• Box office closed for holidays

    The Schaefer Center Box Office is currently closed for the university holiday break and will open at 9am on Tuesday, January 17. Tickets can still be purchased online!

  • Buying tickets as holiday gifts?

    The Schaefer Center will mail tickets purchased online on Friday, December 15, 2017. All tickets purchased between December 16 and January 15 will be mailed on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

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.

  • Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
    Feb
    9
    Fri, February 9, 2018
    7:00pm

    The world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form. 

  • Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
    Feb
    27
    Tue, February 27, 2018
    10:00am

    A superstar in the Celtic music world, fiddler and step-dancer, Natalie MacMaster has built a sterling career on electrifying live performances. While husband, Donnell Leahy is no stranger to the stage; his lifelong devotion to playing and performing has cemented his reputation as a peerless instrumentalist able to synthesize traditional influences with more contemporary Celtic sensibilities.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: Visions of Cape Breton and Beyond
    Feb
    27
    Tue, February 27, 2018
    7:00pm

    Fierce fiddling duo command the stage with an explosive celebration of raw energy and passion that infuses their traditional heritage with their taste for the contemporary.

  • Golden Dragon Acrobats
    Mar
    16
    Fri, March 16, 2018
    10:00am

    The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. Their stellar reputation is rooted in a commitment to the highest production value and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Golden Dragon Acrobats
    Mar
    16
    Fri, March 16, 2018
    7:00pm

    The Golden Dragon Acrobats combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Student Edition
    Mar
    21
    Wed, March 21, 2018
    10:00am

    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.

    Run time 90 minutes

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
    Mar
    23
    Fri, March 23, 2018
    7:30pm

    SOLD OUT! Join us for one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. This year, Outdoor Programs is celebrating its 22nd Anniversary of hosting the World Tour!

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
    Mar
    24
    Sat, March 24, 2018
    7:30pm

    SOLD OUT! Join us for one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. This year, Outdoor Programs is celebrating its 22nd Anniversary of hosting the World Tour!

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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  • Dancing in Drag: All Male Ballet Redefines Gender Roles
    Mon, November 27, 2017

    Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, an all-male dance troupe in New York, brings comedy and gender fluidity to the ballet world.

  • ASU alum Mike Alvarado returns to Boone as part of Us the Duo
    Mon, November 20, 2017

    Us the Duo is a musical group made up of the talented husband and wife team of Michael and Carissa Alvarado. The pair met in Los Angeles at a video shoot, fell in love almost immediately, yet did not realize they were vocally and musically compatible until sometime later.

  • Music from the heart: Us The Duo
    Mon, November 20, 2017

    Break out the holiday music and crank up the volume, music lovers, because Us The Duo is coming to Boone.

    Us The Duo is a soulful pop duo consisting of husband and wife Michael and Carissa Alvarado. Us The Duo exploded onto the social media scene in 2014 with their #6SecondCovers on Vine.

  • Acappellageddon celebrates 10 years
    Tue, November 14, 2017

    The Schaefer Center was completely filled on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 as eight a cappella groups competed head-to-head to win the opportunity to open for Us the Duo next Friday. Acappellageddon, the fall a cappella competition, celebrated its 10th year of existence this year by adding the extra requirement that each team must perform a hit from 2007.

  • 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).

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    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).

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