It  has truly been an exciting 8 months at Uptown!  Since we opened in January, over 8,000 people have purchased tickets for a performance. Many others have held meetings, attended a party or stopped in for a visit. The wide variety and high quality of our programming is making the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center a vibrant community gathering place and serves as a credit to everyone involved in bringing a theater to West Chester! 

As we  celebrate the arrival of Fall, we wanted to make you aware of some important awards and happenings at Uptown!: 

*    The Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
      was named "Best New Theater 2017" by Main
      Line Today magazine.  
*     Uptown! received  Preservation PA's Public
       Impact Award  for its transformation of the
       National Guard Armory. These annual awards
       recognize significant contributions in the field of
       historic preservation made by both individuals
       and organizations. This specific award
       recognizes the strong community involvement
       demonstrated in bringing a theater to West
       Chester, while at the same time preserving the
       historic Armory building.   
*     Uptown! will be receiving the  Bricks and
       Mortar Award  from The West Chester
       Downtown Foundation. The Foundation created
       this awards program to recognize and honor
       projects both large and small that help highlight
       and preserve West Chester's historic character.  

Uptown! has been approved by the Pennsylvania
       Department of Community and Economic
       Development as an 
Educational Improvement
       Organization (EITC) , an approval that helps 
       us  fulfill our mission of serving the community.
       This distinction allows area businesses to receive
       a tax credit when they donate to any Uptown!
       state-qualified educational K-12 program. To
       find out more about EITC tax credit visit:
       EITC Business Guidelines and Application

This Fall we are moving outside to install our new sign, repoint the exterior brickwork, and design landscaping. 

This recognition and praise means a great deal - especially in these busy opening months - but we still need your support. As you can see from the links on the right, there are many ways to support Uptown! All of your gifts are fully tax-deductible and support the productions you see on our stages as well as our education programs for young people in the region.  

Thank you in advance for your support.  Your donation will be gratefully received and wisely used.

Questions?  Please call Angela Scully at
610-356-2787 or email her at angela@uptownwestchester.org.
There Are Many Ways to Support Uptown!

Have your name on a seat in the theater!

There are many  benefits & opportunities!

Several naming opportunities still available! 

Direct your tax dollars.
Take a chance on the arts and try something new!
See our full calendar of events by clicking here .

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