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.

  • Oct
    18
    Thu, October 18, 2018
    7:00pm

    The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America's foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice.

  • Oct
    19
    Fri, October 19, 2018
    7:00pm

    Under the direction of Grant Llewellyn, the North Carolina Symphony returns to the Schaefer Center to present a program featuring the Cherokee Chamber Singers, soprano Eliza Bagg and the Hayes School of Music’s Appalachian Symphony Orchestra. The program includes works by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and William Brittelle.

  • Oct
    24
    Wed, October 24, 2018
    8:00pm

    Appalachian Popular Programming Society presents singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney.

  • Nov
    1
    Thu, November 1, 2018
    10:00am

    This talented musical ensemble offers some of the most exciting Australia-themed shows, concerts and workshops in the U.S. Since 2004, the musicians have presented 6,000+ programs at schools and other venues nationwide. Its highly-acclaimed show is a unique fusion of music, culture, science, comedy, character building, anti-bullying, environmentalism and audience participation.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Nov
    8
    Thu, November 8, 2018
    7:00pm

    Over 50 years ago, Stephen Stills met Judy Collins and their tumultuous love affair was immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut. These music icons will pull from their rich catalogs and share warm and intimate stories from their journeys and the 1960s folk and Laurel Canyon scenes they helped build.

  • Nov
    14
    Wed, November 14, 2018
    7:00pm

    This world-renowned, folkloric ballet ensemble from Mexico City is beloved for its artistry and ability to captivate audiences. For six decades, the company has presented dances reflecting the cultural traditions of Mexico, featuring authentic music and costumes, combined with inspired dancing that brings audiences to their feet.

  • Feb
    13
    Wed, February 13, 2019
    7:00pm

    Herbie Hancock has defied tradition over the years creating music that expands the possibilities of musical thought. Embracing elements of rock, soul, funk and electronica, Hancock is often described by many as a visionary, an architect in the post-bop sound. With a career spanning more than 50 years, his passion for innovation and creativity remains unparalleled.

  • Feb
    19
    Tue, February 19, 2019
    7:00pm

    Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem is a globally-acclaimed dance institution that has occupied a distinguished place in the New York City’s cultural landscape and brings innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences across the country and around the world. The 16-member professional dance ensemble has performed in 41 countries on six continents, in 44 states and more than 250 cities across North America.

  • Mar
    22
    Fri, March 22, 2019
    7:30pm

    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 23rd Anniversary of hosting the World Tour!

  • Mar
    23
    Sat, March 23, 2019
    7:30pm

    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 23rd Anniversary of hosting the World Tour!

  • Apr
    5
    Fri, April 5, 2019
    10:00am

    The World of Musicals brings the very best of musical theatre to life. This captivating production is an emotional journey through the great world of musicals that will leave young audiences spell-bound and singing along with their favorite show tunes from the movies and musicals they love.

    Run time approximately 60 minutes

  • Apr
    5
    Fri, April 5, 2019
    7:00pm

    The World of Musicals brings the very best of musical theatre to life. This captivating production is an emotional journey through the great world of musicals that will leave audiences spell-bound and singing along with their favorite show tunes from the movies and musicals they love.

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).

  • 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).

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    Tickets ordered online can be mailed to you, or you can choose to pick them up at will-call.