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The McIntyre Performing Arts Centre

The McIntyre Performing Arts Centre is located at the heart of Mohawk College’s Fennell Campus in Hamilton Ontario.

Named after former Mohawk College President, now President Emeritus, Keith McIntyre, the 1029-seat McIntyre Performing Arts Centre’s design was inspired by Toronto’s O’Keefe Centre, now Meridian Hall. This beautiful cultural space opened its doors in 1971, and has hosted thousands of events and performances throughout the decades. It is the hidden gem of the Hamilton Arts & Culture scene.

The McIntyre Performing Arts Centre serves both the Mohawk College Community, hosting large campus events, such as Convocation, as well as serving the external community as a rental facility. 

Annually, over 75,000 people enjoy events and performances at the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, and we are excited to welcome you too.

Plan Your Visit

Getting Here

The McIntyre Performing Arts Centre is easily accessible by car or transit.  Located on the Fennell Campus of Mohawk College at 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton ON.  The campus has ample parking and is served by many transit routes.

By Transit:

Mohawk College and the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre are served by HSR Transit routes 20, 21, 33 & 35 from Downtown Hamilton.  Drop off on campus is near the J-Wing.

Plan your trip by HSR with the online TRIP PLANNER.

Plan your trip with GO Transit HERE.

Accessible transit to the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre is easiest through DARTS. Pickup and Drop off at ‘Zone 1’.

By Car:

The McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, and Mohawk College are located on the corner of Fennell Ave W, and West 5th Street.  It has quick access from the Lincoln M Alexander Parkway, and Highway 403. There are over 2000 parking spots available on campus with lots P1 & P2 being the most convenient to the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre.  There is accessible parking available in the Short Term parking lot or P3.

All parking at Mohawk College is paid parking, however some events include the cost of parking in your ticket.  Please check your event details to confirm. If parking is included with your ticket price, you are still responsible for registering for your free parking permit HERE.

Current parking rates and other information can be found HERE.

Parking can be paid either at machines located in the parking lots, or online HERE. If parking is included in your ticket, you must still register for your free parking permit ONLINE, as those permits are NOT available at parking machines. 

Mohawk Campus showing MPAC location

Once you Arrive

The McIntyre Performing Arts Centre is located at the heart of campus in the C-Wing. From parking lots P1, P2, P3 and the Short Term Parking lot, just enter the main C-Wing entrance into the theatre lobby.  Registering for parking ONLINE in advance saves time and lineups once you arrive.

If arriving by Transit, either walk outside to the C-Wing Main Entrance, or from inside any Mohawk College Building, following the signs for the C-Wing and the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre.

Arriving at the theatre 30-35 minutes before the advertised start time of the performance allows time to find parking or get from the transit stop to the theatre, get a drink from our concessions stand before the show, and get your ticket scanned and to find your seat.

Shows begin at the advertised start time. If you are late we will try and seat you at an appropriate time during the show. Please note that no refunds or credits are given due to late arrival.

Frequently Asked Questions


Over 2000 parking spots are available on the Mohawk College Fennell Campus. The closest lots to the theatre entrance are lots P2, P1, P3 and the Short Term Lot.

The cost to park at the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, and Mohawk College depends on the time of day with evening and weekend rates being less expensive than during weekdays.

Some events include the cost of parking in the ticket price. Please refer to your event information.

Current parking rates, maps and other information is available HERE.

Parking can be paid online in advance HERE, or at machines located throughout the parking lots.

Please note that even if your event includes the price of parking, you MUST register online for your free permit. This can be done HERE.

Parking tickets can be paid or appealed through the Mohawk College Parking Office.  Click HERE for details and steps to take. 

No, parking spots cannot be reserved. There is ample parking, including accesible parking on campus. Arriving early for your event is the best way to ensure the most convenient parking.


Tickets for events or performances at the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre can be obtained from this site, using the BUY NOW link at the top of the page or from the specific event page, or directly from some event organizers. 

