The Main Theatre is a multi-purpose performance venue. Audience members enjoy excellent sight lines and proximity to the stage, world-class acoustics and an intimate connection to the performers on stage. This theatre includes a six-storey fly tower and an orchestra pit to accommodate more elaborate theatrical and musical productions.
Seating 718 guests, this world-class theatre will delight your performers and audiences alike.
The Community Studio Theatre hosts smaller-scale theatre performances for audiences up to 225 people or dinner theatre up to 150. The Community Studio Theatre was designed as a flexible “black box” space. With 2,500 square feet of floor space to accommodate rehearsals, small receptions, meetings, recitals and rotating exhibits. The space can also be used as a holding area for large stage productions.
The Family Lobby is a unique venue for receptions, exhibitions, corporate functions and civic events. The 5,000 square foot lobby is open with a glass roof and is encircled by a balcony level lobby above, creating a unique social setting.
Message from the Executive Director
The past year has been an incredible one for me for a number of reasons, not the least of which was that I got to experience the amazing 2017/2018 Season, our most successful season to date, with you all. I’ve discovered that there is an inspiring sense of purpose at BPAC, an incredible team, a remarkable Board, and a brand that is becoming recognized and renowned in the community for its commitment to the performing arts. It is incredibly satisfying to know that I am beginning my tenure here with the organization in the strongest place it has ever been.
I am incredibly proud of the collection of performances I have curated for our 18/19 Season – our most diverse and inclusive season to date. Together we will learn about other cultures while being wildly entertained with Ali Hassan’s Muslim Interrupted, Anandi Bhattacharya’s Voice of Modern India, and Hot Brown Honey. This season we welcome the deaf community to experience the beauty of live music when Raine Hamilton presents her concert complete with live ASL interpretation. We challenge you to change the way that you see people with disabilities in Ahuri Theatres’ This is the Point. We provide a welcoming space and a warm audience for two distinct performances made up entirely of casts of new Canadians in both Enana Dance Theatre’s Julia Domna, and in KUNÉ: Canada’s Global Orchestra.
You, our patrons, have been essential to all we have accomplished so far, and to all that is still possible. Thank you for being so central to BPAC’s success, for supporting the organization and for supporting the performing arts in Burlington. I look forward — with great anticipation — to experiencing together our 2018/2019 Season and beyond.
Message from the Board
Welcome to The Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s 2018/2019 Season! We are delighted to invite you to be entertained, engaged, and inspired by our eighth season of outstanding performing arts.
2018/2019 marks the first Season programmed by Executive Director Tammy Fox. You will find continuity with past programming in our Family Series, Classical Matinees, and returning favourites John McDermott, Jesse Cook, and The Nutcracker, as well as exciting new directions in programming with events such as BiRDMAN LiVE, Capturing Pablo Escobar, MOMIX, play readings, and more.
In addition to bringing the best in performing arts to Burlington, The Burlington Performing Arts Centre will continue to provide the community with impactful arts learning experiences. We encourage you to join us for interactive events and workshops through our Community Engagement initiatives, our free Jazz Fest performances on August 11 and 12, and our Culture Days events on September 29 and 30.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to thank our patrons, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for their ongoing support, and we look forward to experiencing this dynamic season with all of you!
Outgoing Board Chair, 2015-2018
Board Chair, 2018