West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts @ Uptown! is the Uptown! Education Department.
UPTOWN! Knauer Performing Arts Center is a non-profit organization promoting cultural, economic, and civic life experiences in our community through live theater, music, dance, film and other local events in the heart of West Chester, Pennsylvania’s historic district.
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is located in downtown West Chester, PA. The theater has eight resident companies with three separate performance spaces. Uptown! holds a local TEDx license, hosts a monthly Speaker Series, an Adventure Travel Film program and an annual Singer Songwriter competition. In addition, Uptown! also hosts the West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts and is able to offer lessons, classes and summer camps to K-12 students. The theater also enjoys a partnership with the YMCA a half a block away, the West Chester Area School District serving as a venue for student orchestra and choral concerts and enjoys an onsite education program with St. Agnes School two blocks away. With over 50 performing arts organizations within a 10-mile radius, the theater is fast becoming a home for groups such as the Concordia Chorus, Brandywine Singers, Brandywine Ballet and Balance Dance Company.