From foot drills to footlights, join us for a special matinee “tell-and-show” at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester, PA on Sunday, April 1.
Located in the former Groff Memorial Armory in the heart of West Chester’s historic district, the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is the first public theater for film and live performance in the borough’s downtown since the demolition of the Warner Theater in 1986. Designed by Philip H. Johnson and constructed in 1916 for the Bravo Company of the Pennsylvania National Guard, the old armory now serves as a home to a resident theater company and several performance companies; a speaker series; and the West Chester Studio, a theater school for pre-school through adults.
A. Roy Smith, preservation activist and a Board member of the Uptown! Entertainment Alliance, will discuss the challenges and opportunities of bringing a space for the performing arts back to West Chester, and bringing a second act to one of High Street’s historic anchors.
Following the talk, you are invited to take in a performance of the hit musical Bullets Over Broadway by the Resident Theatre Company in the 327-seat Bravo Main Stage Theatre. Show tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Uptown! website, http://uptownwestchester.org/. Don’t delay– tickets will sell out quickly.
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St., West Chester, PA 19380
Sunday, April 1st
1:30 PM Presentation by A. Roy Smith on the conversion of the former armory
3:00 PM Performance of Bullets Over Broadway, produced by the Resident Theatre Company
Talk and Show tickets sold separately. Must be purchased in advance.
Tickets to the talk are $10 Preservation Alliance members | $15 non-members and available HERE.
Show tickets are $25-53 (35% senior discount 65 and over) and available HERE.