With so much to do in downtown Reading, you may need a little help on finding some things like the best hotels and eclectic dining hot spots, parking information, local transportation or info on some of our prestigious landmarks. We've got you covered!

Santander Arena

700 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19602


The Santander Arena, formerly known as the Sovereign Center, is managed by SMG and first opened its doors in September of 2001. Since then, it has hosted over 2200 shows in a wide range of genres. The arena, which seats up to 8800 for concerts and 7200 for hockey, is home to the Reading Royals of the ECHL. 

Santander Performing Arts Center

136 N. Sixth Street
Reading, PA 19601

The Santander Performing Arts Center was built in the 1870s as a market, with a Masonic Temple on its upper floors. It became the Academy of Music in 1886. The Rajah Shriners purchased it in 1917 to use the building for various activities including vaudeville, motion pictures, and live appearances. The auditorium was rebuilt in 1921 after a fire destroyed most of the facility. At the turn of the 21st Century, the Rajah Theater was the only downtown movie palace of its kind to survive. Its sister palaces, the Astor, Embassy and Lowe’s Colonial, had all been demolished. Today, the Santander Performing Arts Center is home to the Reading Symphony Orchestra and the Broadway on 6th Street series.

Miller Center for the Arts

4 N. Second Street
Reading, PA 19601

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. A 509-seat theater 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.

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

201 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19601

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts consists of a 145,000 square foot, five-story community arts center in what was formerly the Willson Goggle Factory Building. GoggleWorks features six large teaching studios in ceramic, hot and warm glass, jewelry, photography, and wood; 35 juried artists’ studios, exhibition galleries, and houses the offices of over a dozen arts, culture, and creative economy organizations. The complex also includes a 131-seat theatre, which presents art house films daily, a café, and store, which retails the work of over 200 individual artists from around the country.

Pennsylvania's Americana Region
formerly Go Greater Reading


Pennsylvania's Americana Region guides and refers travelers to specific destinations and information in Greater Reading and Berks County. Whether it’s accommodations, museums, attractions, tours, sports and recreation, shopping, meetings and conventions, or group tours, they’re ready to assist you.

Genesius Theatre

153 N. 10th Street
Reading, PA 19601

Genesius Theatre is a performance venue that specializes in Musical Theatre. The theatre doubles as a learning center for children by providing youth performances and children’s summer theatre camp every year. The "Genesius Difference" is the up-close atmosphere of the performances. The power of this inspiring and dynamic medium transforms the artists who create it, the audiences who enjoy it, and the patrons who support it.

Reading Community Players

403 N. 11th Street
Reading, PA 19601

Reading Public Museum

500 Museum Road
Reading, PA 19611

Reading Royals

645 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19601

Berks Arts Council

201 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19601

Berks Community Television (BCTV)

1900 N. 13th Street
Reading, PA 19604


There are at least 20 pieces of public art in Downtown Reading, PA.