Canalside Players

Canalside Players

Welland's own Theatre group, focusing on Canadian playwrights and local talent.

All performances located at the Wellness Centre in Welland

Our next show will be the last week of April first week of May of 2020 and is called Backstage by Pat Cook, Directed by William G. Hobbs at the Welland Community Wellness complex on Lincoln St. 

145 Lincoln Street, Welland, ON

Essential Collective Theatre (ECT)

Essential Collective Theatre is a not-for-profit registered charity located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines that exists to produce contemporary Canadian theatre with a focus on new plays and Niagara work. ECT prides itself on mentoring local emerging artists, supporting playwrights, and telling stories that hold up a mirror to the Niagara Region. Our offices are located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines. Since our 2015/2016 Season, ECT’s productions have been taking the stage in the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre on St. Paul Street, St. Catharines as part of their Hot Ticket programming.

Upcoming performances include:

Feb. 6 - 8, 2020 - John's School

366 St. Paul Ave., St. Catharines, ON L2R 3N2
Firehall Theatre

Firehall Theatre


February 21 - March 8 - Falsetto's

April 24 - May 10 - Separate Beds



For tickets and more information visit

4990 Walnut Street, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N3
First Ontario Performing Arts Centre

First Ontario Performing Arts Centre

First Ontario Performing Arts Centre - 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON  Venues include Robertson Theatre, Cairns Recital Hall, Partridge Hall. Live performances weekly. For full listings and tickets visit


Feb. 9 - Africaville Stories with Joe Sealey
Feb. 11 - Dog Man: The Musical
Feb. 17 - Toopy and Binoo LIVE
Feb. 17 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Feb. 27 - 29 - The Archivist by Shaista Latif
March 12 - We've Got Each Other

 Feb. 2 - Masterworks 4 - Simply Irresistible

Feb. 5 - Classic Albums Live - Tom Petty

Feb. 7 - Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole

Feb. 7 - The Pat LaBarbera Quartest

Feb. 14 - Kurt Elling

Feb. 15 & 16 - Pops! 3 Music of the Knights

Feb. 21 - New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Feb. 28 - Symphonically Hip

March 4 - Sara Slean & Hawkley Workman

March 5 - Tanya Tucker

March 7 - Touch the Earth Lightly

March 8 - Songs of Life - Year 2

March 11 - Kim Mitchell


Feb. 23 - Leonard Cohen's Dance Me

March 5/6 - Kashe Dance: Facing Home

March 22 - The Next Generation Leahy


 Feb. 16 - An Evening of Adult Puppetry

April 22 - Just For Laughs



250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M3