Completed in 1998, the 2,400-seat venue was originally designed as the school district's high
school auditorium, built to hold the school's 2,000+ student body. During the planning stages of the venue, officials decided that this theater could host large scale productions in an effort to bring local, regional and world-renowned entertainment to the community.
The theater opened its doors on September 1, 1998 (a national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King & I). Since then, the stage has been graced with talent featuring
Trisha Yearwood Barry Manilow The Moody Blues The Philadelphia Orchestra
Willie Nelson k.d. Lang The Beach Boys Tony Bennett Dave Koz
Straight No Chaser Johnny Mathis The Piano Guys Anne Murray Frankie Valli
Gladys Knight Chaka Kahn Jordin Sparks Jesse McCartney Kenny Rogers Paul Anka The Irish Tenors George Benson BB King Andy Williams Engelbert Humperdinck Lonestar Clay Aiken Maynard Ferguson Barenaked Ladies CAKE America's Best Dance Crew Tegan and Sara The Temptations The Four Tops The President's Own Marine Corps Band Stephanie Mills
Charlie Daniels Leon Russell Commander Cody John Michael Montgomery Monica David Copperfield
Tim Conway & Harvey Korman George Carlin Lewis Black Wayne Brady Sinbad
Glen Campbell STYX Peter Noone Flo & Ed The Buckinghams The Grassroots David Cassidy The Oakridge Boys Jessica Simpson The Skyliners The Cleftones Harold Melvin's Blue Notes Mary Chapin Carpenter A Walk Down Abbey Road with Allan Parsons, Ann Wilson, Todd Rundgren and John Entwistle LeeAnn Womak The Intruders Dwight Yokum Weird Al Yankovic Natalie Merchant JoDee Messina The Indigo Girls The Pennsylvania Ballet The Moiseyev Ballet Mint Condition Jargit Singh Tenth Avenue North
The Rippingtons Riverdance Mannheim Steamroller Little Anthony & The Imperials NewSong
Jay & The Americans Gordon Lightfoot Gurdas Maan Deepak Chopra One Night of Queen Sandi Patty
SLASK: The National Ballet of Poland Trace Adkins The Golden Boys: Frankie Avalon, Fabian & Bobby Rydell
Mercy Me Justin Guarini Sweet Honey in the Rock Liv Devine Jessi Teich Phil Coulter Geraldine Branagan The Chieftains Patti Austin Wayman Tisdale Kimberley Locke David Benoit Jonathan Butler Mutya Phillipine Dance Company RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles Jim Labriola The New York Tenors: Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriquez and Christopher Macchio Howard Hewett The Sicilian Tenors: Elio Scaccio, Aaron Caruso and Sam Vitale Morris Day and The Time Carol Riddick Ann Coulter Peppa Pig Live! Laura Ingraham Debby Boone The BYU Ballroom Dance Company The Price is Right Live! The Stage Show with host Mark L. Walberg John Mulaney & Pete Davidson The United States Army Field Band and the Broadway national tours of RENT CHICAGO West Side Story Evita CATS STOMP! BLAST! GREASE Fiddler on the Roof The Pajama Game Crazy For You 42nd Street and many more! Also taking center stage are many regional and community arts organizations including the Marcia Hyland Dance & Arts Center All That Jazz Philadelphia The Dance Connection The Dance Factory and the Tricia Sloan Dance Center; along with national dance and talent competitions including OnStage New York Elite Believe Nexstar Starsystem Revolution and Celebration!
The Investors Bank Performing Arts Center's primary purpose is to serve its student population as a state-of-the-art facility that accommodates several student activities — our annual dance company performance, pops concert, multiple orchestral concerts, National Honor Society Induction ceremony, and Mr. Washington Township. The center's professional sound, lighting and rigging equipment offer students hands-on experience in the production and technical aspects of theater.
The 19,344 square-foot center boasts superb acoustics, totally unobstructed sight lines, roomy cushioned seats and legroom. In addition, the center's ample parking lots provide our patrons with more than 1,700 safe, well-lit parking spaces. The facility is entirely handicapped accessible and fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The center's prime location makes it easily accessible for our patrons from Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jersey shore points, while still only a short ride from Central and Northern New Jersey, New York City and Pennsylvania's Delaware Valley. More than 150,000 music and theatre aficionados have walked through our doors in the past year!
Washington Township and its surrounding communities offer an abundance of local amenities and community services. The area is rich with shopping, dining and lodging.
The Performing Arts Center's event calendar is sure to include music and comedy concerts, touring shows, children's theater, dance theater, orchestral and symphonic performances and much more.