Perform at The State

The State is a beautiful, state-of-the-art theatre, seating 554 in the Main Auditorium and featuring an intimate, smaller space for performances upstairs known as The Attic. We boast a 29′x40′ stage, 88 dimmers, a front-center hydraulic lift, and a powerful new projector.

Making our beautiful facility a home away from home for local artists and arts groups is perhaps the most important part of our mission. It is a pleasure for our staff to work with you to “make your dreams come true” by performing at The State Theatre.

If you are booking an artist who would like to perform at the theatre please contact Greg Gabbard at

Make The State Your Theatre

If you are interested in renting the State Theatre for an event of production, please download and fill out a Request for Rental form (PDF or Doc) or use our online Rental Request Form.  Return it via email to Sam Collins,, or return it to our box office. After receiving your forms, we will contact you as soon as we are able to discuss rental rates and technical costs for the Friedman Auditorium or Attic spaces.

Main Stage Technical Specifications (PDF)
Seating Chart (PDF)
Mainstage Light Plot (PDF)
The Attic Technical Specifications (PDF)

The Attic Light Plot (PNG)
The Attic Dimensions (PNG)


  • The State Theatre is a community-owned theatre dedicated to serving the Centre County region. We’re a mainstay of the State College, PA community, a proud hub of local culture, featuring artists both homegrown and nationally renowned.

    There’s something for everyone at The State. Rock 'n' roll, country, indie, and blues. Drama, musical theatre, comedy, and opera. Movies, dance, stand-up and children's programming. There's rarely a day at The State without a show to be seen, a concert to be heard, or a laugh to be had.

    The State Theatre is your theatre. Welcome home.

  • The State Theatre, Inc. receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
  • The State Theatre, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.

    Audited financial statements are available to the public upon request. Contributions are deductible, as provided by law.

    NTEE Code:

    A61-Performing Arts Centers

    EIN: 68-0490220

    Year Founded: 2001

    Fiscal Year: November 1 - October 31


    130 West College Avenue

    State College, PA 16801

    Telephone: (814) 272-0606

    Fax: (814) 272-0607


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