Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,673-seat multi-use auditorium located on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Center features orchestra and balcony level seating and a proscenium stage. The Schaefer Center is also home to the Smith Gallery.

  • The Steely Pan Steel Band in Concert
    Fri, October 21, 2016

    This ensemble, consisting of 22 performers and 41 steel drums, performs a variety of music, from traditional soca/calypsos, to classical, rock and roll, and traditional Appalachian Mountain music.

  • NPHC Homecoming Step Show
    Sat, October 22, 2016

    Appalachian's National Pan-Hellenic Council presents The Annual Homecoming Step Show. Music is by DJ Diesel from 102 Jamz, The Hip Hop Station. If you are looking for a mind blowing performance to end the week, look no further.

  • North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, “Percussive Dance Review”
    Thu, November 3, 2016

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    Peppered with stories, history, and facts about the forms presented, this non-stop percussive dance review carries student audiences into a wide world of percussive dance.

  • The SteelDrivers
    Fri, November 11, 2016

    2016 Grammy award-winner for Best Bluegrass Album, The SteelDrivers have captivated audiences with their blend of country, soul and blues.

  • Acappellageddon 2016
    Sun, November 13, 2016

    In its ninth year at Appalachian State, Acappellageddon is back and better than ever. Featuring all nine of Appalachian's a cappella groups, including Ear Candy, Enharmonix, ASU Higher Ground, ASU Lost in Sound, The Mountain Ayres, One Acchord of ASU, Strong Ties, App State Treble Attraction, and ASU VoiceMale.

  • Jessica Lang Dance
    Wed, February 8, 2017

    Known for repertoire rich with stunning movement and dynamic visuals, Jessica Lang Dance transforms classical ballet into emotionally engaging contemporary work.

  • Lake Street Dive
    Sat, February 25, 2017

    This eclectic quartet’s retro sound combines a refreshing blend of pop, classic R&B, jazz and soul with an infectious, easy going groove.

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Student Edition
    Wed, March 22, 2017

    The films selected for the student screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour highlight a variety of themes, from adrenalin pumping adventure to thought provoking environmental concerns – capturing the essence of mountain life and culture throughout the globe. Presented in partnership with Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs.

The Schaefer Center presents... The SteelDrivers - Friday, November 11, 2016 - Learn more

APPlause! Series

Enriching lives, sparking imaginations and inspiring a love of learning through the arts! APPlause! offers a variety of performances at venues across the Appalachian State University campus that feature university-based artists as well as local, regional and world-renowned professional artists. These affordable performances offer access to a wide variety of art disciplines for K-12 students.

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  • Smith Gallery presents Julie Belcher and Georgia Deal: Southern Charms
    Thu, September 29, 2016

    Southern Charms presents work by printmakers Julie Belcher and Georgia Deal that feature artifacts, images, and language culled from the artists’ personal histories and Southern vernacular traditions.

  • AppState summer fest returns - from bluegrass to classics
    Sat, July 9, 2016

    It’s summer again in Boone, the time when a diverse group of world-class artists and performers descend onto the Appalachian State University campus for “An Appalachian Summer Festival.”

  • Front and Center, But Not Onstage: The Folks We Rely Upon When Going to the Theatre
    Mon, June 20, 2016

    Since 1992, Sarah Heustess has served as a key professional staff member in the Office of Arts and Cultural Programs (OACP). Director Denise Ringler says that Sarah manages ticket sales not just for OACP programming (namely, An Appalachian Summer Festival, The Schaefer Center Presents and the APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series), but for all events taking place in the 1700-seat Schaefer Center, home to a host of other campus and community events.

  • Le_entreprise presents: (insert title)
    Tue, April 5, 2016

    Does art exist alone? Does art exist without a person observing or interacting with it? Does art exist only as an idea in the mind of the creator? (insert title) was a conceptual art experience that challenged viewers to think about how and why art exists.

  • 800-841-2787

    Order tickets by telephone by calling toll-free 800-841-2787 or call locally 828-262-4046. Tickets ordered by telephone can be mailed to you, or you can choose to pick them up at will-call.

    Box office hours are...

    Monday - Friday
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).


    The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is located on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. (Location and directions)

    Box office hours are...

    Monday - Friday
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).


    Please visit our...

    Online Box Office

    Tickets ordered online can be mailed to you, or you can choose to pick them up at will-call.