Mission Statement

Premier Arts inspires the imagination and develops the creative spirit of our community. Its focus is on youth, family and lifelong learning. Premier Arts, the Resident Theatre of the Lerner Performing Arts Center, is comprised of professional staff guided by engaged community leaders serving as the board of Directors.

Premier Arts, based in Elkhart, Indiana, is a recognized regional leader in providing diverse, professional performing arts education and entertainment. Premier Arts instills civic pride, confidence and character building for everyone engaged in its success. The region supports Premier Arts through attendance, contribution and volunteerism.


Core Values

Premier Arts is a reflection of Elkhart’s diverse Community. Our Program is committed to providing:

  • A fun and safe environment
  • Lifelong performing arts education, programming, and opportunities for the purpose of expressing diverse creative talents and interests
  • Professional entertainment & customer service that exceeds expectations
  • Artistic excellence and leadership in developing the total theatre experience in the downtown Elkhart Arts & Entertainment district