About Republic Bank Performing Arts Center

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    Completed in 1998, the 2,350-seat venue (1750 seats on the first floor; 600 seats in the balcony) 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.
    Investors Bank Performing Arts Center
    Photo by:  Emma Schemelia  WTHS Class of '21
    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
    The Moody Blues     Barry Manilow     Willie Nelson     Tony Bennett     Johnny Mathis
    Gladys Knight     Frankie Valli     Kenny Rogers     Paul Anka     The Beach Boys
    BB King     Trisha Yearwood     k.d. Lang     David Copperfied    Dave Koz     The Piano Guys
    Straight No Chaser     Barenaked Ladies     Jordin Sparks     Engelbert Humperedinck
    CAKE     Anne Murray     Chaka Kahn     George Benson     Maynard Ferguson
    Charlie Daniels     Leon Russell     The Irish Tenors     The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Mannheim Steamroller     The President's Own Marine Corps Band     The United States Army Field Band
    The Pennsylvania Ballet     Riverdance     The Moiseyev Ballet     SLASK:  The National Ballet of Poland     America's Best Dance Crew
    Mutya Phillipine Dance Company     The BYU Ballroom Dance Company     Peppa Pig Live!     The Price is Right Live! 
    John Mulaney & Pete Davidson     Tim Conway & Harvey Korman     George Carlin     Lewis Black     Wayne Brady     Sinbad
    Weird Al Yankovic     Gary Mule Deer     Jim Labriola     One Night of Queen w/ Gary Mullen & The Works
    Lonestar     Clay Aiken     Andy Williams     Glen Campbell     STYX     The Oakridge Boys     LeeAnn Womak     Dwight Yokum
    Natalie Merchant     The Golden Boys:  Frankie Avalon, Fabian & Bobby Rydell     Trace Adkins     Tegan & Sara     Phil Coulter
    The Chieftains     Tenth Avenue North     NewSong     MercyMe     Sandi Patty     Jay & The Americans
    Little Anthony & The Imperials     The Temptations     The Four Tops     Peter Noone     Flo & Ed     The Buckinghams
    The Grassroots     Mary Chapin Carpenter     Jessica Simpson     Mint Condition     Monica     Gordon Lightfoot
    A Walk Down Abby Road w/ Allan Parsons, Ann Wilson, Todd Rundgren & John Entwistle
    The Rippingtons     The Indigo Girls     The Intruders     JoDee Messina     Jargit Singh     Gurdas Maan     Deepak Chopra
    Sweet Honey in the Rock     Stephanie Mills     Jesse McCartney     David Cassidy     John Michael Montgomery
    Commander Cody     Debby Boone     Morris Day and The Time     Harold Melvin's Blue Notes
    The Skyliners    The Cleftones     Patti Austin     Wayman Tisdale     Kimberley Locke     Justin Guarini     Jonathan Butler
    RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles     Howard Hewitt     Carol Riddick     Liv Devine     Jesse Teich     Geraldine Branagan
    The New York Tenors: Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriquez & Christopher Macchio
    The Sicilian Tenors: Elio Scaccio, Aaron Caruso & Sam Vitale      Ann Coulter     Laura Ingraham
    Aegis     Shanker Mahadevan    Hariharan
     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     Aida     Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat     The Man of LaMancha     Jesus Christ Superstar      Lord of the Dance     Saturday Night Fever     Fame The Musical      Swing!  Cabaret     South Pacific     The King and I     Ring of Fire      and many more!     Also taking center stage are many regional and community arts organizations including the       Marcia Hyland Dance & Arts Center       The Dance Connection       The Dance Factory      Tricia Sloan Dance Center   The Pennsport School of Dance  and  LJ Philly Dance Studio; along with national dance and talent competitions including    OnStage New York       Elite       Believe       Nexstar        Revolution     Celebration  and   Destiny.
     Investors Bank Performing Arts Center
     Photo by:  Emma Schemelia  WTHS Class of '21
    The Republic 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, fantastic sight lines, roomy cushioned seats and legroom. In addition, the Investors Bank Performing Arts 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 Republic Bank Performing Arts 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. 

    Washington Township and its surrounding communities offer an abundance of local amenities and community services. The area is rich with shopping, dining and lodging.