UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, January 15, 2021

Michael Wigge returns to the Miller Center - this time with a cross country trek! The audience joins extreme adventurer Michael Wigge for incredible challenges as he attempts - and succeeds - in visiting the United States of America - all 50 states - in 50 days...and mostly by van!

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy and daredevil stunts are the signature style of CIRCO COMEDIA starring the fantastic duo Jean Saucier & Patrick Côté from Montreal - performing their distinctive style of humour, acrobatic tricks, daring feats, magic and eccentricity.


News

Due to the pandemic, Reading Area Community College has made the decision to close the Miller Center for the remainder of the 2020 Calendar year. All ticket sales are suspended and we are working to reschedule the shows planned for the fall of 2020. We will announce when sales resume. If you have any questions, please call and leave a message, we will be checking them on a weekly basis, or email us at MillerCenter@racc.edu. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.

Please take this short survey to help us plan our reopening. 


The Miller Center staff has created a Homebound Arts & Film Toolkit - you can find our videos with our recommendations on our Facebook page, and a comprehensive list on our Outreach & Community Page. 


Red Tail Entertainment is offering a free digital download of their Prehistoric Aquarium Educational Activity Book that brings the creatures in the PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE to life.


COVID-19 UPDATE: April 7, 2020

Current state and federal restrictions in response to the COVID19 pandemic have caused the Miller Center to temporarily suspend April performances, and it is with much optimism that we look toward the second half of June. All patrons holding tickets for the April date will be automatically switched to the new date, retaining the same seating. If you are unable to attend the show on the new date, we will be happy to issue you credit toward a performance in the 2020-2021 season. We plan to announce the 2020-2021 season in the next few weeks. For ticketing and other patron information, please visit  the Patron Information page.
 
Many thanks for all your support and understanding and we look forward to seeing you in June.
 
Thank you,
 
Cathleen Stephen, Director


COVID-19 UPDATE: March 13, 2020

As arts organizations around the country make decisions in the shared effort to curb the spread of COVID19, The Miller Center for the Arts is announcing the cancellations of all events starting with Danu, Friday 13, through the screenings of Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb  on Friday, April 17.  Patrons holding tickets for any events occurring during this time period will be refunded the cost of their in the method in which purchased with cash sales reimbursed via check.
 
The safety and health of our audiences, artists and theatre staff remains our highest priority. As the situation around COVID19 evolves, we will continue take precautions as outlined by federal health authorities and state and local officials, to ensure that The Miller Center for the Arts is ready to welcome patrons back after this temporary suspension of shows.


MILLER CENTER RESPONDS TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

In an effort to assuage and protect our patrons and supporters, the Miller Center is taking the following measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19 (otherwise known as Coronavirus):

  • Establish hand sanitizer stations throughout the Miller Center facility,
  • Provide sanitized wipes for use on armrests, and
  • Staff will limit contact with audience members by looking at tickets rather than tearing them.

In turn, Miller Center patrons and supporters are encouraged to:

  • Stay home if feeling ill (the Miller Center is happy to exchange your ticket for an event later in the season),
  • Wash hands thoroughly and frequently,
  • Cough/sneeze into your elbow, and
  • Apply hand sanitizer when available.

Miller Center programming and operations will continue as usual unless the City of Reading or Reading Area Community College calls for a state of emergency.


ABOUT THE MILLER CENTER

The Miller Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Reading Area Community College, has become an anchor in the city of Reading's cultural landscape. Our 509-seat theatre offers quality programming for all ages and interests. Whether you would like to see modern dance, improve comedy or a children's show, the Miller Center has something for everyone.

Some of the more prominent acts that have appeared at the Miller Center include David Sedaris, Judy Collins, New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Phildanco and the Flying Karamazov Brothers. Please view our full list of shows for more details on the current season.

Along with performances, the Miller Center also hosts community events and is available for rental. For more information on how we can accommodate your event, please contact us.

Donations

Thousands of people each year participate in and attend Miller Center programs.  Visiting artists from across the country and around the world bring meaningful experiences to underserved populations including at-risk and economically compromised youth and families, charitable organizations and local arts partners.  Contributions help underwrite these activities and support our operations, but the COVID19 pandemic has doubly impacted the arts and culture sector - the Miller Center included. Your contribution at this time is particularly crucial.


ADA INFORMATION

The Miller Center for the Arts is fully ADA compliant.

HANDICAP PARKING - There is no drop off location around the perimeter of the Miller Center. It is suggested that patrons using wheelchairs or walkers and their companions park in the designated sites and then proceed to the front entrance of the building. Please do not stop along 2nd Street, as it is both illegal and unsafe.

Handicap parking is provided in two sites:

  • Front Street, under Penn Street Bridge (east side)
  • Front and Washington Parking Garage, level 1

HANDICAP ENTRANCES - patrons in wheelchairs and using walkers may use both front entrances, both of which are equipped with electronic door opening devices.

ASSISTANCE - For additional help, please contact Brett Buckwalter, Miller Center Facilities & Production Manager at 610-372-4721, x5205 or bbuckwalter@racc.edu, or contact the Miller Center Box Office at 610-607-6270.