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The State Theatre

The State Theatre The State Theatre is a non-profit, community owned entertainment center. The State Theatre is Central PA's home for local artists and audiences to experience, appreciate and embrace the transformative power of the performing arts.

We are committed to presenting a variety of excellent local and national music, theater, dance, comedy, and film programming. We strive to create a memorable experience for all.

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What Star Wars movie would you like to see at the State Theatre? Comment below!
05/04/2022

What Star Wars movie would you like to see at the State Theatre? Comment below!

We recognize our volunteers this #Global Volunteer Month, and every month for their time, commitment, and service to The...
05/01/2022

We recognize our volunteers this #Global Volunteer Month, and every month for their time, commitment, and service to The State Theatre. You may see many of our volunteers greeting you at the theatre or ushering you to your seat in the Friedman Auditorium. Our volunteers also participate on many committees offering guidance and their passion for the arts throughout the year. We are grateful for all our volunteers and thank them for being such an important part of our community and our State Theatre family.

#ThankYou #Volunteers #GlobalVolunteerMonth #thestatetheatre #family #community #volunteerism #Grateful

A Deer in the Woods Film premieres TONIGHT at the State Theatre. Don't miss the 7 PM screening! https://bit.ly/3vtD9BS
04/28/2022

A Deer in the Woods Film premieres TONIGHT at the State Theatre. Don't miss the 7 PM screening! https://bit.ly/3vtD9BS

💥2 DAYS AWAY!💥Don't miss the premiere of A Deer in the Woods Film on April 28th. https://bit.ly/3vtD9BS
04/27/2022

💥2 DAYS AWAY!💥Don't miss the premiere of A Deer in the Woods Film on April 28th. https://bit.ly/3vtD9BS

04/27/2022

Turandot will be screening at The State Theatre Saturday, May 7th at 12:55 PM! Don't miss this extravagant, beautiful opera. Tickets --> https://bit.ly/3O570ce

Blood will be shed. 🩸 A Deer in the Woods Film premieres here at the State Theatre in 6 days! https://bit.ly/3vtD9BS
04/24/2022

Blood will be shed. 🩸 A Deer in the Woods Film premieres here at the State Theatre in 6 days! https://bit.ly/3vtD9BS

Happy Movie Theatre Day! The State Theatre is proud to screen movies for our community. Check out what films are coming ...
04/23/2022

Happy Movie Theatre Day! The State Theatre is proud to screen movies for our community. Check out what films are coming up next! https://bit.ly/3OxhbGS

Grab your scrunchies and jean jackets. Rock the 80's is tonight! Rock out to some 80's music for a stellar cause. https:...
04/22/2022

Grab your scrunchies and jean jackets. Rock the 80's is tonight! Rock out to some 80's music for a stellar cause. https://bit.ly/3LaloxV

Thanks to the The Machine for a rocking night at The State Theatre. 🎸
04/22/2022

Thanks to the The Machine for a rocking night at The State Theatre. 🎸

#DidYouKnow that Shawn Colvin has won three GRAMMY Awards and has 10 nominations? #Fact Don't miss Shawn Colvin at the S...
04/22/2022

#DidYouKnow that Shawn Colvin has won three GRAMMY Awards and has 10 nominations? #Fact Don't miss Shawn Colvin at the State Theatre on May 10th! https://bit.ly/3MbBA1R

04/22/2022

We will be screening Lucia di Lammermoor on May 21st! Enjoy this clip. #Repost The Metropolitan Opera

Happy Earth Day! #DidYouKnow that the State Theatre composts? Our popcorn bags and cups are compostable. #Fact
04/22/2022

Happy Earth Day! #DidYouKnow that the State Theatre composts? Our popcorn bags and cups are compostable. #Fact

Ariadne Auf Naxos will be at the State Theatre Sunday, April 24th! The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen brings one of ...
04/22/2022

Ariadne Auf Naxos will be at the State Theatre Sunday, April 24th! The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen brings one of her signature roles to the Met for the first time as the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus, and Wolfgang Brendel as the Major-Domo. Marek Janowski conducts. Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/3rElgz3

We have three pairs of tickets to give to the first three people to comment their favorite Pink Floyd song. 🤘 Ready... S...
04/21/2022

We have three pairs of tickets to give to the first three people to comment their favorite Pink Floyd song. 🤘 Ready... Set... GO!

