The Burlington Performing Arts Centre

BPAC North East Perspective

Thank you, Burlington

Thank you to the more than 1,500 people from Burlington and beyond who helped celebrate as the City of Burlington handed over the keys to The Burlington Performing Arts Centre on October 23.

For four hours, participants toured The Centre, enjoying family fun that included face-painting and balloon art as well as hearing from elected officials such as Mayor Rick Goldring and Burlington MP Mike Wallace.

Day Tripper, a Beatles tribute band, had them dancing in the aisles of the main stage theatre. A special thanks from the city to everyone involved, including staff of The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, the Board of Directors of The Centre, the Burlington Teen Tour Band and Burlington Student Theatre.

Thank you, also, to a federal funding partners and to the province for contributing to the accessible bridge from the parking lot at 414 Locust Street.

Relive that day, or experience the event for the first time, through these photos


The Centre is located at 440 Locust St., just north of Lakeshore Road at the corner of Elgin and Locust streets.

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The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is located near Spencer Smith Park, home of Canada’s largest Ribfest and the Sound of Music festival, two top Ontario festivals. 

A publicly accessible pedestrian bridge links The Centre with the neighbouring parking garage, located at 414 Locust St. 

The building, designed by Diamond + Schmitt Architects Inc., will be LEED-certified (leadership in energy and environmental design), and is destined to be Ontario's first stand-alone green performing arts centre.

The Main Theatre has a seating capacity of 712 seats. This theatre includes a fly tower and an orchestra pit to accommodate more elaborate theatrical and musical productions.  Audience members will enjoy excellent sightlines, an intimate connection to the stage and world-class acoustics. This venue will accommodate the requirements of a wide range of events – from symphony orchestra to spoken word plays to product launches and large scale meetings.

The Community Studio Theatre is designed as a flexible “black box” space to be used for professional series presentations, community presentations and rehearsals, as well as corporate and social events. This room is designed to hold up to 225 people.

The generously scaled Family Lobby accommodates large groups and will serve as an excelllent venue for receptions, exhibitions, corporate functions and civic events. The lobby is open with a glass roof and is encircled by a balcony-level lobby above, creating a unique social setting.

The Centre, an excellent venue for performances, is also a much-needed community gathering space, capable of hosting conferences, product launches, client appreciation events, community events and more.

Contact the Burlington Performing Arts Centre

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is located at Locust Street and Elgin. For inquires about the project or to make a donation please contact the City of Burlington at 905-335-7600 ext. 7484 or e-mail

Office Mailing address
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON  L7S 1T7
Phone: 905-681-2551
Box office: 905-681-6000
General Inquiries:

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