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
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
Rylee Louisa Prenatt
Ry's Lens
Foundation Art Academy
Foundation Art Academy
Art classes
Edward Patrick Kranz
Fine Bookbinding & Restoration

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


Jan 27, 2023 - Feb 11, 2023


Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt

Feb 14, 2023

Starring Sue Lechner and Charlie Corritore, A.R. Gurney's Love Letters is a tender, tragi-comic, and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two ...

Mar 3, 2023 - Mar 18, 2023

Three points of time converge in a New York brownstone, spanning eighty years and encompassing the lives of three pairs of people. There are newlyweds Stephen and Davia who long to move to Paris...


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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