The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of the nation, is close to the center of a nation's purpose - and is a test to the quality of a nation's civilization. – President John F. Kennedy
Welcome to SHS Performing Arts!
The mission of the Performing Arts Department at Scranton High School is to offer the highest quality performing arts education by engaging students in creative, thought-provoking and artistic aspects of each discipline, regardless of ability and experience. Our comprehensive performing arts program allows our students to explore their creativity, celebrate the arts, hone their skills and share their talents with each other and the community.
Our charge is to produce excellent performances thereby serving the ultimate goal of creating good citizens capable of understanding, appreciating and advocating, for the performing arts in, our community. Being active in performing arts is about joy, fun and creative expression. It is about working together in a supportive environment in order to accomplish something beyond individual abilities. Your investment of time, effort and energy will produce lifelong dividends.
Upcoming Performing Arts Events
Scranton High School Performing Arts Center
The Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Scranton High School is a small intimate theatre seating 798 people. Located off the main concourse of our high school, the PAC is the heart of our school community hosting monthly community movie nights, district board of education meetings, school presentations and so much more.
The facility was designed and built with state-of-the-art audio, video, lighting and production equipment, a 40’ line set fly-rail system, acoustics, dressing rooms for cast members, handicapped-accessible seating, and audience comfort in mind. There truly is no bad seat in our venue.
The center comfortably accommodates the needs of choir, instrumental and theater performances for the school, provides a gathering space for students and staff, and gives the community a location to hold various performing arts and other events for all ages.
We are also grateful for such an enriching facility that provides hands-on experience for students in every aspect of the theatre. From the working box office to the stage manager’s desk, our trained and eager student body fulfills every role.
SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL
63 Mike Munchak Way
Scranton, PA 18508
Box Office: 570-207-0400