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West Chester Studio Classes

Classes start Saturday, January 9th and are quickly filling up. Registration is open through January 19th, Classes run 10 weeks with most classes concluding with a performance.

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About West Chester Studio
West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts is a community-wide acting and musical theater school for kids of all ages, and adults too! Throughout the year, performances include musicals, straight plays, showcases, cabarets and weekly summer performances! Teachers are experienced professional actors and provide a high-caliber performing arts education. Students gain confidence and are encouraged to take risks in a fun, nurturing and safe environment.

Consider taking two or more classes and receive a 5% discount on your additional classes per participant when you register. The coupon code to receive 5% on second class registration will be included in your confirmation email that you will receive after registering for YOUR FIRST class.


  • Thursday night was a blast....we had the pleasure of pouring samples of our handcrafted spirits at the Uptown! Entertainment Alliance's "Bringing A Theatre To West Chester" event. Our new, ‪#‎BATCH04‬ ‪#‎SmallBatchWhiskey‬ was featured in their signature "Highball" during The Jazz Cocktail Hour."

    Joe, Manatawny Still Works

  • The Armory seems like in 1916 someone built it and said: Someday this will be a theater.

    Mark Allen, Center for Performing Arts

  • We are pleased to have the zoning approved and appreciate the advice we were given by the Borough regarding this process. We now look forward to launching the final phase of the capital campaign to bring a first class theater to West Chester. 7/29/15

    Tom McEvoy, Uptown! President

  • With the creation of the Cultural Overlay District, we can move forward to make a dream a reality! We are so fortunate to have wonderful people in our community who envisioned bringing a theater to downtown West Chester, created a plan and are working very hard to bring all of us together to make it happen. Thanks to the Uptown! Entertainment Alliance Board and all the supporters! 7/29/15

    Carolyn T. Comitta, Mayor, West Chester, PA.

  • With so many people passionately involved in the development of a theater in West Chester, it is looking to be nothing short of a success. The board members are not only committed to the performing arts, but also determined to improve the town of West Chester by bringing an element of creativity.

    The WC Press, March 2012

  • The College of Visual and Performing Arts at West Chester University of Pennsylvania is extremely pleased to partner with Uptown! Entertainment Alliance to foster the growth of support for the arts in our hometown.

    Dean Timothy V. Blair, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

  • "...an Anchor Building Grant application was submitted for a project to renovate a former Pennsylvania National Guard Armory and turn it into a community theatre. This project is considered an important priority for West Chester as a whole as well as for the BID’s efforts towards downtown revitalization and plans for enhancing the downtown as a destination location. The theatre project was discussed by several stakeholders throughout the day. There is a genuine enthusiasm in the community for the project and its potential and could be judged as being as critical to further community revitalization as the new residential and hotel development in the downtown."

    , Pennsylvania Downtown Center Main Street/Elm Street Program Assessment Report

Purchase of the Armory, December 18, 2015

We Purchased the Armory Building from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania It begins here. And with your help it becomes a theater for music, drama, dance film, community events and more - in 2016!

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