Arts & Entertainment

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.

  • ArtsAltoona Center
    (814) 201-7004
    Arts and Performance Center at Simpson-Temple , 2212 Sixth Avenue , Altoona, PA 16602

    Our mission is to foster a thriving, creative community & enhance economic development through the arts, education and culture & help to evolve Blair County into a destination community for the arts & culture.

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    Historic Mishler Theatre
    (814) 944-9434
    1208 12th Avenue , Altoona, PA 16601

    Built in 1906, the most recent improvement to this beautiful theatre was the addition of new seating. It is a performance venue for many local and regional arts organizations as well as national artists.

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

    2020 Free Summer Concerts at Canal Basin Park in Hollidaysburg: Memorial Day, May 25 at 7pm Sunday, June 28 at 7pm Sunday, July 26 at 7pm Sunday, August 23 at 6pm

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

    Central Pennsylvania's Premiere Professional Dinner Theatre Experience. Boasting incredible talent from across the United States, this quaint, intimate dinner experience gives you an unforgettable memory.

  • 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.