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.


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The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture welcomes Broadway stars, internationally acclaimed musicians, and luminaries of stage and screen to Erie, Pennsylvania, as part of its 2023-2024 MIAC Live season.

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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