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

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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PACA Playwriting Showcase
1505 State Street, Floor 2, Erie, Pennsylvania 16501
January 16, 2020 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
January 17, 2020 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

January 18, 2020 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
PACA Playwriting Showcase

Playwriting Showcase: Staged readings of 3 in-progress productions developed in PACA's Playwright Program

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Thursday, January 16th
"All in what you're used to" by Gary McEnery

Friday, January 17th
"Goals of Care" by Lisa Simonian

Saturday, January 18th
"Arnot" by Julie Whan

All staged readings are free and open to the public and begin at 7:00pm

Some adult material.
Q & A following each reading and refreshments provided.
Paid for in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Erie Arts and Culture.