Who We Are
Our mission is to uplift, educate, and unite through cultural arts in Washington Heights.
The United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2012 as the arts and cultural center at the majestic United Palace, Manhattan's 4th largest theatre.
We provide cultural events from local, national, and international artists; arts education and mentoring for young people; and space as a community resource. We also show movies on a 50-foot screen, serving as the only movie theatre north of 128th Street.
Learn more about us.
What We Do
|Community Art Programs
We offer a range of arts instruction for children and adults. Most are FREE. Click here to learn when FREE classes are offered.
|Performing Arts Events
We host music, dance, and theatrical events on the main stage and in other unique spaces at the Palace. Click here to learn more.
Over the past two years we've raised over $75K to return movies to the Palace for the first time since 1969. Click here to learn more.
The Impact We Make
In 2014, our first full year of programming, UPCA:
Supporters and Partners
Since incorporating in 2012, UPCA has benefitted from the support of countless individuals, sponsors, and donors who have fallen in love with our mission and programs. Thank you to all our supporters and partners, including:
Click here to learn how you can support UPCA.