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State Theatre Center for the Arts

Easton has an incredible art and culture scene just waiting for you to explore. The State Theatre Center for the Arts is a fascinating building from the 1800s and a popular attraction for visitors and locals. The venue now hosts popular shows, concerts, and events for visitors of all ages. Plus, it’s only about a five-minute drive from The Lafayette Inn. 

What to See at State Theatre Center for the Arts

State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton is a historic venue that holds shows, including the nation’s best Broadway musical tours, world-renowned musicians, popular comedians, and numerous family-friendly events. It even hosts an annual awards show called the Freddy Awards to recognize the best musical theater productions in Lehigh Valley high schools.

The Fascinating History of State Theatre Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts started out as the Northampton National bank in 1873. After becoming a theatre and undergoing several name changes, the attraction was almost taken down. That’s when a group called the “Friends of the State Theatre” saved it. They raised money to keep the theatre and turned it into a non-profit organization. 

The Haunted Theatre in Easton

Fred the Ghost is one of the most famous ghosts in all of Lehigh Valley. J. Fred Overstock managed the company that owned the theatre and is honored every year with the Freddy Awards. Visitors and locals sometimes see the ghost of Fred roaming around backstage from time to time!

Parking at State Theatre Center for the Arts

If you are visiting the theatre for a show, you can park at one of the 2 parking garages on S.3rd street or the new parking garage on N.4th and Church streets that’s slated to open summer of ’22. 

Unwind after an Exhilarating Performance at State Theatre Center for the Arts

Relax after a phenomenal show at State Theatre Center for the Arts by resting at The Lafayette Inn in Easton, PA. Our historic and charming accommodations are the perfect backdrop to a relaxing getaway.

You’ve got some exploring to do, so check our availability and start planning your getaway today!

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