Hamilton Place
Hamilton Place
4.5
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Pat1ricia
Largs, UK268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Fantastic acoustics. Lovely theatre hall. 6 of went to see The Proclaimers they were very good. My only gripe is when we entered I purchased 6 drinks no problem. The next time my friend went to buy a round upstairs she was only permitted to buy 2 at a time!!! We were told by the bar staff this was the rules. Seems a bit over the top however it didn’t detract from a great night.
Written September 28, 2018
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Paul L
Milton, Ontario, Canada49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Went here with the wife to see Jimmy Carr, and we had front row seats in the 2nd balcony. It was a bit of a walk to get there, but the seats were good and I don't think there would be a bad seat in the whole building. Sound was excellent, and the concessions were well run. Good job Hamilton!!
Written May 3, 2018
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Joan Coultes
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
From the New World Symphony Conductor James Sommerville --- Special Piano Conrad Tao ---- Singer Queen Cee Wonderful evening, beautiful presentation
Enjoyed the whole performance.
Written April 22, 2018
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tdsuperstar
Toronto, Canada18,951 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
I enjoyed my first concert at the First Ontario Concert Hall. Located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, parking is reasonable at $7. I enjoyed the sound, though you are a tad far away from the stage if you are on a balcony. The washrooms are so-so, clean enough but like the venue itself, it's dated, a distinct 80's feel. I would recommend a visit here if your favourite band is playing this venue. It's not Massey Hall, but it's way better than an arena show!!
Written March 11, 2018
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David B
North Bay, Canada631 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
In my opinion the two best places to see a musical performer in concert is Hamilton Place (or now First Ontario Concert Centre) or Massey Hall in Toronto. Hamilton place is very old and really needs updating badly but the seating is good, it is of the size that it brings in a lot of great performers and most importantly, the sound is amazing.
The down side is it is old and in bad need of updating, beggars often bothering people on their way in or out, the woman's washrooms do not have enough toilets (1st balcony level apparently has 3 toilets my better half tells me) which makes for long lineups, and if you are older there can be a lot of walking and steps to get to your seat.
But I still love concerts here and think Hamilton is very lucky to have this venue.
Written March 2, 2018
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trainfan2000
Hamilton, Canada2,550 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
This theatre venue/concert hall has aged very well. The acoustics are wonderful and the seats are comfortable an roomy. No matter what show you see the sound is excellent and the stage visibility is perfect. To get up to the balconies there are ramps or elevators and there are food concessions at every level. Parking is available across the laneway in a large underground city parking lot - the cost is very reasonable ($7.00 for the show we went to). This concert hall used to be known as Hamilton Place but is now called the FirstOntario Concert Hall.
Written February 9, 2018
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Naomi B
Wellandport, Canada14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
70s era concert hall with excellent acoustics. Our seats in the orchestra section gave us a wonderful view of the show. A centre aisle would have reduced the number of times we had to step back to allow other concert goers to get to their seats and made it easier to get to the lobby at intermission and to exit the hall when the concert was over.
Written January 3, 2018
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Cathy S
Haldimand, Canada128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Built as a world-class venue, Hamilton Place is still a wonderful place to see live performances. We attended 3 comedy acts in 2 weeks ~ Brian Regan, Whose Live Anyway, and Lewis Black/Kathleen Madigan. So much fun! Staff at the door, in the lobby, and in the theatre were friendly and very helpful.

That being said, some things are showing their age and need attention. The lobby is drab.....a few tv screens scrolling upcoming shows is definitely not enough. There's no colour. No displays highlighting our beautiful city, its people, its features. The "industrial" style beverage carts with big blue recycling bins are tacky (not to mention the $4 price tag for a bottle of water!). Not once did the paper towel dispensers in the women's washrooms work.
First Ontario could make arrangements to spruce up the interior of the building on which its name now hangs.
Written October 1, 2017
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Marnie F
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island97 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Wonderful venue for talent but in its present state, either excludes those with physical impairments, or, is incredible difficult to access. Orchestra requires 2 sets of stairs - ridiculous in this era to be so insensitive to the many with physical limitations - either temporary or permanent. Baby boomers comprise the largest population and this place is 'not' boomer friendly. Also, Ushers should 'not' allow people to be seated during a performance. It is disrespectful to the audience members who arrived on time and beyond disrespectful to the artist performing (as occurred during the recent KD Lang concert wherein patrons were seated during the guitarist's pre-show). Also, Ushers need to make sure that people standing on the sidelines do not talk loudly for the same reasons. Love Hamilton Place... but ....needs to pull up its socks!
Written September 20, 2017
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Jason D
Hamilton, Canada184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
Went a few years back and saw Janet Jackson! Was a great concert and great venue. Had the best time! Place is small and comfortable.

We definitely see more concerts here in the near future!
Written September 11, 2017
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