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West Chester Studio Classes

At West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts, our focus is on the individual – as part of the group. We help our students move forward through their emotional and developmental journey – and build strong acting skills. The growth is process oriented and integrated with fun, because we all learn more when we are having fun. Our educators are talented professionals with exceptional teaching skills. You will see the result of highly effective teachers who foster a fun and nurturing environment on stage at our class performances and shows – rather than the glitz of big sets and extravagant costumes.




  • 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

Video 2016!

Uptown! is taking its message to a new media with a video that tells the story of bringing a theater to West Chester. We hope you will take a few minutes to view it and see some of the people who have given tirelessly and been so supportive of our efforts. We are extremely grateful to Justin Chan and Valley Creek Productions for the time and talent they donated to produce this video.

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Uptown! Case Statement

We are extremely pleased to share our updated Case Statement with you. We have been very busy working toward our goal of bringing a theater to West Chester!

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Teen Vocal Competition - Resident Theatre Company

If you are interested in working with NY Industry professionals, this is the competition for you. * New York Industry Judges * * Great Prizes * * 12 Finalists receive coaching from NY Professional Coaches * * Live Finale * Live auditions Saturday, July 9th 11 - 5 Sunday, July 10th - 12 - 4 @ CPFA, 211 Carter Drive, Suite C West Chester, PA 19382 Each singer will receive feedback on their audition

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