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About Us

Located in the heart of Spring City, PA, THE GEM is a two-story live music venue, event hall, bar, and recording studio. We offer all genres of live music and performing arts every weekend. The unique and historic building provides excellent acoustics coupled with an intimate stage and elegant appearance. Whether you are seated in the main listening room or the second-floor balcony, THE GEM is an outstanding place to see and hear live entertainment. A cafe and bar are located on the balcony serving fresh food, beer, wine, and spirits.

Our mission is to enrich the local arts community by providing a fun, clean, and safe environment for aspiring artists and music enthusiasts of all ages and genres. Our main objective includes encouraging artists to chase their dreams by embracing the stage and developing their skills as performers. Our team works hard to keep local music alive for the community for generations to come.


 Built in1908 and originally named the Gem Theater, THE GEM was once a silent film theater and vaudeville hall through the early 1920s. It later became a meeting room for local union workers. In the 1950s it was called The Hog Shop on main where they sold and repaired Harley motorcycles. It was then vacant until the 1990s when it became a photography studio. In 2007, Chaplin's: The Music Cafe opened offering live music, events, and recording. In 2022 Chaplin's rebranded to what is known today as THE GEM. 

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