Ticket purchase links are on each individual event page. 

The cost per ticket varies with each event or performance, and any discounts will be listed on the event page. Not all events have discounts.

Most events at the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre are General Admission.  Please arrive early to get the best seats.

Some events are Assigned seating and you have the opportunity to choose your seat during the ticket purchase process.  In that case your specific seat is reserved for you.

Yes. Everyone who attends a performance or event at the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre requires a ticket. There are no ‘babes in arms’ allowed.

There may be discounts for very young children for certain events.  Contact the Box Office to enquire.

No. We do not offer exchanges, refunds or credits for any tickets purchased.

Some events may choose to make exceptions, but they will be listed on the event site. 

Generally Yes, tickets are available at the door.  However, purchasing tickets in advance ensures that there are seats available.

This depends on the specific event, and where you got your ticket from. Contacting the site you purchased your tickets from is the best course of action.  Often tickets can simply be reissued.

The McIntyre Performing Arts Centre does not have a physical box office, and all sales are done online or via individual event promoters.

The ability to claim tickets at the door will vary by event.

We suggest you arrive about 30-35 minutes in advance of the start time of the performance or event to avoid any unforseen delays.  However, being late happens and we will do our best to get you seated at an appropriate point. You may be seated in different seats until intermission to avoid disrupting the performance.

No refunds or returns can be issued for late arrival or seating changes required to get you into the performance.


Yes, the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre is Accessible, as is all of Mohawk College.


  • There is an accessible seating section on either side of the main floor that can accommodate patrons using mobility devices and companion seating
  • The Balcony is accessed by stairs ONLY, and does not have accessible seating
  • Mobility devices such as walkers can be taken to your seat, but must be stored at the back of the theatre.  They cannot block the isles.


  • All public washrooms are fully accessible

Accessible Parking & Transit

  • Accessible parking can be used with a valid and displayed Accessible parking permit. The closest accessible parking spaces are located in the Short Term Parking Lot and Lot P3. These spots cannot be reserved.
  • Accessible transit and cabs can drop off and pick up from ‘Zone 1’ located outside the C-Wing entrance 


  • The McIntyre Performing Arts Centre stage, and performer areas are physically accessible via an elevator. Please see a staff member if you require accessible access to those areas

Wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility devices are not available at the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre.

There are a limited number of hearing assist devices available.

Other assistive devices or systems available will vary by event or performance.

Performances and events that offer Relaxed Performances will be noted on the event page.

The use of Service Animals at the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre is governed by the Mohawk College Policy regarding Animals on Campus. Full details can be found HERE.

A service animal will only be admitted if it is registered as a service animal by a Provincially or Nationally accredited Training Organization which is recognized by Mohawk College, and identifiable as a ‘working animal’.

Any other animals must be registered with Mohawk College Security 10-days in advance of your visit.

Food & Beverages

Generally Yes. Our concession stand is open for most events, and has a selection of drinks and snacks available.  Some events will also have alcohol available for purchase. We will ID for the sale of all alcoholic beverages.

All food and drink can be brought into the theatre, and the theatre is a licensed space.

Yes, please enjoy your snack or beverage in the theatre.  The space is fully licensed.

During business hours, food is available on campus in our Food Court, or there are a number of restaurants and food options on Upper James Street close by.

During the show

Generally No.

Photography MAY be allowed at some performances, but flash photography is NEVER permitted as it may be dangerous to the performers.

The washrooms are located just off the lobby, and can be accessed at any time during the performance. Depending on the event, you may need to wait for an appropriate break in the performance to re-enter the theatre.

No. Please wear what makes you comfortable.

Facility Rentals


The McIntyre Performing Arts Centre is available to rent. Please visit our Rental Information page for details on the facility and how to get in touch with us about your rental.

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Get in Touch

135 Fennell Ave W,
Hamilton, ON L9C 0E5

Directions and Parking

Phone: (905) 575-2231
Email: boxoffice@mohawkcollege.ca