAC states about its upcoming season. Whether it’s a new arts experience or a nostalgic trip, this season’s been designed with exceptional arts experiences for everyone to enjoy.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m.


The new PAC Presents Season lineup features more than 60 performances by Canadian and international artists and kicks off with a pair of back-to-back shows by FEIST, who will be joined by Charlotte Day Wilson on Tuesday, September 17 and Jeremy Dutcher on Wednesday, September 18.

High Valley will keep the opening week for the new season rolling with Rick Mercer hitting the stage September 26.  Tom Cochrane brings an intimate duo show to downtown St. Catharines while Outerbridge Magic is set to dazzle audiences of all ages in October. 

Glass Tiger

Canada’s very own Glass Tiger and two-time Juno award winner The Strumbellas ring in December before a collection of holiday-themed shows, including A Celtic Family Christmas with Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Un-Silent Night by Choir! Choir! Choir! and screenings of A Christmas Story.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the PAC with the incomparable Canadian vocalist Matt Dusk as he pays tribute to Tony Bennett using his own style on the timeless songs December 31 during the “The Best Is Yet To Come” tour. Enjoy Family Day on Monday, February 17, 2025 with Samajam and Femmes du Feu Creations’ Tweet Tweet! Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock Live will hit PAC Stage for two shows on March Break.


Gowan returns to St. Catharines with his  unique blend of pop, rock, and classical influences in April along with the Just for Laughs Road Show and Global Bollywood.

The 24/25 season also includes performances by Chantal Kreviazuk, Dwayne Gretzky, Brett Kissel, The Social Tango Project, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Pink Martini, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Maria Bamford, as well as presentations by some of Niagara’s beloved arts organizations, including the Niagara Jazz Festival.

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