The Gateway Performing Arts Center is a family that is welcoming and inclusive, creative and inventive. It celebrates the joy of music and theatre in a supportive community that aspires to inspire, to teach and to learn together.
— Mark K., GCPA Parent


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Join us as we kick off our 2016-2017 Mainstage Season with the classic Irving Berlin's White Christmas!

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont Lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas

Online Ticket Sales are now closed. THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF SEATS AVAILABLE! Tickets may still be purchased at the Box Office, opening one hour prior to curtain. Please join us!

Friday at 7pm
Saturday at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday at 2pm

Central Visual and Performing Arts High School
3125 S. Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO 63139
(entrance on Kemper, one block south)

Please note, this is a city location with city parking. There are two small lots at the Kemper entrance as well as street parking. There are also many additional side streets and nearby business lots. Please allow extra time for parking!



We are beyond excited to move into our very own space beginning in 2017! We are so grateful to everyone who has supported us on our journey, and we hope many more will join us in this next chapter in our story!

CLICK HERE for more information about our move and how to get involved!

Spring classes now registering!

From our classic favorites like Musical Theatre and Acting Intensives to exciting NEW offerings like Ballet/Jazz and Acting for Film, be sure to check out our Spring Class lineup with many more offerings in our beautiful new building!

CLICK HERE for classes and registration!


lin manuel miranda's tony award winning musical comes to the gcpa stage!

Join us for the Tony award-winning production that brought hip hop to Broadway! Open to Grades 5th-12th.

CLICK HERE for more show and audition information.