Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
Located in the heart of Downtown West Chester, PA, the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center serves as a local venue for live performance, film, education, life, and culture. With eight resident companies, three seperate performance spaces, and over 50 performing arts organizations within a 10-mile radius, Uptown! has quickly become a thriving part of the downtown community. Visit Uptown's about page for more information. See a video tour here!
The Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is located at 226 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380. Call 610-356-ARTS(2787) or e-mail email@example.com.
TEDx WEST CHESTER presents CROSSROADS
Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 6pm | Ticket Information
TEDx WestChester features five speakers whose lives and projects were shaped by the crossroads of change.
MASON PORTER at UPTOWN!
Friday, November 9, 2018 | 7:30pm | Ticket Information
Join Joe D'Amico, Tim Celfo, and Paul Wilkinson for a lively performance blending folk, bluegrass, blues, country, and rock to create the unique personality of Mason Porter.
"50S COME ALIVE DOO WOP CONCERT"
Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 7pm | Ticket Information
Join the Wizard's lead singer, Joel Katz, as he sings with his new group, Joel and The Dynamics.
JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR: SOULFUL JAZZ VOCALIST SHERRY WILSON BUTLER & THE AARON GRAVES TRIO
Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Stand up, sit down, clap your hands, and experience this passionate, & spirit filled woman interpreting upbeat contemporary jazz, R&B, pop, and gospel.
LIBERTY WIND SYMPHONY: AUTUMN LEAVES - FANFARES FOR BRASS!
Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 3pm | Ticket Information
Join the Liberty Wind Symphony for an evening of music for brass ensemble and big band. Works by Henri Tomasi, Gordon Jacob, and Stan Kenton will be featured with the unique spin that the Liberty Wind Symphony brings!
CHANTING & CHOCOLATE in CHESTER COUNTY
Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 7pm | Ticket Information
Facilitated by Rabbi Elyse Seidner-Joseph, this program is open to everyone, teens and up. There will be no religious teaching or prayer, people of all faiths or of no faith are welcome! Come experience the heart-opening potential of chanting, and then enjoy some chocolate!
SPEAKER SERIES: TRUMP at MID-TERM with MATT KERBEL
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Political analyst and commentator Matt Kerbel will make sense of the results of the mid-term election and discuss how they will shape politics for the remainder of the decade.
Friday, November 23, 2018 | Ticket Information
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Enjoy an interactive experience at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center with dueling pianos! Grab the whole family and join in on the fun.
BETTER THAN BACON: INTERACTIVE IMPROV COMEDY
Saturday, November 24, 2018 | 7:30pm | Ticket Information
Enjoy completely unscripted inprovisational games, all driven by the audience's suggestions & interactions. Every word is made up on the spot, so you'll never see the same show twice!
OPERA TUTTI CABARET
Sunday, November 25, 2018 | "Americana 2 - Celebrating Home & Family" | Ticket Information
Opera Tutti Cabaret brings a different theme to Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center each month!
SUMMER CLUB: SWINGING HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
Sunday, November 25, 2018 | 7pm | Ticket Information
Get your holiday season swinging with holiday favorites such as "White Christmas", "Let it Snow", "Sleigh Ride", "Christmas Waltz", and many others.
SNEAK PREVIEW of 'BILLBOARD'
Monday, November 26, 2018 | 7pm | Ticket Information
Be one of the first to see Zeke Zelker's highly anticipated movie 'Billboard at Uptown!'. The filmmaker will be on hand after the screening to answer audience questions.
WC STUDIO at UPTOWN! presents HOLIDAY CHEER CONCERT & SHOW
Friday, November 30, 2018 | 5pm-6:50pm | Ticket Information
Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 1pm-3pm | Ticket Information
Act I consists of concert fun and familiar holiday songs performed by Broadway Kiddos, Broadway Kids Cabaret, WCStudio Singers and Uptown Singers! Act II is a Holiday Play by actors in the Professional Youth Program.
