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.

  • Studio K: The Nutcracker Ballet
    Dec
    10
    Sat, December 10, 2016
    2:00pm

    Local youth ballet company, Studio K, transforms the Schaefer Center stage into a magical world where the beloved holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, comes alive.

  • Studio K: The Nutcracker Ballet
    Dec
    10
    Sat, December 10, 2016
    7:00pm

    Local youth ballet company, Studio K, transforms the Schaefer Center stage into a magical world where the beloved holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, comes alive.

  • Jessica Lang Dance
    Feb
    8
    Wed, February 8, 2017
    7:00pm

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

  • Lake Street Dive
    Feb
    25
    Sat, February 25, 2017
    7:00pm

    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
    Mar
    22
    Wed, March 22, 2017
    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.

  • The Nile Project
    Apr
    4
    Tue, April 4, 2017
    10:00am

    Founded in 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero, the Nile Project is one of the tightest cross-cultural musical collaborations in history.

  • The Nile Project
    Apr
    4
    Tue, April 4, 2017
    7:00pm

    This unique collaboration brings together artists hailing from along the great river that connects 11 countries and over 400 million people, to make music reflecting cultural traditions of the oldest place on earth.

  • Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
    Apr
    26
    Wed, April 26, 2017
    10:00am

    Two-time Grammy Award-winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer are a formidable powerhouse of sound, with a repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk, old-time country and swing music. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the acoustic and electric guitar, five-string banjo, mandolin, cello banjo, ukulele, percussion and many other instruments.

The Schaefer Center presents... Lake Street Dive - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 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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  • 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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    Tickets ordered online can be mailed to you, or you can choose to pick them up at will-call.