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Sponsorship at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts makes good business sense.
Align your business with the new theater’s high quality brand reaching an audience of over 17,000 area individuals and families who come through our doors each year.
Sponsorships offer the highest level of engagement
Sponsor a performance, film or an education program, and you will have the flexibility to meet marketing, community engagement, employee appreciation, client hospitality and philanthropic goals, while supporting the growth of our organization and the vitality of downtown West Chester.
____ Curtis on Tour students, faculty, and alumni from the world renown Curtis Institute in Philadelphia will present three concerts at Uptown! in 2018. The concerts are booked for April and May.
____ The Uptown! Speaker Series: A once a month speaker series drawing on community and business leaders, local authors and various interests from around the region. 2018 Speakers include Victoria Wyeth, WHYY Radio commentator Laura Benshoff and the Chester County Bar Association. (10 times a year)
____ Classic Movie Monday: Each Monday during the summer months Uptown! Shows a classic movie on the big screen. Additional films are shown around holidays such as Halloween, Christmas and Oscar time.
____ West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts @ Uptown! Uptown! working with the West Chester Area School District offers scholarships to students in need for Performing Arts Summer Camp at the Theater. Summer Camp is offered by West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts and taught by talented professionals. Camps run for one-week sessions, each ending with a group performance. Working with our partners, the YMCA, the Senior Center and the West Chester Area School District; Uptown! will offer Complimentary Tickets to Performances happening at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center. These tickets would be offered to students and their families who might otherwise not have the opportunity to see a live performance of any kind.
____ The Jazz Cocktail Hour: Hosted by jazz and blues vocalist Sara Michaels on the third Thursday of each month (except in the summer), the Jazz Cocktail Hour brings the regions finest jazz musicians to perform in a cabaret setting. Every event sold out in 2017!
____ Improv: Better than Bacon, Chester County’s best improvisational troupe, brings their performance to Uptown! six times each year. They make up every single word and perform every single action completely on the spot ….its all driven by audience suggestions. Every event sold out in 2017!
____ Opera Tutti: Hosted by vocalist Heidi Starr “Opera Tutti” (Opera for Everyone) is a monthly series with different operatic themes such as American music as well as music from the movies, Italy or France.
____ Annual Fundraising Gala: Considered the party of the year Uptown!’s Gala includes The Resident Theater Company’s Broadway cabaret on the main stage, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment throughout the building with dancing on the stage until midnight! Definitely the party of the year!
____ World Café Live Presents: World Cafe is reaching Chester County audiences by presenting music at Uptown! Live at the Fillmore an Allman Brothers cover band in February and Tom Rush in March were both Sold Out! Other concerts are being discussed.