A Deer in the Woods Film premieres here at the State Theatre April 28th at 7 PM. 🩸🎥 https://bit.ly/3vtD9BS
04/21/2022

A Deer in the Woods Film premieres here at the State Theatre April 28th at 7 PM. 🩸🎥 https://bit.ly/3vtD9BS

#DidYouknow that in Paris, Texas the character Travis, played by Harry Dean Stanton, doesn't speak at all until 26 minut...
04/20/2022

#DidYouknow that in Paris, Texas the character Travis, played by Harry Dean Stanton, doesn't speak at all until 26 minutes into the film? #Fact Don't miss Paris, Texas at the State Theatre on April 25th!

Happy Birthday, Tim Curry! 🎉 We love seeing you on the big screen every October for Rocky Horror.💋
04/19/2022

Happy Birthday, Tim Curry! 🎉 We love seeing you on the big screen every October for Rocky Horror.💋

On this snowy day, we can hear Madeleine Peyroux's Weary Blues. #QOTD #Lyrics Tix --> https://bit.ly/3KQFhtC
04/18/2022

On this snowy day, we can hear Madeleine Peyroux's Weary Blues. #QOTD #Lyrics Tix --> https://bit.ly/3KQFhtC

Clarence Bucaro will be at the State Theatre Tuesday, May 10th with Shawn Colvin. Get more information here. --> https:/...
04/18/2022

Clarence Bucaro will be at the State Theatre Tuesday, May 10th with Shawn Colvin. Get more information here. --> https://bit.ly/3MbBA1R

#DidYouKnow that Madeleine Peyroux got her start busking the busy streets of Paris? #Fact Don't miss Madeleine on her Ca...
04/16/2022

#DidYouKnow that Madeleine Peyroux got her start busking the busy streets of Paris? #Fact Don't miss Madeleine on her Careless Love Tour! She will be at the State Theatre on May 15th. Tix --> https://bit.ly/3KQFhtC

04/15/2022

Don't miss A Deer in the Woods Film coming to the State Theatre April 28th!

Don't miss Don Carlos tomorrow at 12 PM at the State Theatre!
04/15/2022
Don Carlos: Trailer

Don't miss Don Carlos tomorrow at 12 PM at the State Theatre!

Watch a trailer for David McVicar’s new staging of Verdi’s Don Carlos, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. On stage through March 26. 2021–22 season.

Check out this clip of The Metropolitan Opera's performance of Ariadne Auf Naxos! Don't miss the screening of Ariadne Au...
04/14/2022
Ariadne auf Naxos: “Es gibt ein Reich”

Check out this clip of The Metropolitan Opera's performance of Ariadne Auf Naxos! Don't miss the screening of Ariadne Auf Naxos on April 24th at the State Theatre.

Lise Davidsen sings an excerpt from Ariadne’s aria in the final dress rehearsal. Production: Elijah Moshinsky. Conductor: Marek Janowski. 2021–22 season.

It's not too late to catch Throne of Blood tonight at the State Theatre. Check out the trailer below and click this link...
04/11/2022
Throne of Blood (1957) HD Trailer

It's not too late to catch Throne of Blood tonight at the State Theatre. Check out the trailer below and click this link for tickets: https://bit.ly/3DOWAIS

HD Trailer for the 1957 Akira Kurosawa film.A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare's definitive ...

Listen to this "Black Hearted Woman" cover from LIVE AT the Fillmore! Don't miss Live at the Fillmore at the State Theat...
04/09/2022
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Listen to this "Black Hearted Woman" cover from LIVE AT the Fillmore! Don't miss Live at the Fillmore at the State Theatre April 13th at 8 pm.

