UPTOWN! Entertainment Alliance operates the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center as a home for live performance, film, education and the life of our community.
Uptown! Entertainment Alliance operates the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center as a theater for live performance, education and film. The theater strives to serve as the Civic and Cultural Hub for the Region by attracting the highest quality artists and scope of offerings ensuring artistic excellence, diverse programming and sustainability.
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center burst on the Chester County scene in 2017, creating a home for world class performing arts in downtown West Chester, selling over 33,000 tickets to more than 400 live performance events. These events range from Broadway theater, opera, jazz, Latin music, comedy, classical music, contemporary music, and renowned speakers; to a children’s theater school. Patrons are coming to the theater from over 38 zip codes.
In addition to ticket sales Uptown! hosted over 6,000 people coming in to the theater for events held by groups who have rented space such as the Chester County Community Foundation, the Chester County Hospital and the Brandywine River Museum.
Through our programming and outreach, the theater is a special gathering place in the community and reflects the demographic and cultural diversity of our region.