• Where the Arts Happen

    The vision of PACA is to create a community performing arts center and theater that promotes the widest variety of artistic endeavors.

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  • Contemporary Works

    PACA works with local and national actors to bring a rich and diverse season of theatre to Erie,PA.

  • Live Forward

    Living Forward means establishing the sustainability of the arts, the individuals, our community, and PACA itself.


Latest News

Moving Forward

The sounds of hammers and drills are once again permeating the space at 1505 State Street. PACA is building again and this time we are branching out to more of our friends. Last... Read More

Attack of The PACA

Now in it’s third year, Attack of the PACA is a unique three-day festival that brings together all the arts under one roof.  PACA’s mission has always been to support all areas of... Read More

An Evening of Jazz with Grüvology

PACA Presents:An Evening of Jazz with Grüvology Doors: 7:30p | Show: 8:00p | Tickets: $10 All Ages | BYOB w/ ID 21+ This show is part of the 2015 JazzErie Jazz & Blues... Read More

Even Craftier

Even Craftier Handmade Fairs are held on the second Sunday of every even month: (There will not be one in August) February, April, June, and October at PACA. With the exception of the... Read More

Artist: Meyer Tanenbaum

Meyer Tannenbaum’s mature abstract paintings began about 1970. By that time, he had absorbed such influences as Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, and Mondrian’s sense of structure. A series of star-shaped canvases—pictures that are both... Read More


We present a wide variety of music and more – over 100 shows a year plus Classes and Educational Programs – all kinds of jazz folk, blues & roots music; experimental music; classical... Read More