Symbols of Masonry can be found throughout the Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral, although it may not be apparent to those unfamiliar with the Craft. Shopland Hall, the small theater on the fourth floor, contains many Masonic symbols. An image of the Crusade is depicted above the stage, as well as shield motifs. These are important symbols to the Masonic Fraternity. Two-headed eagles are depicted on the ceiling of the theater. Frederick of Prussia introduced the symbol of the two headed eagle when the Scottish Rite was in its formative stages. The two-headed eagle, along with other sybols of various branches as well as the four cardinal virtues are engraved on the exterior of the building. The Robert P. Casey Library features the quintessential symbol of the Freemasons, a shovel, a pick, and a crowbar, in a glass case. Not only are these three items symbols of Masonry, but they were also used in the ceremonial groundbreaking and laying of the cornerstone during the construction of the Masonic Temple. Also in the Casey Library is a grandfather clock that features many Masonic Symbols carved into the wood, including the shovel, pick, and crowbar motif, as well as the symbol of the square and the compass with the letter “G” in the center.
The Cultural Center features a wide variety of entertainments and programs. It has hosted performances by contemporary musical artists, including Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band, N-Sync, Breaking Benjamin, Backstreet Boyz, and Maroon Five. Performances from Jackson Browne, Lewis Black, Jeff Dunham, Shinedown, George Carlin, and The Amazing Kreskin have entertained in recent years, the venue has played host to the regional Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Orchestra and many others. The Broadway Theater League of Northeastern Pennsylvania has produced an annual season of national Broadway tours for over 50 years at the venue, including Rent, Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables, and Jersey Boys. In December of 2014, the Scranton Cultural Center will premiere the fully realized stage version of the musical comedy, Harry Connick Jr.'s The Happy Elf.
The Scranton Cultural Center began a multimillion dollar restoration project in the mid 1990s. Electrical services were updated and air conditioning was installed for the theatre, grand ballroom, main lobby and lower level. Expanded and ADA compliant restrooms were added and the new Raymond Hood Room were installed in the former bowling lanes space. The ballroom's ornate walls and ceilings were also restored. In 2014, the former Junior Ballroom was updated to provide space for the newly begun Children's and Performing Arts Academy classes and summer camp sessions. Roof and masonry repairs, further HVAC upgrades and expansion as well as updates and restoration to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre, main organ, and stage house and mechanics are slated for the coming years.