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
    21
    Sat, July 21, 2018
    8:00pm

    “One of the best jazz bands in New York today” (Forbes) makes its debut at Schaefer Center where they transport the audience to New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets, and New Orleans jazz halls. Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sound new again with their brassy arrangements, rollicking piano melodies and smoky vocals.

  • Jul
    23
    Mon, July 23, 2018
    1:00pm

    Wunderkinder tells a tale of three musically gifted children, who develop a deep and genuine friendship despite their different religions and nationalities. When the Nazis invade the Soviet Union, their families face mortal peril and their world is suddenly turned upside down.

  • Jul
    24
    Tue, July 24, 2018
    7:00pm

    In the summer of 1993, following the death of her parents, six-year-old Frida moves from Barcelona to the Catalan province to live with her aunt and uncle, who are now her new legal guardians. The country life is a challenge for Frida – time passes differently in her new home and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious and estranging.

  • Jul
    26
    Thu, July 26, 2018
    8:00pm

    Co-founding member of the Grammy award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops and recipient of the 2017 MacArthur Fellow Genius Grant, Rhiannon Giddens masterfully blends gospel, jazz, blues, and country showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess. Her solo album Freedom Highway is among NPR Music and Rolling Stone’s best albums of 2017.

  • Jul
    28
    Sat, July 28, 2018
    8:00pm

    Named “the company of the future” by The Joyce Theater Foundation, Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch and Best of Culture by the Los Angeles Times, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world. With their versatile repertoire BODYTRAFFIC is internationally recognized as bridging both new audiences and experienced dance enthusiasts with works by today’s most distinctive choreographic voices such as Kyle Abraham, Hofesh Shechter, Barak Marshall, Richard Siegal, and Victor Quijada among others.

  • Jul
    30
    Mon, July 30, 2018
    1:00pm

    Adapted from the award-winning young adult novel of the same name, Jasper Jones is a moving coming-of-age story about Charlie Bucktin.

  • Jul
    30
    Mon, July 30, 2018
    8:00pm

    This special event showcases eTown, an exciting radio broadcast/podcast heard weekly across the country and worldwide, hosted by radio personalities Helen & Nick Forster. This special live radio show taping will feature a memorable evening of great music along with on-stage interviews with the artists and the presentation of the eChievement Award to an outstanding volunteer who’s made a real difference in their community and beyond. Special musical guests for this eTown live radio show are Josh Ritter and Mandolin Orange. Co-hosted by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the Appalachian Energy Summit.

  • Jul
    31
    Tue, July 31, 2018
    7:00pm

    Olga, an aristocratic emigrant who escaped the Russian revolution to become a member of the French resistance, is arrested for hiding Jewish children. Her fate lies in the hands of two men: an opportunistic French collaborator and a high ranking German SS officer with whom she shares a glorious past.

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

  • 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).

  • BOX OFFICE

    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).

  • ONLINE

    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.