Sovereign Performing Arts Center Events
The Sovereign Performing Arts Center is located in Reading, Pennsylvania less than 4 miles from the Homewood Suites Reading/Wyomissing hotel.
The Sovereign Performing Arts Center has a wonderful history being built in the 1870s as a market, with a Masonic Temple on its upper floors and in 1886 it became the Academy of Music. Then in 1917, the Rajah Shriners purchased the building and used it for various activities including vaudeville, motion pictures, and live appearances. After a fire destroyed most of the auditorium in 1921, it was rebuilt and today is a venue for quality symphonic, opera, ballet, popular music, and theatrical performances. In 2000, the Berks County Convention Center Authority purchased the Theater, renovated and renamed it the Sovereign Performing Arts Center. The renovations included an air conditioning system, comfortable seating, better stage equipment, improved dressing rooms, and more.
The Sovereign Performing Arts Center is home to the Reading Symphony Orchestra and the Broadway on 6th Street series. Some of the headliners at the theater include Willie Nelson, Hillary Duff, Jerry Seinfeld, David Copperfield, and Sesame Street Live. Click here to visit the official website of the Sovereign Performing Arts Center for a current schedule of shows and ticket information.
The Sovereign Performing Arts Center also has three ballrooms accommodating between 120 to 400 guests, each with its own unique features and amenities. Visit their website linked above for more information on planning your Greater Reading area event at the theater and book your rooms with the Homewood Suites Reading Hotel today!
The Homewood Suites by Hilton® Reading hotel offers the largest suites and most value added amenities to guests visiting the Greater Reading area. Whether you are here vacationing or on business, you’ll enjoy Sovereign Performing Arts Center shows. Our spacious suites, complimentary high-speed Internet access, complimentary Suite StartTM hot breakfast and friendly staff make us the ideal Greater Reading all-suite hotel accommodations.