Our greatest production ever

The Centre Theater

Centre Theater facade



Transformation Time


Hello Patrons of the Arts!

The Centre Theater in Norristown is about to put on its greatest production ever.

The former Odd Fellows building, where Mark Twain once performed, is about to be transformed, just as Cinderella was transformed and married her Prince Charming, the Centre Theater will be transformed into a performance space we can all be proud of.

The fourth floor has been home to a ‘black box’ theater since the building was purchased by the Greater Norristown Society for the Arts, with productions being staged by Iron Age Theatre and Centre Theater’s own production company. But the years have taken their toll.

Thanks in part to local architects Seiler and Drury, when the curtain rises again the space will have morphed from banquet chairs to 130 bolted-down, real theater seats. Back stage will be widened to allow for the construction of sets and a ‘green room’ will be established, giving the space a little well deserved  panache.

Centre Theater plans

To pull off such a feat, stage hands (not really actual stage hands, volunteers with a little vigor will work) from across the region will be needed.

We will be starting demolition of the fourth floor space on June 15, and continue on June 16. If you know how to sling a sledge hammer, please sign up today! Or if you can carry things from one place to another, or if you know how to use a paint brush, we want you! If demo isn’t your thing, we’re also establishing a list of volunteers willing to help out with shows, take tickets, open doors, or even by simply donating to the cause.

Please take a moment to sign up at centretheater@gmail.com. Tell us your name, what you’d like to help out with, what day you’d like to volunteer (both days will be just fine with us!) and anything else you’d like us to know about you!

Looking forward to the future!

The Centre Theater

Oscar Vance – president

Stan Huskey – treasurer

Josh Chung – member



It’s a hit!

CT reception area

You don’t want to miss the incredible performance of the King of Prussia Players as they bring Avenue Q to DeKalb Street in Norristown. There’s a matinee this afternoon and a full final weekend coming up. Get your tickets here, and you’ll also get to witness the ongoing transformation of the the theater as we continue to renovate the space into a destination place for the arts and entertainment of all varieties!

It’s time to get your tickets to AvenueQ!

Avenue Q” is presented by special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI)
Book by Jeff Whitty
Music/lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Orchestration by Stephen Oremus
Puppets constructed by Character Translations, Inc. for Music Theater International
Director :
Assistant Director :
Choreographer :
Music Director:
Carmen Rossi
Jay Reilly
Lauren McGinnis
Matt Durkin
Jeremy Ong
Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, AVENUE Q is still the funniest and freshest show in town!

Please note that Avenue Q is for mature audiences only.
No one under the age of 17 may be admitted without a parent.
To purchase tickets, click here. 

This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on AVENUE Q. Still, the neighbors seem nice.

There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet entrepreneur), superintendent Gary Coleman and other new friends! Together, they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

May 2018 at the Center Theater, Norristown
Show dates: May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8PM; May 5*, 6, 13 at 2PM
The Center Theater, 208 DeKalb St, Norristown
*Note there are 2 shows on Saturday, May 5. One is 2 PM and another at 8 PM
Lucy The Slut
Kate Monster
Trekkie Monster
Mrs. Thistletwat
Bad Idea Bear
Bad Idea Bear #2
Gary Coleman
Christmas Eve
CJ Nave
Jenn Smith
Alex Gregory
Jim Fryer
Kevin Durkin
Ron Frankel
Brett Brashers
Patrina Harding
Paula Urmson
Mike Zurawski
Meredith Bell
Ashley O’Connor

Winter Appeal

While our stage may be dark and quiet during these cold winter months, we still need to keep the lights burning. Please remember us when you’re planning your holiday giving. #SupportTheArts We are a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible. Please send your check or money order to The Centre Theater, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown, PA 19401.

Main Theater

Time to get your Latin on!

Latin Fiesta


Latin Fiesta will be here Sunday! Doors open at 2, show starts at 3! Enjoy classical compositions and feel the thrill of Conga line during Latin Fiesta!

The Latin Fiesta ensemble has won wide acclaim as a pioneer in the presentation of crossover concerts. The ensemble is led by award winning performers Maria del Pico Taylor, Cuban born pianist, and Raymond Taylor, English born violinist.

The composition of the group consists of:
Maria-piano, Raymond Taylor-Violin, Vania Taylor-lead vocalist, Cynthia Folio-flute,
Fernando Valencia, Tom Lowery, Victor Pablo and Cuco Aponte-Latin percussion, Mike
Boone-bass, Liliana Ruiz -Latin/Flamenco dancer. The unorthodox composition of this
ensemble lends itself to exciting and versatile programming. Rarely does one hear a crossover concert that shifts from a hot salsa tune to a classical work by Albeniz, and then incorporates a contemporary Latin version of a Baroque Concerto Grosso or a recent commissioned piece by Oscar Hernandez, Carlos Franzetti, Arturo O’Farrill, or Tania Leon, ending with the audience rising out of their seats to join in an Afro-Cuban conga line.

To get your tickets today, click here!