Plays, concerts, dance performances, art exhibitions, workshops, classes, and more...the arts live at PACA. From modern classics to contemporary hits, to works by local playwrights, PACA is Erie's home for theatre with an edge.

PACA not only produces our own events but we also act as a host venue for other organization's artistic endeavors. By opening our doors and sharing our resources we give these groups the ability to present their work in a professional and exciting atmosphere.

Upcoming Events at PACA

Ben Franklin: An Ingenious Life
1505 State Street, Floor 2, Erie, Pennsylvania 16501
May 20, 2022 @ 7:30pm - 9:00pm
May 21, 2022 @ 7:30pm - 9:00pm

May 22, 2022 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ben Franklin: An Ingenious Life

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, philosopher, scientist, inventor, statesman and diplomat is unmatched – and the audience is invited to hear Franklin's own words from his posthumously-published autobiography and numerous letters and essays. Written by and starring Erie-native Ray Flynt, award-winning author of the Unforgiving Shadows and Cold Oath mystery series. The play will be offered during the day for school groups – and the performance will be livestreamed FREE to schools across the area. A perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day!