Uptown! Entertainment Alliance is a non-profit organiztion promoting cultural, economic, and civic life experiences in our community through live theater, music, dance, film and other local events in the heart of West Chester, Pennsylvania’s historic district.
Uptown! will do this by:
Creating a cultural hub for individuals and families within walking distance to West Chester’s bustling boutiques and restaurants
Engaging underserved age and income groups through age and culturally sensitive programming.
Preserving an important part of local and national history…Read more
West Chester needs a theater
Uptown! Entertainment Alliance started as a conversation among friends. Over the past three years, that conversation has evolved into a formalized, passionate effort to bring a theater to West Chester, PA. Highlights include:
• Forming a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation.
• Initiating research which validates the need for a theater
• Presenting live performance in alternate venues
• Hosting two sold-out fundraising galas
In February 2013, Uptown! found a home for its theater – the historic West Chester National Guard Armory located at 226 High Street. With the help of local legislators, Pennsylvania State Senator Andrew Dinniman and Pennsylvania State Representative Dan Truitt, Uptown! Entertainment Alliance secured an Agreement from the State of Pennsylvania to transform this grand old building into a multi-use theater.