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.

Thank you to our PACA Sponsors

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


May 20, 2022 - May 22, 2022

Written & Performed by Ray Flynt.

The play envisions Ben Franklin, late in his remarkable life, talking with visitors in his Philadelphia home. Franklin's life as printer, businessman, p...

May 22, 2022

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May 26, 2022
Erie Ale Works is teaming up with PACA for a night of Benevolent Beers!


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.

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