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About Us

Located in the heart of downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin – Cappella Performing Arts Center is working to evolve as a world-class center for arts education, culture, and the performing arts. We are enthusiastic to be a leading voice, advocate, and destination for arts education and the performing arts in La Crosse County, Wisconsin while making a positive impact on the arts regionally, nationally, and globally.

Our Historic Building

Our building originally was the First Methodist Episcopal Church of La Crosse, WI and was dedicated in 1886. It’s gone through a lot of changes and expansions since then, and we couldn’t agree more with what M. B. Balch said about the building in his report of the dedication event: “…it is convenient and durable ‘a thing of beauty’ and, therefore, ‘a joy forever’.”

Image of the outside of Cappella Performing Arts Center, a historic building that used to be a church in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Board Of Directors

Meet our board of directors.

Mission, Vision, & Values

Cappella’s mission is to inspire, educate and entertain through its distinct and engaging cultural and artistic offerings that embrace and amplify the diversity of the region.

Image of oboe player and accompanist from the Cappella Performing Arts Center Oboe Chamber Recital.

Watch & Listen

Get a taste of what performances are like at Cappella Performing Arts Center.