Gateway Center for Performing Arts seeks to strengthen, enrich, and shape the communities of St. Louis by providing exceptional performing arts exposure, education, and expression.



GCPA believes maximum individual and community impact happens in the space where art meets life.  We strive to create access to this space

  • for ALL people
  • for the growth of relationships, community, and culture
  • for the development of performing arts disciplines to achieve lifelong success

GCPA supports artists to thrive in this space

  • by providing professional training through a leveled curriculum and providing opportunities to express and experience high quality performing arts
  • by engaging our communities and owning opportunities to make them stronger
  • by committing to leave our differences at the door and embrace our common ground as people moved by, and moving others through, art.