- Entertainment Venues
- Performing Arts
The Peace Center
Nestled in the heart of downtown Greenville, The Peace Center for Performing Arts is architecturally and acoustically an amazing place to see a show. Not only does the campus draw national and international talent, but its venues are the perfect setting for performances, group outings, business meetings, receptions and holiday parties.
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
The Bon Secours Wellness Arena is a 17,000-seat arena facility that was completed in September 1998. The Bon Secours Wellness Arena brings more than 1 million visitors directly into Downtown Greenville each year. Indoor football, college basketball, and an assortment of concerts and family entertainment events take place annually at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
Carolina Ballet Theatre
Dedicated to the promotion and expansion of the art of dance in Greenville, Carolina Ballet Theatre (CBT) offers quality performances that appeal to all dance tastes and styles. Founded in 1972, CBT is part classical ballet, part contemporary performing arts - all focused on delivering acclaimed performances as well as training and educating all they encounter.
Founded in 1983, Centre Stage is a year-round, 285-seat regional theater offering a wide range of entertainment. Augmenting its subscription season of music, comedy and drama, the theater also hosts art exhibitions, chamber music concerts, independent film screenings, guest lectures, galas and other special events inside a state-of-the-art performance facility noted for its unique configuration, comfort and intimacy.
Chautauqua is interactive theater presenting “History that just won’t stay in a book!” A costumed performer takes you on an astonishing journey into the past -- to laugh with Mark Twain -- to dream with Martin Luther King, Jr. -- to walk the Trail of Tears with the Cherokee. The audience interacts with questions. In June there is a Chautauqua Festival of 20+ performances, many of which are out doors with live entertainment.
Organized in 1961 as "Rotary Civic Chorale," Greenville Chorale began with 45 singers and a mission to provide the Upstate with a strong, symphonic community chorus. Since 1961, The Greenville Chorale has grown in size to a current roster of over 200 singers, the Chorale performs throughout the year at The Peace Center, Furman University and area churches.
Greenville Concert Band
As a member of the Greenville Metropolitan Arts Council and the Association of Concert Bands, the Greenville Concert Band has been a fixture in Greenville for the more than 30 years. The 50-member group performs in the city and throughout the Upstate.
If you're looking for rich, evocatively staged and costumed classical theater - drama, comedy, and musicals - in the Upstate of South Carolina, you’ve come to the right website. Every year, GLT stages 6 shows by the greats of theater, from Shakespeare to Wilde to Cole Porter. Visit us and view excellence in classical theatre.
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
What began in 1948 as a group of volunteer musicians, practicing and performing in the Women’s College auditorium on the old Furman campus, has now become one of the finest symphony orchestras in the Southeast. World-class concert facilities, musicians at the height of their profession, an internationally known music director and conductor, and a supportive community – each has made the Greenville Symphony Orchestra what it is.
Metropolitan Arts Council
The Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) is the only organization in Greenville, South Carolina working daily to support every discipline of the arts. MAC provides support to area arts organizations and many individual artists through its grants program, through its cultural planning process, by advocating on behalf of all artists and arts groups, and by providing cooperative marketing opportunities promoting arts groups that might not have resources available to them.
South Carolina Children's Theatre
South Carolina Children's theater (SCCT) performances provide young people and adults the opportunity to work with talented directors, choreographers and musicians, as well as the chance to be on stage at the Peace Center, a state-of-the-art performance venue. Volunteers graciously assist behind the scenes constructing and painting sets, making props and sewing costumes, giving everyone a chance to become a "part of the magic."
The Warehouse Theater
The Warehouse Theatre delivers Intense, Intimate and Unexpected productions of live theatre. A cornerstone of Greenville's Historic Westend, this award winning converted textile warehouse, is the home of fifteen (sometimes more) productions a year. You'll find the finest mix of emerging talents, local professionals, and artists from around the country. All of them are at the top of their game and we want you to see their work.
Founded in 2003, International Ballet (IB) is home to hundreds of dancers, parents, volunteers, and committed patrons – united in focus on community, respect, responsibility, and generosity – using dance as a means for teaching life lessons. Each year IB performs 3 mainstage productions a year, normally at the Peace Center.
Greenville Gay Men's Chorus
Founded in 2011, the Greenville Gay Men’s Chorus is a group of 30 singers who strive to build community, foster compassion, and inspire activism at home and around the world through their music and message. They perform in a variety of venues within the city and Upstate.