PENNSYLVANIA PHILHARMONIC HOLIDAY BRASS
Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 7pm | Ticket Information
Begin your holidays on a high note with the seasonal sounds of the Pennsylvania Philharmonic Brass, featuring seasonal standards, Jazz transcriptions, classical selections, and music from beloved movies.
DISNEY'S CHOO-CHOO SOUL with GENEVIEVE!
Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 1pm & 4pm | Ticket Information
Bring the children to sing along, dance, and participate with the crowd as they enjoy hits from Disney Junior!
RTC presents LEND ME A TENOR
December 14-30, 2018 | Ticket Information
With the class and charm of a Kaufman and Hart comedy, and the door-slamming hilarity of a Marx Brothers' classic like Room Service, this high-energy comedy about love and mistaken identity will have you laughing all night long! Recommended for ages 5+.
JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR: THE CARTOON CHRISTMAS TRIO FEATURING CHOIRS FROM LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Merry Christmas! Enjoy the classic soundtracks of holiday cartoon music, especially "A Charlie Brown Christmas" featuring Grant Youngblood and Hillendale, Pocopson and Unionville Elementary School Choirs.
PUTTIN' ON THE GLITZ: NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION
December 31, 2018 | 7:30pm | Ticket Information
Join the celebration to support Uptown! Enjoy dinner, dancing, and entertainment.
SPEAKER SERIES: GOOD NIGHT LADIES - THE LIFE STORY OF NANCY PENN SMITH HANNUM with CHRISTIANNA HANNUM
Tuesday, January 15, 2018 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Experience the story of legendary horsewoman and one of the world's greatest Masters of Foxhunting in the award-winning documentary that shares the story of Master of Fox Hounds Nancy Penn Smith Hannum.
BETTER THAN BACON: IMPROV COMEDY
Friday, January 18, 2019 | Ticket Information
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Better Than Bacon performs in completely unscripted improvisational games, which are all driven by your suggestions and interactions. Every word and action is completely made up on-the-spot, so you'll never see the same show twice!
HYPNOTIZING AMERICA with TIM MILLER
Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 7:30pm | Ticket Information
International Hypnotist Tim Miller continually creates new, hilarious, fun, and original material in his shows. Members from the audience have the opportunity to volunteer to be hypnotized leading to a show the audience will never forget!
JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR: PAULA JOHNS presents "THE LOOK OF LOVE"
A TRIBUTE TO BURT BACHARACH & DIONNE WARWICK
Friday, February 15, 2019 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Join Uptown! as they recount the relationships between Burt Bacharach & Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, Streisand, Marlene Dietrich, Elvis Costello and many others.
SPEAKER SERIES: FROM RADICAL HOMEMAKER TO RADICAL ENTREPRENEUR with SHANNON HAYES
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Combining domesticity, love of community, and entrepreneurial fire, Shannon Hayes fueled a world worth living in and hearing about.
SPEAKER SERIES: WHO AM I NOW THAT I'M NOT WHO I WAS? with JULIE MAY
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Join Julie May and friends in celebration of her life and performance (including songs from 25+ years of performances in the Greater Delaware Valley).
RTC presents DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
March 29-April 21, 2018 | Ticket Information
Sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards! Recommended for ages 10+.
SPEAKER SERIES: THE CHESTER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION presents SCOTUS IN ACTION
WITH DEAN RODNEY SMOLLA & HON. JUDGE JUAN SANCHEZ
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
A new edition of one of the highlights of the 2018 season, Dean Rodney Smolla and Judge Juan Sanchez will dramatize a hearing before the US Surpreme Court in a current, controversial and complex case
UPTOWN'S ANNUAL MOTHER'S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH
Sunday, May 12, 2018 | 11am-2pm | Ticket Information
Whether it's a girls day out or mothers joined by their loved ones, Uptown's Mother's Day Jazz Brunch is both delicious and entertaining! Featuring WCU's jazz pianist, Terry Klinefelter and her trio, as well as The Uptown Divas: Rhenda Fearrington, Sharon Sable, and Sara Michaels.
Visit UptownWestChester.org for a complete listing of events and information.
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