FirstOntario Concert Hall
|Former names||Ronald V. Joyce Centre for the Performing Arts at Hamilton Place|
|Location||1 Summers Lane|
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
|Type||Theatre, concert hall|
|Construction cost||$11 million|
|Architect||Trevor P. Garwood-Jones|
FirstOntario Concert Hall is a music and performing arts venue in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Formerly known as the Ronald V. Joyce Centre for the Performing Arts at Hamilton Place (informally Hamilton Place), the current name was adopted after a $2.5 million naming rights deal with FirstOntario Credit Union in 2016.
Hamilton Place has hosted musicians and performing artists like Tony Bennett, Leonard Cohen, Morrissey, Sarah McLachlan, The Proclaimers and The Tragically Hip. Comedians Billy Connolly, Margaret Cho and Norm Macdonald have performed at the venue, as well as classic rockers Heart. Theatrical runs have included performances of A Chorus Line, Evita and The Color Purple, in addition to dance-based shows such as Moulin Rouge: The Ballet and Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance.
"Canadac", a Stelcoloy sculpture by Kosso Eloul located in the plaza outside of FirstOntario Concert Hall
- "Book an Event at FirstOntario Concert Hall". Core Entertainment. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
FirstOntario Concert Hall has a capacity of up to 8,963...
- Betts, Lorne; Church, Sarah; Hall, Frederick A. (December 16, 2013). "Hamilton Place". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
- Van Dongen, Matthew (December 7, 2016). "FirstOntario Credit Union buys naming rights for Hamilton Place". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
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