Downtown Erie Theater and Performing Arts Center

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.

Inside the PACA Building

Erie Clayspace
Erie ClaySpace
Pottery/Ceramics Studio & Classroom
City Gallery
Art Gallery
Michael Tkach
Fine Art Photography
Rick Klein
Rick Klein Photography
Portraits / Theater & Dance / Headshots
Kenny Sturm
Kenny Sturm Photography
1106 Greenfield Dr. Erie, PA 16509
(814) 881-7187
Rachel Wilson
Painting Classes and Team Building Events
(814) 636-7044
Daniel J Ambrose
Daniel's Marble Marvels
Hot Glass
Joseph Popp and Karen Dodson
Joseph Allen Popp's Frameworks
Art Framing and Fine Art Handling
Aaron Davis
Greyscape Laboratories
Electronic Music / Electronic / Synthesizer Circuit Creation
Kelvin Sanchez
Sanz Studio Productions
460 1/2 East 4th St. Erie, PA 16507
(814) 218-6727
Rylee Louisa Prenatt
Ry's Lens
Foundation Art Academy
Foundation Art Academy
Art classes
Edward Patrick Kranz
Fine Bookbinding & Restoration
Randy Bill Duck
Production Company & Venue

Thank you to our PACA THEATRE Sponsors

Erie Arts and Culture - The Erie Community Foundation - ECGRA - Erie Insurance - Erie Reader - Lamar - Domino Insurance Agency Inc. - WQLN


Dec 2, 2022 - Dec 17, 2022

"Well – what shall we hang? The holly or each other?" Set during Christmas 1183, The Lion in Winter tells the wickedly amusing tale of King Henry II, his imprisoned queen (released only for th...

Dec 11, 2022

Enjoy live original music at PACA every Sunday! Free admission! Attend in-person at 1505 State Street, Erie, PA — Doors: 5:30pm • Show: 6:00pm — Free admission! BYOB w/ ID — Donations ac...

Dec 12, 2022 - Dec 13, 2022

Musical theatre auditions will be held for PACA's production of THE FANTASTICKS with music by Harvey Schmidt and book and lyrics by Tom Jones an...


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.

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