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.

  • Jul
    2
    Mon, July 2, 2018
    1:00pm

    After a small plane crash, Saï, a capuchin monkey born and raised in captivity, finds himself alone and lost in the wilderness of the Amazon rainforest.

  • Jul
    3
    Tue, July 3, 2018
    7:00pm

    Three very different Palestinian women living together in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find the balance between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, duty and freedom.

  • Jul
    9
    Mon, July 9, 2018
    1:00pm

    Based on the international best-selling children's classic by Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons details the summer vacation adventures of the Walker family in 1930.

  • Jul
    10
    Tue, July 10, 2018
    7:00pm

    Katie’s life falls apart after the death of her Turkish husband and German-born young son in a bomb attack. After a period of mourning, the grieving woman searches for the perpetrators of this senseless killing.

  • Jul
    11
    Wed, July 11, 2018
    8:00pm

    With its bold vision, groundbreaking repertoire and virtuoso dancers, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is known as one of the country’s preeminent touring contemporary ballet companies. The performance includes Jiri Kylian’s emotional Return to a Strange Land, Fernando Melo’s floor work Dream Play and Cayetano Soto’s playful Huma Rojo.

  • Jul
    12
    Thu, July 12, 2018
    8:00pm

    Collectively, the multi-Grammy award-winners have released seven solo efforts, co-founded two seminal bands (Nickel Creek and Crooked Still), and contributed to critically acclaimed albums from a host of esteemed artists. I’m With Her’s full-length debut album See You Around showcases their unique blend of instrumental interplay combined with breathtaking harmonies.

  • Jul
    14
    Sat, July 14, 2018
    8:00pm

    Five-time Grammy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein joins forces with vocalist Storm Large to present an unforgettable evening of music. Accompanied by a 5-piece band with music ranging from the Great American Songbook to the music of the James Bond and Mad Men era, Michael and Storm will delight you with their brilliant singing and amusing anecdotes.

  • Jul
    15
    Sun, July 15, 2018
    3:00pm

    Under the direction of Maestro Gerard Schwarz, the Eastern Festival Orchestra returns to the festival for an afternoon of symphonic music featuring pianist Misha Dichter and violinist Eva Wetzel. The program includes works by Bernstein, Griffes, Gershwin and Ravel.

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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  • Timothy Duffy has been photographing musicians in the South for thirty-five years and is the founder of the “Music Maker Relief Foundation” a nonprofit organization based in Hillsborough, NC that helps elderly musicians meet their basic needs so that they can share their music with the world. “Our Living Past” features portraits of these musicians and still lifes of Southern scenes in the form of twenty-five palladium prints created from Duffy’s wet plate photographs.

  • Sun, April 29, 2018

    Kristen Chenoweth, star of TV, Broadway and film, will be one of the headliners at this year’s An Appalachian Summer Festival in Boone. Other marquee acts will include Rhiannon Giddens and I’m With Her.

  • Thu, April 26, 2018

    Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs has come up with a summer festival lineup that is the strongest in years, following a schedule of music, theatre and film that will make Boone even more of a destination in the warmer months to come.

  • Fri, April 20, 2018

    Black Violin talk to with Kristen and Howie from the WASU Morning Show ahead of tonight’s performance at the Schaefer Center!

  • 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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