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A Little River Horse History

Uptown’s Bar is pleased to serve River Horse beer!! River Horse brewing was started in 1996 by three brothers who really enjoyed homebrewing.  Our original location was in Lambertville, NJ right across the bridge from New Hope, PA.  People often still associate us with that location because many people would walk around New Hope, or bike/run the river trail, and then swing by afterword for a beer. In 2007 the brothers …Read More

Opera for All!!

West Chester now has top-notch opera right here in our own back yard. Soloist Heidi Starr is now hosting Opera Tutti, Opera for all at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center. Please join us at the new theater for her first installation of Opera Tutti Cabaret next Sunday, March 12th at 2pm.  Joining Heidi will be special guests Emily Bullock and Vincent Craig on piano. This special edition of Opera …Read More

From RTC’s Artistic Director

The Resident Theatre Company is bringing New York Theatre to West Chester!  The Resident Theatre Company is bringing one of the funniest comedies of all time in the new Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center. Based on the 1975 film Monty Python and The Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot racked up 14 TONY nominations including Best Musical. RTC’s Artistic Director, Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell, has put together a cast of actors that is …Read More

Become a Member at Uptown!

We’re getting closer each day to opening the doors to our new theater! If you haven’t heard yet, let us share the good news with you: memberships with Uptown! at the Knauer Performing Arts Center are now available. Our team has worked hard to create a program that caters to YOU!  As a Member, you will receive special benefits, while getting in on the ground floor of this exciting new …Read More

Original Uptown! Goals

When it became clear that Uptown was going to be able to purchase the West Chester Armory, we started the process to interview architects with experience in theater design. We also formed a team of theater experts to get their perspective about what they hoped to see as one of the performing artists at the future theater.  The team consisted of theater educators, professionals from Broadway and the Kennedy Center …Read More

What’s Happening this Fall at Uptown!

Things are warming up at Uptown! as we approach opening date of the theater!  Until then, we’ve got a packed schedule, guaranteed to entertain you and liven up your Thursday nights this fall. Check out the continuation of the Jazz Cocktail Hour hosted by Sara Michaels and the much-loved Broadway in the Borough presented by The Resident Theater Company.  We also have some new features this fall with the introduction …Read More

UPTOWN!’s New Year’s Eve Grand Opening Gala

Members of the Gala Committee                                                                                            photo:Christie Green Photography UPTOWN! will be hosting our very first event in our new theater on December 31st, 2016.  Join us …Read More

Construction Update on our New Theater

Bancroft Construction Company has been busy and is hard at work making progress on renovations.  This summer has been a hot one, but air conditioning units will be installed shortly. Laminate flooring, paneling, and walls added over the years to define offices and hallways have been removed, returning the Armory to its original 1916 state.  We’re getting ready for the home stretch, as the theater will be opening in just …Read More

In Case You Missed It

We’ve broken ground at the Armory! It’s official we are making physical progress for our new theater at the Armory. Construction, managed by Bancroft Construction Company, is expected to take about nine months before culminating in our first celebration as part of a New Year’s Eve Gala. Last Wednesday’s event played host to members of the community, neighbors, business leaders, and politicians. We took the time to celebrate and acknowledge …Read More

A Last Look at the Armory

Have you heard? The vision of bringing a theater to West Chester is fast becoming reality.  With construction starting this week, we invite you to join us for a ceremonial groundbreaking on Wednesday May 18th at 5:30pm.  Bring your family out to this free event and join us for this unique opportunity to celebrate bringing a theater to West Chester in 2016. For more details, click here. We’re not done …Read More