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 & CultureErie Community FoundationECGRA grant money works

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sep 27, 2020 - Jun 13, 2021

Join PACA [LiVE!] on Facebook every Sunday at 8:00pm for musical performances broadcast live from PACA's music stage.

Apr 9, 2021 - Apr 24, 2021

An inner-tube, a bagel, a donut, a lifesaver, a holiday wreath, a tire-swing, a cycle of abuse, a halo of hatred: circles, both real and figurative, whirl out of control in this darkly comic one...

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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.

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