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  • Faust


    Friday, August 14, 7:30pm & Sunday, August 16, 3:00pm

  • Les Miserables


    Friday, Sept 11, 7:30pm, Saturday, Sept 12, 7:30pm &
    Sunday, Sept 13, 3:00pm

  • Miller Center for the Arts


    Reading Area Community College


Upcoming Events:


Friday, August 14, 7:30pm & Sunday, August 16, 3:00pm

Berks Opera Company is excited to present a ground-breaking production of Gounod's masterpiece, Faust, conceptualized to address the issue of addiction. Based on the immortal tale by Goethe, Faust tells the story of an aging scientist who sells his soul to the devil for a final opportunity at youth and love. Though Faust will be set in our own city of Reading, the performance conveys a message that is relevant to every town in America.

We are excited to partner with Caron Treatment Centers to present a production that illustrates a new perspective of this classic work. Caron Treatment Centers, a Berks-based non-profit, is one of the nation's largest drug and alcohol addiction treatment providers. The performance depicts the cycle of addiction and rehabilitation with supertitles that are faithful to the language of the modern drug culture.

Art is a primary method of education to the public on topical issues, especially in our own community. Though Faust was first presented more than 150 years ago, the dilemma in the story remains relevant to issues facing our neighbors, friends and family members. There is an ever-present need for dialogue and education about substance use and abuse in Reading. Furthermore, there is a corresponding need to remind residents about treatment resources and to remind ourselves that the community in which we live inspires art and deserves celebration. We believe this production will help to show how germane the arts are to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Moreover, this story will assist its audience in realizing that, no matter what one's deal with the devil might be, there is always hope for recovery.

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Les Miserables

Friday, Sept 11, 7:30pm, Saturday, Sept 12, 7:30pm & Sunday, Sept 13, 3:00pm

Reading Civic Theater proudly presents the epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption set against a nation in the throes of revolution. Showcasing 50 amazing young talents from 8 to 18 years of age, you will feel the pain and experience the emotion found within this memorable score and storyline! Join us September 11, 12, and 13 as we present this Tony award winning uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. "To love another person is to see the face of God."

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About The Miller Center

The Miller Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Reading Area Community College, has become an anchor in the city of Reading's cultural landscape. Our 509-seat theatre offers quality programming for all ages and interests. Whether you would like to see modern dance, improv comedy or a children's show, the Miller Center has something for everyone.

Some of the more prominent acts that have appeared at the Miller Center include New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Phildanco and the Flying Karamazov Brothers. Please view our full list of shows for more details on the current season.

Along with performances, the Miller Center also hosts community events and is available for rental. For more information on how we can accommodate your event, please contact us.

ADA Information

The Miller Center for the Arts is fully ADA compliant.

HANDICAP PARKING - There is no drop off location around the perimeter of the Miller Center. It is suggested that patrons using wheelchairs or walkers and their companions park in the designated sites and then proceed to the front entrance of the building. Please do not stop along 2nd Street, as it is both illegal and unsafe.

Handicap parking is provided in two sites:

  • Front Street, under Penn Street Bridge (eastside)
  • Front and Washington Parking Garage, level 1

HANDICAP ENTRANCES - patrons in wheelchairs and using walkers may use both front entrances, both of which are equipped with electronic door opening devices.

ASSISTANCE - For additional help, please contact Brett Buckwalter, Miller Center Facilities & Production Manager at 610-372-4721, x5205 or, or contact the Miller Center Box Office at 610-607-6270.

2014-2015 Season

Box Office Hours

Mon, Wed, Fri:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Order tickets by calling our new phone number at 610-607-6270


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