THINGS TO DO IN ERIE, PA

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

We will be kicking off our 2022-2023 season with HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH in September 2022. More details to come.
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PACApalooza • Celebrating 10 Years of Theatre, Music, and the Arts
1505 State Street, Floor 2, Erie, Pennsylvania 16501
August 12, 2022 @ 5:00pm - 11:00pm
August 13, 2022 @ 11:00am - 11:00pm

August 14, 2022 @ 2:00pm - 6:00pm
PACApalooza • Celebrating 10 Years of Theatre, Music, and the Arts

PACA is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary with a 3-day event of theatre, music, dance, comedy, poetry, film, fashion, art auction, and more!

FREE ADMISSION all weekend!

FRIDAY 8/12

  • 5:00pm — Poetry (main stage)
    ▫ Mabeline "The Artist" ▫ Thasia Anne ▫ Matt Borczon ▫ Chuck Joy ▫ Luke Kuzmish ▫ Bigg Wash ▫ Cee Williams
  • 6:00pm Live Music (PACA [LiVE!] stage)
    Jeremy Jaeger
  • 7:00pm Stand-up comedy (main stage)
  • 8:00pm Theatre (main stage)
    ▫ 2022-2023 Season Announcement
    ▫ Sneak peek at Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    ▫ Short plays featuring: Merrill Brace, Jasse Comacho, Leslie Ford, Marney Foss, Jordan Gilmore, Raina Harden, Kerry Lee Hinkson, Rob Karney, Linda Kemp, Tracie Morell, Anthony Nunez, Buddy Pacy, Breanna Poff, Zachery Thomas, and Nick Warren
    with direction from: Betsy Butoryak, Jasse Comacho, Lara Schaaf, Lisa Simonian, and Mark Tanenbaum
  • 10:00pm — Live Music (PACA [LiVE!] stage)
    Stephen Trohoske presents Cosmic Debris

SATURDAY 8/13

  • 12:00pm — Tarot reading (The Source Ave. 1501 State)
    Black Dog Divination
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm Kids Zone (main stage)
    Footlights Theatre Performing Arts Center
  • 3:00pm Live Music (The Source Ave. 1501 State)
    T-Speed
  • 5:00pm Fashion Show (main stage)
    "Decades of Fashion" w/ The Dollhouse at Pointe Foure Vintage Boutique
  • 6:00pm Film (main stage)
    BLINDED directed by Jim Morton and Jesse James
    ALEXANDER THE BRAIN written and directed by Danny Pakulski (Oddity Productions)
  • 7:00pm Live Music (PACA [LiVE!] stage)
    "Mark" (Joe Popp, Tim Driscoll, and Kenneth Felix Cornelius)
  • 8:00pm Theatre (main stage)
    ▫ 2022-2023 Season Announcement
    ▫ Sneak peek at Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    ▫ Short plays featuring: Merrill Brace, Jasse Comacho, Leslie Ford, Marney Foss, Jordan Gilmore, Raina Harden, Kerry Lee Hinkson, Rob Karney, Linda Kemp, Tracie Morell, Anthony Nunez, Buddy Pacy, Breanna Poff, Zachery Thomas, and Nick Warren
    with direction from: Betsy Butoryak, Jasse Comacho, Lara Schaaf, Lisa Simonian, and Mark Tanenbaum
  • 10:00pm Live Music (PACA [LiVE!] stage)
    Matt "Broke" Boland

SUNDAY 8/14

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm — Art auction (main stage)
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Gift drawings (in-person and livestreamed)
  • 4:00pm Film (main stage)
    BLINDED directed by Jim Morton and Jesse James (Distorted Vision Productions and Oddity Productions)
    PACT OF VENGEANCE written and directed by Len Kabasinski