Music, live theatre and the arts thrive in the region, from intimate coffee houses that cater to local talent to a state-of-the-art performing arts center that hosts world-renowned artists.
The Arcadia Theater, located in Windber, PA, opened in the early 1920s and has showcased many acts and cinema productions. Even though the theater closed for more than two decades, it reopened in 1998 after restorations brought it back to its original beauty. Musical performances are held monthly.
ArtWorks in Johnstown
This 18,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art building offers a space for arts, entertainment and learning. Visitors can engage with studio artists, take classes, see live performances and purchase art.
Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company, Inc.
Band of Brothers provides educational enrichment for actors and their audience through productions of classical theatre.
Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center
The Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center preserves and celebrates the cultural diversity of the peoples of this region through arts, including music, dance, costumes, food and literary traditions. The center offers exhibits, classes, performances and special events.
Community Arts Center of Cambria County
The Community Arts Center of Cambria County offers visitors fine arts and crafts exhibits, numerous festivals and plenty of art classes for all ages.
Cresson Lake Playhouse
Nestled in a beautiful wooded area overlooking Cresson Lake in the heart of the Laurel Highlands, the Cresson Lake Playhouse makes its home in a pre-Civil War barn with all the modern amenities. The Playhouse, its staff and actors continue to provide affordable entertainment to area communities.
Green Gables Restaurant and Mountain Playhouse
For more than 60 years, the Mountain Playhouse has provided professional summer stock theatrical entertainment, while Green Gables Restaurant is a favorite place for weddings and banquets.
Johnstown Concert Ballet
The Johnstown Concert Ballet offers a variety of productions through the year, including a holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Local talent, from toddler to adult, participate in productions.
Johnstown Symphony Orchestra
Under the leadership of Maestro Istvan Jaray, the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Choir bring classical orchestral performances featuring local, regional national and internationally renowned artists.
Laurel Arts, located in Somerset, PA fosters many performing arts for children of all ages and works with many schools to provide artistic programs and workshops.
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
Located on the scenic University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus, the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center provides a world-class venue for various performing arts and creates opportunities to meet artists, attend workshops and participate in master classes.
Rockwood Mill Shoppes & Opera House
This historic mill and opera house includes dinner with the show! Entertainment includes jazz, comedians, murder mysteries, tributes and more.
Route 22 Artisan Trail
Take a driving tour along Route 22 to experience works of painters, illustrators, textile artists, potter, woodworkers, jewelers, photographers, glass artist and sculptors.
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Four locations in Altoona, Johnstown, Ligonier and Loretto provide museums of art exhibitions of local, regional and national artists.
Venue of Merging Arts (V.O.M.A.)
This non-profit organization is housed in one of the area’s closed churches. V.O.M.A. has transformed the unique venue into a center to promote, educate, entertain and involve the community in the arts.
The Pittsburgh CLO brings critically acclaimed musical theater to the region, attracting Broadway stars and other nationally-recognized performers to the Pittsburgh area.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Chamber orchestra concerts, symphony pops and a family-centered musical series are hallmarks of the PSO. Concerts are performed in the elegant Heinz Hall, the cornerstone of the Pittsburgh Cultural District.