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.

  • 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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    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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    P & J Theater Works
    (814) 937-4311
    125 Summit Drive, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

    Produces musical shows in Central PA & licences shows written by Allen Jones around the country.

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

    A 50-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 20 & 21, 2017.

  • 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.