The Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center has been a vibrant part of the Erie arts community since it opened in 1996. Its formal setting and unique architecture make it the perfect environment for lectures, orchestral concerts, dance shows and more! With chandeliers
designed in homage to The Metropolitan Opera, the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center provides world-class experiences for our community.
The Walker Recital Hall was built as an intimate performance space designed to showcase the talents of small groups of artists and student ensembles. With a 1,200 square-foot stage, stadium seating and acoustic paneling designed for optimal sound quality, the Walker Recital Hall is the perfect venue for small lectures, recitals and other intimate performances.
All of our venues have accessible entrances. If anyone in your party has an accessibility need, please contact the box office prior to the event and we will arrange accommodations. Seating spaces for wheelchair users and their companions are located throughout our venues. During your visit, our ushers and house managers will be happy to assist you. Trained service animals are permitted to assist guests inside our venues. If special accommodations are required for your service animal, please notify us at the time of ticket purchase. All other animals are prohibited.
The Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center is equipped with assisted listening devices. Earphones may be obtained upon arrival. Please contact an usher for assistance.
The first performing arts space on campus, the Taylor Little Theatre was originally constructed in 1951 as a part of a library expansion project. Years later, the Taylor Little Theatre has undergone cosmetic changes and added a top of the line Blu-Ray projection system and a brand new sound system. This intimate space is home to the Mercyhurst Theatre Program and the National Theatre Live broadcasts, but is also the ideal host for lectures, intimate acoustic shows and more.
In 1926, Sister Angelica Cummings founded Mercyhurst’s fine arts department. While guiding hundreds of art majors, she steadily built a body of work that earned her recognition across the country and Europe. In 1984, Mercyhurst dedicated an art gallery in her name.
We continue to honor her memory through exhibiting the works of our students and faculty, as well as regional and national artists. Every year, Cummings Art Gallery proudly offers several fine art exhibitions for the Erie community to enjoy.