MISSON STATEMENT


The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture strengthens the vibrancy of the Erie region by presenting world-class performing arts experiences that lift the spirit, galvanize the intellect, stimulate the imagination, and encourage the free exchange of ideas. By making these programs available and accessible to the broadest possible audience, the Institute strives to create an environment of richly varied, inclusive cultural experiences.

ON-SALE DATES FOR 2022-2023 MIAC LIVE SEASON


Tuesday, May 3 – 501 and Silver Circle memberships available (see The 501 page for more information).

Tuesday, June 28 – Season subscriptions on sale.

Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Single tickets on sale.

COVID-19 Policy Updates


WITH A SPIRIT OF SOLIDARITY, THE LEADING ARTS PRESENTERS IN ERIE HAVE BANDED TOGETHER TO DEVELOP A CONSISTENT COVID-19 POLICY IN THE FACE OF RELAXING RESTRICTIONS FROM THE CDC. IT IS OUR HOPE THIS UNIFIED POLICY ALLOWS FOR THE GREATEST EASE AND CONSISTENCY FOR ALL PATRONS.

In accordance with changes in guidelines from the CDC, masks are recommended but no longer required for performances from the following organizations, effective April 1, 2022: Erie Philharmonic, Erie Playhouse, All an Act, Dramashop, PACA, Jefferson Educational Society, and MIAC. * 

As long as Erie County, Pennsylvania, remains in Low or Medium Community Levels, as determined by the CDC, this new masking policy will remain in effect. Should Erie County return to a High Community Level, masking will revert to mandatory. These levels will be monitored by the partners on a bi-weekly basis.

At this time, proof of vaccination or a negative test is still required to attend all events. This policy will be reevaluated on a rolling basis by the partners as well. 

Please see below for specific details.

*This updated policy is at the discretion of visiting guest artists and may be changed accordingly.

COVID-19 POLICIES FOR MIAC LIVE PERFORMANCES


The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture has joined its parent organization, Mercyhurst University, and performing arts venues around the country to implement a safer return to full-capacity live indoor performances by requiring all audience members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or, if they cannot be vaccinated, to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

  • All audience members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
    • “Fully vaccinated” means that 14 days have passed since either the second shot of a CDC or WHO-approved two-shot vaccine or since the administration of a CDC or WHO-approved one-shot vaccine.
    • Audience members may display proof of vaccine on a smartphone or by showing a physical copy of the vaccination card or official vaccination record, along with a photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
  • Patrons with a medical condition that prevents vaccination will be required to provide proof of a negative test result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to entering the theatre.
    • Audience members may display the test on a smartphone or by showing a physical copy of the test results, along with a photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
    • The test must list the patron’s name, results, and a time stamp within 72 hours of the performance time.
  • Masks are recommended but no longer required.
    • Please note: this updated policy is at the discretion of visiting guest artists and may be changed accordingly.
  • Ticket holders who have been exposed to COVID-19 and/or are experiencing symptoms are asked to remain at home and contact the box office to discuss flexible options for their tickets. 
  • Please be advised that it is the responsibility of the ticket purchaser to communicate these rules to whomever they may be providing tickets.
  • Ticket holders who do not comply with these policies will not be admitted, and no refunds will be offered.
  • These protocols currently in place are subject to change in compliance with revisions to national and local guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Performances


MIAC Live

The 2022-2023 MIAC Live series boasts a diverse lineup of Broadway superstars, cultural icons, and internationally acclaimed artists.

Emerging Artists

Students from the university’s performing arts programs showcase their talents as performers, directors, choreographers, designers, stage managers, technicians, and more.

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