Santander Performing Arts Center

136 N 6th St, Reading
Reading PA  19602

Phone: (610) 898-7469

Santander Performing Arts Center

The Santander Performing Arts Center was built in the 1870s as a market, with a Masonic Temple on its upper floors. It became the Academy of Music in 1886. The Rajah Shriners purchased it in 1917 to use the building for various activities including vaudeville, motion pictures, and live appearances. The auditorium was rebuilt in 1921 after a fire destroyed most of the facility. At the turn of the 21st Century, the Rajah Theater was the only downtown movie palace of its kind to survive. Its sister palaces, the Astor, Embassy and Lowe’s Colonial, had all been demolished.

Today, the Santander Performing Arts Center is home to the Reading Symphony Orchestra and the Broadway on 6th Street series. It has also hosted numerous different events. Willie Nelson, Alice in Chains Jerry Seinfeld, David Copperfield, Melissa Etheridge, Daughtry and Mannheim Steamroller are just a few of the shows that have been seen at the theater.

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Parking: Street, Parking Lot

Categories: Concert Venue

Hours

Mon: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm



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Events

Postponed - ZZ Top

Postponed - ZZ Top
07:30 pm - 10/16/2019

At Santander Performing Arts Center

This event has been canceled.Refunds at Point of Purchase.Internet & Phone orders will automatically be canceled & refunded. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale...

Past Events

Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser
07:30 pm - 07/19/2018

At Santander Performing Arts Center

Discounts available for Groups of 10+! Call 610-898-7204. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM Fan Club Presale : Tue, 27 Feb 2018...

SOLD OUT - Dan and Phil World Tour 2018 - Interactive Introverts

SOLD OUT - Dan and Phil World Tour 2018 - Interactive Introverts
07:30 pm - 07/13/2018

At Santander Performing Arts Center

Dan and Phil present their new stage show - Interactive Introverts. Two internet dwelling, insecure nerds standing under the spotlight to give the people what they...

Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt
07:30 pm - 06/22/2018

At Santander Performing Arts Center

Discounts Available for Groups of 10+! Call 610-898-7204 Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM Presale Offer : Wed, 28 Feb 2018 at...

Chris D'Elia Follow The Leader 2018 Tour

Chris D'Elia Follow The Leader 2018 Tour
07:30 pm - 06/09/2018

At Santander Performing Arts Center

Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Thu, 29 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM Venue Presale : Tue, 27 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM VIP Meet & Greet Presale : Tue, 27 Mar 2018 at...

Art for Arf's Sake Auction!

Art for Arf's Sake Auction!
05:30 pm - 05/19/2018

At Santander Performing Arts Center

Boy, have we got an Auction for you! Join us on Saturday, May 19 in "Westworld" for this year's Art for Arf's Sake Auction benefiting The Humane Society of Berks...

Peppa Pig Live!

Peppa Pig Live!
06:00 pm - 05/17/2018

At Santander Performing Arts Center

Discounts available for Groups of 10+! Call 610-898-7204 Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM Facebook Presale : Tue, 12 Sep 2017...

Reading Symphony Orchestra: Picture This!

Reading Symphony Orchestra: Picture This!
07:30 pm - 05/05/2018

At Santander Performing Arts Center

Music meets visual art in this unique performance. As the orchestra performs Mussorgsky’s evocative Pictures at an Exhibition, artist Michele Byrne will paint...

Reading Symphony Orchestra -Picture This!

Reading Symphony Orchestra -Picture This!
07:30 pm - 05/05/2018

At Santander Performing Arts Center

Music meets visual art in this unique performance. As the orchestra performs Mussorgsky’s evocative Pictures at an Exhibition, artist Michele Byrne will paint...

Michael Jr.

Michael Jr.
07:00 pm - 04/26/2018

At Santander Performing Arts Center

VIP Ticket comes with early entry into the venue and a Meet and Greet with Michael Jr! VIP doors are at 5pm. Discounts available for groups of 10+! Call 610-898-7204 Sale...

Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour! – Reading, PA

Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour! – Reading, PA
06:00 pm - 04/25/2018

At Santander Performing Arts Center

Your favorite Disney Junior friends are coming to a city near you! Are you ready to DANCE?!? Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour is an ALL NEW interactive live concert...

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