2020 Fest – 3 Years and Counting

Arts for Everyone! June 12-14, 2020

The Central PA Theatre & Dance Festival

Do you catch yourself singing or humming along to the radio? Can you own Jeopardy’s Broadway musical category? Do you move and groove to the beat? What about drumming on your desk? Reciting a lyric or poem or even a Shakespeare monologue?

This is the year of Arts for Everyone at The Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest 2020. We’re celebrating the performing arts in our everyday lives-come join us!

June 12-14, 2020 in downtown State College

Be a part of:

  • Family Fun in MLK Plaza
  • Summers on Allen Street
  • PRIDE Festival
  • Shakespeare in the Plaza
  • Pop-Up Arts Vendor Fair

See a performance or catch a reading as Tempest Productions, Open Door Players, and over 30 performing arts and community groups offer classes, workshops, readings, and performances!

  • Texas 2-Step, Line Dances, and Latin Dance
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Circus Arts
  • Arts & Crafts Activities-Props and Masks to name a few
  • Community Sing as Central PA Sings Broadway
  • Professional and Student Performances
  • Drumming Circles, Poetry Readings, State of the Story, and much much more.

You can perform with us, watch a performance, take a class, attend a lecture – be a part of the performing arts in the 2020 Festival.

Spend Saturday morning in Friedman Park with PRIDE and join the 1st PRIDE Parade in State College!

On Sunday catch our line-up of World Fusion Dance with Egyptian Dance, Flamenco Dance, and performances by Creative Spirit Fusion, Three Aksha Indian Dance Company, and more.

Want to see a show? Catch Penn State Centre Stage with “Sentimental Journey,” FUSE Productions with “Pippin,” Tempest Productions with “The Daughters of Edward D. Boit” and their Open Door Players production of “Macbeth.”

The festival features appearances by guest artists coming in from NYC, Chicago, California, New Orleans, Nevada, and many other places. And Allied Motion, Black Cat Belly Dance, Central PA Dance Workshop, and VanDance all have exciting performances scheduled for all ages.

PLUS don’t forget the Central PA Playwriting Festival’s readings of New Plays and announcement of the 2020 Awards. And our exhibition of costume, set, and lighting design samples.

All happening in our 3 day-festival, June 12-14, 2020. Mark your calendars and make sure to join our mailing list and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as our website –

Centralpatheatre.com

See you in June!