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“Uptown! Presents” A New Series of Live Music and Comedy Events Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester continues to grow and evolve, adding a new layer of entertainment opportunities. With member and community support, Uptown!s Board of Directors and Administrative Leadership have stretched beyond the shared risk and reward of stage rentals and six resident companies, to include acts fully funded by the theater, a series called “Uptown …Read More

Uptown! Earns Fourth Preservation Award

We are so proud of all the work done to create Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, from it’s humble beginnings as the Armory to a fully functioning theater for West Chester and surrounding communities. Congratulations to everyone involved in making this vision a reality!     The Uptown Bravo Theatre, LLC (UBT) and the Uptown! Entertainment Alliance (UEA) have earned a Grand Jury Award from the Preservation Alliance of Greater …Read More


Please Welcome Uptown!s Second Executive Director! The Board of Directors of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is pleased to welcome Catherine Friedman as the next Executive Director. “We were overwhelmed with the quality of the candidates from our nationwide search,” says Founding Board Member Tom McEvoy, “and very pleased that our top choice lives right here in our own backyard. Catherine’s experience as an Executive Director, her background in the …Read More