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OUR FIRST DIRECTOR HAS SET US ON A PATH FOR SUCCESS! Angela Scully, Executive Director of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, will retire from the theater at the end of this year. Please join us in sharing our gratitude and good wishes. We hope she’ll have a little more time to paint and travel. “Angela has been a driving force in the creation and launch of the theater since joining our team …Read More

Membership means Access!

Uptown! Membership is the best way to show your support for the Arts in our Community while enjoying exclusive Benefits. Membership means Access! Uptown! Members at every level get news about upcoming shows before the general public through exclusive email newsletters. Members at the “Star” level also get first chance to reserve the best seats in town for high-demand events before tickets go on sale to the general public. Member …Read More

Uptown! Elects New Board Members

Changes in Board of Directors at Uptown! The Uptown! Entertainment Alliance Board of Directors elected new members at their March meeting. Leadership, passion, dedication, and commitment from many community members and organizations drives Uptown!s success in fundraising, programming, marketing and administration. Their Board continues to represent the experience and expertise needed to continue to fulfill their mission as a “home for live performance, film, education and the life of our …Read More

AZUL: The Story of Picasso’s Blue Period in Music and Dance at Uptown! for One Show Only

Why did Pablo Picasso choose a moody, monochromatic blue palette as he began his famous career? This new, creative production by Writer and Director Tanaquil Márquez will tell how and why Picasso’s Blue Period evolved. Presented by Yajaira Paredes Productions and La Fábrica Theater as part of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center’s Latin Series, the show incorporates the music and culture of Picasso’s Latin roots. “Azul”, the Spanish word for …Read More

Chosen Dance’s Hip Hop Evvolution

Chosen Dance Company returns to Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center with another exciting performance. Their Fall show was so popular and compelling, it is easy to see why the group is eager to return and Uptown! is glad to have them back. Evvolution is the story of Hip Hop dance in America 2.0, an upgrade to their last performance. It is family friendly, intended to entertain and enlighten audiences of …Read More

World Cafe Live & Uptown! Partnership

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center and World Cafe Live are pleased to announce an entertainment partnership, bringing classic artists to West Chester, PA’s new theater. Following their remarkable first year, Uptown! caught the attention of World Cafe Live promoters as the ideal venue to serve up world class concerts to patrons west of Philadelphia and those who remember World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington, DE. World Cafe Live …Read More

Diamonds & Denim New Year’s Eve Gala 2017 FAQ

Diamonds & Denim New Year’s Eve Gala 2017 FAQ #PartyoftheYearWC  #UptownNYE2017 It’s time to celebrate! Not just the end of one calendar year and beginning of another. Uptown! Is planning a party to celebrate 15,000 tickets sold in its first year of operations.  Please join us! We hope the following will answer your Gala questions, but if you think of something else, please ask: info@uptownwestchester.org. 💎  Is the Gala just …Read More

Uptown! 2017 Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

Are you making a list and checking it twice? Uptown! has gifts for everyone on your list, naughty or nice. Our gifts of experience will be warmly received, easily shared and long remembered. Stop in, call or go online for easy shopping the Uptown! way. TICKETS For Adults who enjoy an epic Party, reserve seats for the dazzling “Diamonds & Denim New Year’s Eve Gala”. Give tickets as gifts and …Read More

Flamenco Returns!

“Carmen en Flamenco” Friday, November 17, 8:00PM It is no wonder people flock to see live Flamenco performances. Men and women of all backgrounds appreciate this unique dance of passion and courtship that expresses emotions from deep sadness to pure joy. Flamenco is a complex, physically demanding artform including castanets and fans, hand-clapping, foot-stamping and extravagant costumes. It is fast and rhythmic, precise yet gentle. Flamenco is sensual. Flamenco is …Read More

Next to Normal Rave Reviews!

Rave Reviews for RTC’s Opening Night performance of Next to Normal Uptown! Entertainment Alliance member and advocate, Rob Telthorster, attended the opening night performance of  Next to Normal and gathered unsolicited comments from other patrons during intermission and after-show gatherings. He was kind enough to wrap them up in a nice narrative that might appear to come from just one reviewer. In fact, it is a combination of a few …Read More