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Uptown! Announces New Board Leadership

Uptown! Entertainment Alliance (UEA) is pleased to announce a new slate of officers and three new members on their Board of Directors, approved at their recent Annual Meeting. The organization continues tooperate Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester, PA as a theater for live performance, education and film, though the community knows both as simply, “Uptown!”. Holly Brown is now UEA President after serving three years as Vice …Read More


“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

Gift Guide 2019

GIFTS OF EXPERIENCE Uptown!s gifts of experience will be warmly received, easily shared and long remembered. Please stop in at 226 N High St, call (610) 356-ARTS(2787) or go online for easy one-stop shopping: UptownWestChester.org 🎁 GIFT CERTIFICATES Consider Uptown! Gift Certificates for maximum flexibility! Recipients choose the shows that fit their schedule; you just decide the dollar amount. RTC Gift Certificates are available separately. 🎁 TICKETS New Year’s Eve: Give an elegant evening of …Read More


OUR FIRST DIRECTOR HAS SET US ON A PATH FOR SUCCESS! Angela Scully, Executive Director of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, will retire from the theater at the end of this year. Please join us in sharing our gratitude and good wishes. We hope she’ll have a little more time to paint and travel. “Angela has been a driving force in the creation and launch of the theater since joining our team …Read More

Membership means Access!

Uptown! Membership is the best way to show your support for the Arts in our Community while enjoying exclusive Benefits. Membership means Access! Uptown! Members at every level get news about upcoming shows before the general public through exclusive email newsletters. Members at the “Star” level also get first chance to reserve the best seats in town for high-demand events before tickets go on sale to the general public. Member …Read More

Uptown! Elects New Board Members

Changes in Board of Directors at Uptown! The Uptown! Entertainment Alliance Board of Directors elected new members at their March meeting. Leadership, passion, dedication, and commitment from many community members and organizations drives Uptown!s success in fundraising, programming, marketing and administration. Their Board continues to represent the experience and expertise needed to continue to fulfill their mission as a “home for live performance, film, education and the life of our …Read More

AZUL: The Story of Picasso’s Blue Period in Music and Dance at Uptown! for One Show Only

Why did Pablo Picasso choose a moody, monochromatic blue palette as he began his famous career? This new, creative production by Writer and Director Tanaquil Márquez will tell how and why Picasso’s Blue Period evolved. Presented by Yajaira Paredes Productions and La Fábrica Theater as part of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center’s Latin Series, the show incorporates the music and culture of Picasso’s Latin roots. “Azul”, the Spanish word for …Read More

Chosen Dance’s Hip Hop Evvolution

Chosen Dance Company returns to Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center with another exciting performance. Their Fall show was so popular and compelling, it is easy to see why the group is eager to return and Uptown! is glad to have them back. Evvolution is the story of Hip Hop dance in America 2.0, an upgrade to their last performance. It is family friendly, intended to entertain and enlighten audiences of …Read More