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.

An Appalachian Summer Festival
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Tickets for An Appalachian Summer Festival's 2017 season are now on sale. Visit appsummer.org for more information.

2017 Season Highlights

  • YESTIVAL: YES with special guests Todd Rundgren & Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy
  • Chris Botti
  • MOMIX: "Opus Cactus"
  • Charlotte Ballet
  • Weicholz Global Film Series
  • Broyhill Chamber Ensemble
  • Eastern Festival Orchestra featuring Midori

...and much more!

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Glory (2016)
    Jul
    26
    Wed, July 26, 2017
    7:00pm

    Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions in cash on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. There will be a pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer.

  • Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
    Jul
    27
    Thu, July 27, 2017
    8:00pm

    Bruce Hornsby has built one of the most diverse, collaborative and adventurous careers in contemporary music. Drawing from a vast wellspring of American musical traditions, the singer/pianist/composer/bandleader has created a large and accomplished body of work and employed a vast array of stylistic approaches.

  • Charlotte Ballet
    Jul
    29
    Sat, July 29, 2017
    8:00pm

    Founded in 1970, Charlotte Ballet is known for its strong dancers and versatile repertoire, ranging from classical ballet to bold, contemporary works. Featuring an all-star lineup of choreographers, this exciting performance will leave audiences feeling uplifted, energized and in awe.

  • Rosen-Schaffel Competition
    Jul
    30
    Sun, July 30, 2017
    1:00pm

    The festival, in partnership with the Hayes School of Music, proudly presents the seventh season of the highly acclaimed Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young & Emerging Artists. During the spring of 2017, contestants submitted recordings of their work and a panel of judges selected eight finalists to compete in a public performance.

  • Young People's Global Film Series: Theeb (2016)
    Aug
    1
    Tue, August 1, 2017
    1:00pm

    Theeb, nominated for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, is set in the land of Lawrence of Arabia as war rages throughout the Ottoman Empire in 1916. Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Tanna (2016)
    Aug
    2
    Wed, August 2, 2017
    7:00pm

    Based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel in Vanuatu, Tanna is a Romeo and Juliet story set in the South Pacific. There will be a pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer.

  • Theatreworks USA’s “Click, Clack, Moo”
    Oct
    5
    Thu, October 5, 2017
    10:00am

    "Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!" Farmer Brown cries. When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declared the farm a "tech-free zone." He confiscates her laptop. But the cows use her computer to type messages requesting blankets, but are refused. So the cows go on strike! No blankets: no milk, no eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands? Will Jenny get her computer back? Find out in a hilariously "mooooo-ving" musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band
    Oct
    6
    Fri, October 6, 2017
    8:00pm

    Iconic blues legends Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ unite for historic cross-generational collaboration. “TajMo” marks a timely convergence of the talents of two unique American artists who’ve already built iconoclastic individual legacies that have extended and expanded blues traditions into adventurous new territory.

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.

Learn more

  • 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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