The Arts

There are a variety of art and cultural experiences to explore in Altoona, Blair County and we're lucky to have the perfect venues for our many performances. Downtown Altoona is home to the Mishler Theatre, a Beaux-Arts Theatre listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mishler is the performance venue for regional arts organizations. Things Unseen Theatre is a small theatre company producing shows at The Church in the Middle of the Block, also in Altoona.  For details on upcoming performances please visit our calendar of events, or the websites for the organizations listed below.

  • Altoona Community Theatre
    Office: (814) 943-4357
    1213 12th Street, Altoona, PA 16601

    Produces four shows annually in Historic Mishler Theatre. Offers summer workshops for children & teens.

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    Altoona Symphony Orchestra
    (814) 943-2500
    1331 12th Avenue, Suite 107, Altoona, PA 16603

    The ASO presents audiences with high-quality orchestral music throughout Central Pennsylvania & remains committed to community & educational outreach.

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    Arts Altoona
    (814) 201-7004
    5508 6th Avenue , Altoona, PA 16602

    Our mission is to enrich the quality of life for citizens & visitors in Altoona & the greater Blair County area by advancing a vibrant, interconnected cultural arts agenda.

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    Blair County Arts Foundation
    (814) 949-ARTS (2787)
    1212 12th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601

    Owner of Altoona's Historic Mishler Theatre, the BCAF produces the annual Blair County Arts Festival at Penn State Altoona, & presents enlightening & entertaining artistic programs to area residents.

  • Hollidaysburg Community Band Inc.
    (814) 931-7441
    101 Canal Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

    Free Summer Concerts at Canal Basin Park in Hollidaysburg: Memorial Day, May 30 at 7pm Sunday, June 26 at 7pm Sunday, July 31 at 7pm Labor Day September 5 at 6pm

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    Iron Bridge Dinner Theatre
    (814) 505-2551
    427 McFarland Road, Tyrone, PA 16686

    Central Pennsylvania's Premiere Professional Dinner Theatre Experience. Boasting incredible talent from across the United States, amazing cuisine, hospitable staff & entertaining productions. This quaint, intimate dinner theatre experience gives you an unforgettable theatre memory. Performances where big city entertainment meets a small town atmosphere.

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    The Blair County Arts Festival
    (814) 949-2787
    3000 Ivyside Park, Penn State Altoona Campus, Altoona, PA 16601

    A 51-year old tradition of celebrating music, art & food! Enjoy continuous live entertainment by more than 30 bands & performing artists. Browse the Crafts Market featuring unique, handmade treasures. Take in stunning artwork in the Juried Art Exhibit. May 19 & 20, 2018.

  • Things Unseen Theatre
    (814) 934-3504
    217 5th Avenue, Altoona , PA 16601

    A small theatre company, producing shows that are entertaining, controversial & socially relevant. Our venue, The Church in the Middle of the Block Cultural Center, provides an intimate & beautiful setting for audiences.