PACA - Erie's Performing Arts Collective Alliance - is an uncommon non-profit. Our mission has been to create a self-sustaining and taxpaying arts and education-based public entity in our community, and we are succeeding. In six short years, thanks to community-wide support, PACA has become a unique hybrid that not only supports the entrepreneurial efforts of emerging artists and produces award-winning theatre, but is also revitalizing a historic downtown property and bringing labor and tourism dollars into the heart of the city.
PACA's home, the historic Meyer building in downtown Erie, is home to 35 artist-tenants, including sculptors, photographers, painters, craftsmen, and musicians of all types.
All of this comes together in an architecturally significant 120-year-old building on its way to being on the National Register of Historic places. The massive improvements are a full-time job, and the work has not gone unnoticed. PACA was recognized with this year's Preservation Erie Award for their efforts.
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Offering shows year-round, be sure to make any date a night to remember with dinner and a show at PACA. With extraordinary performances and breathtaking sets, we strive to make your theatrical experience something you'll always remember. Live-streaming now available on select shows.Buy Now