There is a thriving arts scene in the Reading Area. If you are looking for something that’s not offered at the Center for the Arts try one of these organizations:
The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a prime example of adaptive reuse in architecture, and derives its name from the original structure from which it evolved. Where there is now a hub of community activity bringing people together in the arts and culture, there once stood a leader in the safety industry whose groundbreaking innovations spanned over a century.
The Berks Arts Council
Berks Arts Council’s mission is to encourage and promote all of the arts, to develop an appreciation of the arts, and to enrich and enhance the quality of life in Berks County. The Arts Council presents the Berks Jazz Fest, the Bandshell Concert Series, the Pagoda Awards, the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts re-granting program, the Music Composition Program, and provides art exhibition opportunities for member artists.
The Reading Symphony Orchestra
The Reading Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to provide and promote high quality symphonic music to the citizens of Reading and Berks County through:
- Classical subscription concerts
- Pops concerts
- Concerts for students
- outh orchestras
- Educational and community outreach programs
The Reading Public Museum
The mission of the Reading Public Museum, a dynamic center of lifelong learning, is to collect, preserve and interpret objects of art, science and civilization in order to educate, enlighten and engage current and future generations.
Santander Arena and Santander Performing Arts Center
The Santander Arena and Santander Performing Arts Center are the main performance centers in downtown Reading, hosting national and international performers and performances.
The Freyberger Gallery is Penn State Berks' fine arts gallery. It is located in the Perkins Center in Penn State.