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Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign

What UPTOWN! can do for the community of West Chester


With the demolition of the Warner theater in 1986 no public theater exists in greater West Chester. The goal of bringing a theater to our downtown is to create a cultural hub for Chester County individuals and families within walking distance to West Chester’s lively restaurant and shopping district. An additional goal is to engage underserved age and income groups in West Chester and the surrounding area through children’s programming as well as film and live performance.

The new theater will enjoy a strategic location in downtown West Chester and will serve the over 42,000 households in a 5 mile radius, as well as anchor a popular cultural corridor. The Brandywine River Museum is just 9 miles away. Longwood Gardens, Wintherthur, The Delaware Museum of Natural History and The Hagley Museum are all within a 14 mile radius. West Chester University, with its own commitment to the cultural community, is also an active partner in this theater project.

As of this writing, $3.2 million has been raised to support the campaign The goal is $4 million. The renovations have begun.  We need your help now to reach $4 million needed to complete the renovation the Armory for use as a theater.

Memorial and Naming Opportunities here.

View the Case Statement here.

For more information about giving to UEA’s Capital Campaign please contact:
Angela Scully
484.639.9004  or angela@uptownwestchester.org

If you would prefer to print this page and send by mail, send to:
UPTOWN! Entertainment Alliance
121 North Walnut Street, Suite 320
West Chester, PA  19380

Making Our Vision for a Theater a Reality

UPTOWN! Entertainment Alliance has launched a three-year Capital Campaign to raise $4 million to bring a theater to 
West Chester.



Every gift, regardless of its size, is important to the success of this campaign.



Help us bring a theater to West Chester. Support the capital campaign. Donate now.