Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts at 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! Entertainment Alliance operates the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center as a home for live performance, film, education and the life of our community.

We are delighted that you have chosen Uptown! as your home for entertainment.  Established in 2017, featuring world class performing arts in historic downtown West Chester, Uptown! offers Broadway style theater, opera, jazz, comedy, classical and contemporary music, film and renowned speakers, not to mention our award winning performing arts education classes and workshops for youth and adults.

Through our programming and outreach efforts, the theater has become a special gathering place in the community, reflecting the demographic and cultural diversity of our region.