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

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)
1505 State Street, Floor 2, Erie, Pennsylvania 16501
December 13, 2019 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm
December 14, 2019 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

December 15, 2019 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm

December 20, 2019 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

December 21, 2019 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)

Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season!

5 Performances
Fridays & Saturdays, December 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 2019
Doors: 7:30pm | Curtain: 8:00pm | Tickets $15 | BYOB w/ ID
Sunday Matinee December 15th at 2pm


Ghost Light

"Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, PACA is dark for the rest of March and for what we can foresee much of April as well.

The Ghost Light keeps us safe. It keeps the ghosts happy. And it extends a message of hope.

The theater may be dark for the moment. But know full well, the darkness will not last.

Eventually the lights will come back up. The actors will beat the boards. The audience will come and be entertained. The show must, and will, go on.

To all of us sheltering from our current dilemma, spend this time preparing for when the lights shine again. Love the ones you love. Do good work. The darkness is only temporary."

- Mark Tanenbaum, Executive Director

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