Centre Stage Theater
Founded in 1983, Centre Stage is a year-round, 285-seat regional theater offering a wide range of entertainment within easy walking distance of historic Falls Park and the many shops and restaurants that line downtown Greenville?s Main Street corridor. 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.
Prior to 1997, Centre Stage presented its productions in various locations, including the Greenville County Museum of Art, St. Mary’s Church gymnatorium, the Greenville School District’s Fine Arts Center and a building leased for ten years at the corner of Washington and Academy Streets. In December, 1996, ground was broken for the theater’s current location at 501 River Street where it now occupies 10,000 square feet of the 30,000 square-foot Citi-Smith Barney Building. Centre Stage took occupancy of this venue on October 1, 1997.
In April, 1998 Centre Stage was designated as a Constituent Member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), whose mission is to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre, and remains so to this day. Centre Stage also is a member of the Professional Division of the Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC). Two to three times a year, the theater?s artistic staff attends unified auditions hosted by both SETC and the Metrolina (Charlotte, NC) Theatre Association.