Centre Theater is owned by The Greater Norristown Society for the Arts, and operated by Norristown Zoological Society.
As we work toward the creation of a new, dedicated parking lot, the main parking for the theater is street parking out front of the theater, and the SEPTA parking lot for the Norristown Transportation Center, located only a block away.
The theater itself is on the fourth floor. Also housed here is the Quiet Zone, a specially designed area created for sensory-sensitive audience members to use in the instance they become overwhelmed or need movement during a performance.
Centre Theater Gallery
Charles L. Blockson Exhibition
From his early childhood in Norristown, Charles Blockson accumulated an incredible collection of rare materials documenting the story of African Americans. The historian and scholar is the author of 13 books, a Philadelphia Award recipient, and a leading expert on the Underground Railroad.
The Charles L. Blockson exhibition is a celebration of his life's work and will feature, among others:
Manuscripts from music artist Tupac Shakur
Memorabilia from Mr. Blockson’s youth
Images of rare books available at the Blockson Collection including The Underground Railroad by William Still
Photos by John W. Mosley, a self-taught Philadelphian photographer who chronicled black life in and around Philadelphia from the late 1930s to the late 1960s
The Centre Theater's offices are located on the second floor
COMING SOON:Jazz Café
Currently under renovation, the first floor will soon be re-introduced as the theater's new Jazz Café. Featuring great food and live musical entertainment the Jazz Café is sure to become a staple of the Norristown cultural scene.
Centre Theater hosts a fourth-floor theater, the Centre Theater Gallery on the third floor, second-floor offices, as well as its lobby and, COMING SOON, a first-floor Jazz Café
(click on a floor to learn more)
INCLUSIVITY AND ACCESSIBILITY
Elmwood Park Zoo — the first zoo in the world to be accreditted as a Certified Autism Center by the IBBCES — is excited to share its know-how with Centre Theater as its new Inclusivity Consultant. Taking lead on developing its special needs productions, transitioning its operations to be inclusive, and aiding actors on how to engage with program participants. Both The Centre Theater and Elmwood Park Zoo are excited about creating yet another inclusive and accessible center for special needs community member’s right here in the heart Montgomery County.
Partners & Sponsors
Centre Theater Centre Theater is controlled by The Greater Norristown Society for the Arts, and operated by Norristown Zoological Society.