Mission 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.

Coming Soon



From luminaries of stage and screen to icons of the music industry, the 2018-19 MIAC Live series boasts a star-studded roster of performers.

National Theatre Live

Experience the best of British theatre in this series of high-definition broadcasts from London.

The Met: Live in HD

Experience the most talented singers, conductors, composers, musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers and dancers from around the world.

Emerging Artists

Experience the work of burgeoning young artists from our dance, theatre and music programs.

Charlene M. Tanner Speaker Series

This series was created in memory of Charlene M. Tanner by her loving partner, Doris Cipolla.

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