LIVE AT THE FILLMORE™, The Definitive Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band performs 'Black Hearted Woman' from the ABB's first album for a sold out a...

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Tuesday 12pm - 5pm
Wednesday 12pm - 5pm
Thursday 12pm - 5pm
Friday 12pm - 5pm

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The State Theatre is a nonprofit performing arts center serving Central Pennsylvania and beyond! We are a home for local artists and audiences to experience, appreciate and embrace the transformative power of the performing arts. We are committed to presenting a variety of excellent local and national music, theater, dance, comedy, and film programming. We strive to create a memorable experience for all.

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We are getting closer to the big day!! Not many tickets left for the Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund Rock The 80’s Concert! Grab your tickets now and we’ll see you all at the The State Theatre this Friday Night! 7PM SHOWTIME!
WE ARE LOCAL this weekend!!! Friday, April 22 - Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund Rock The 80s Benefit Concert at The State Theatre! 7PM Saturday, April 23 - Blue/White Pre-Game Show at Beaver Stadium! 12-2PM Saturday, April 23 - Doggie's Pub! 9PM! Have a great week and we’ll see everyone soon!
Hey Everyone! We’ll be playing as part of the Acres Project benefit show at The State Theatre
Yo! When:Friday, April 22nd. Where: The State Theatre Why: Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund A great group of local musicians having so much fun playing all of your favorite tunes from the 1980’s! Please get your tickets NOW. This rock show will sell out!
We're excited to sponsor the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival at The State Theatre April 7th and 8th! Come by and visit our solar team, grab a beer, and enjoy the majestic wonder of Banff Mountaineering in this one-of-a-kind world tour. Get tickets ASAP before they sell out: https://fb.me/e/4DkpdgFZb
Our tour with Twiddle kicks off next Tuesday (4/5) at The State Theatre! Can't wait to get back out there. Who we gonna see? Tickets available on our website: https://www.andyfrasco.com/tour
Do you know we have 3 Art Alliance members exhibiting downtown? When you're out and about enjoying the 1st First Friday of 2022, stop by The State Theatre to see Ray Bilger's black and white artwork, Downtown State College office to see Francine Jones' watercolor paintings, and Kish Bank Expect More Store to see Joanne Landis' colorful paintings. Show your love and support for the arts by tagging us on Facebook and Instagram! More First Friday event info: https://fb.me/e/1CnzVHNeJ #artallianceofcentralpa #pennstate #exhibition #exhibitionart #happyvalleypa #localartists #statecollege #statecollegepa #communityarts #happyvalley #centralpennsylvania #artshow #localartist #centralPA #artexhibition #firstfriday
Come by and experience April First Friday 2022 tomorrow! Parking validations for the Pugh, Fraser and Beaver garages available at the Downtown Improvement District office (127 S Fraser) until 8pm. Weather Update: Caledonia Band will now be playing inside The State Theatre lobby from 5-7pm instead of outdoors on the MLK Plaza. #downtownstatecollege #firstfriday
Here’s to another week of living for the music! 🎶💃🏻⚡️We’re looking forward to being back at Gigi's Southern Table 🐊🍸and University Wine Company 🍷🍷for some lovely evenings on Wednesday and Friday. And we’re honored to be a part of Happy Valley's Got Talent to Benefit the Tides Program at The State Theatre on Saturday. 🎥🌟 It’s going to be a great week! Hope to see ya!
Keeping our fingers crossed for good weather for Caledonia Band this Friday, but we have a plan to move inside if needed...thanks to The State Theatre! Thank you The Band Junkies! #downtownstatecollege #firstfriday
GALENTINES!! 👑👑👑 Lawdy do we love a good collab and holy hellzzzz this is gonna be a dandy! We’re packing a boatload of talent into a banger of a performance with these QUEENS. We’ll be taking the stage with Hops & Vines and Mary Anne Cleary for the Women’s Voices show at The State Theatre later in March. Keep yer eyeballs peeled for more deets and sweets. 👀🤩🎶🎤👩🏼‍🎤
Celebrate Black History Month with this thoughtful event at The State Theatre!