Entertainment is on the menu…

As a community-focused arts organization, ArtsQuest has been committed to providing free and low-cost arts, cultural and educational programming to our region for that past 36 years.

Like everyone, we’ve had to adapt our offerings to meet the challenges of 2020, but we’re excited to be able to offer you these great dining/show experiences at SteelStacks. Keep reading to learn more about our shows and the health and safety measures we’re taking.


  • Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling (purchase tables in advance):
    Dinner and a show in the Cafe is back, but instead of buying tickets, patrons must purchase a socially-distanced table.
  • Palette & Pour (FREE reservations in advance):
    Our new brand new restaurant is now open for dinner and features live performances, Wednesday thru Saturday. Tables are socially distanced and therefore very limited, so reservations (FREE) are highly encouraged (and often necessary).
  • Day-Dining at Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem presented by Univest (purchase tables in advance):
    Purchase a table for brunch and enjoy contemporary and classic holiday music by some of the region’s top performers as you and our special holiday menu at the ArtsQuest Center.


In addition to our dining/show events, don’t miss our film screenings at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, which we are presenting following the guidelines and procedures of CinemaSafe.

Health and Safety Guidelines

The health and safety of our patrons, vendors, volunteers, staff, and everyone attending our campus, buildings, and events is of the utmost importance to ArtsQuest and we have established a number of best practices and procedures based on guidelines from the CDC, City of Bethlehem and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These include:

  • Following event capacity guidelines established by the Commonwealth
  • Practicing safe social distancing
  • Requiring everyone to wear facemasks in all indoor AND outdoor areas except when eating and drinking while seated
  • Requiring temperature checks prior to entrance of buildings
  • Greatly expanding and enhancing our cleaning and disinfecting procedures before, during, and after events

And of course, please monitor your health! We ask that if you are feeling unwell that you please go/stay home.

Event Capacity & Social Distancing

Following all CDC, state and city health and safety guidelines, campus attendance is being limited to ensure proper social distancing at our events. In addition to limited capacity based on the size of each venue/space, social distancing measures are in place including the positioning of tables/chairs at 6 ft (or more) apart. Everyone is asked to maintain social distancing of at least 6 ft from people outside of their party at all times.

Mandatory Face Coverings

Face coverings – preferably masks – covering both the nose and mouth, are required to be worn at all times, aside from when guests are eating and drinking while seated. Anyone not complying with this policy will be asked to leave.

Temperature Checks

Everyone wishing to enter the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks must undergo a temperature check before entering the building. Individuals must register a temperature below 100.4 to gain access to the building. Those who register a temperature of 100.4 or higher after 2 readings will not be permitted to enter.

Out of State Guests

ArtsQuest, in accordance with the state of Pennsylvania, requires that anyone who will cross state lines to attend ArtsQuest-produced events* must have a negative COVID-19 test registered within 72 hours prior to entering Pennsylvania. If a negative test isn’t available or possible, attendees are expected to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the state. Patrons with any questions regarding how these guidelines might affect their attendance at ArtsQuest-produced events should contact our Box Office at

*ArtsQuest-produced events include, but are not limited to:

Cleaning & Sanitation

We have invested in sanitation and disinfection products such as electrostatic sprayers, UV lamps and more. Additionally, our HVAC has also been reconfigured, to allow more fresh air into circulation within our building, and our HEPA filters have also been upgraded.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting an ArtsQuest property you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.