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.

  • Appalachian Theatre & Dance, “Selkie: Between Land and Sea”
    Sep
    30
    Fri, September 30, 2016
    10:00am

    Filled with lyrical language, music and mysticism, this coming-of-age story will fascinate theatregoers of all ages. A young girl struggles to find a sense of belonging and identity as the secrets of her family are revealed. This exciting version takes us beyond the land and into the tides where protagonist Elin Jean finds that "there is more beneath the sea than you or I can imagine."

  • Film Screening: “Remember”
    Oct
    6
    Thu, October 6, 2016
    7:00pm

    With aid from a fellow Auschwitz survivor, a widower who struggles with memory loss embarks on a cross-country odyssey to find the former Nazi responsible for the deaths of his family members.

  • Theatreworks USA’s “We the People”
    Oct
    11
    Tue, October 11, 2016
    10:00am

    Sold out

    “We the People,” a musical revue that brings American Civics lessons to life and promises to make Social Studies exciting and accessible. Students will have a blast learning about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process, and more.

  • North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, “Percussive Dance Review”
    Nov
    3
    Thu, November 3, 2016
    10:00am

    Sold out

    Peppered with stories, history, and facts about the forms presented, this non-stop percussive dance review carries student audiences into a wide world of percussive dance.

  • The SteelDrivers
    Nov
    11
    Fri, November 11, 2016
    7:00pm

    2016 Grammy award-winner for Best Bluegrass Album, The SteelDrivers have captivated audiences with their blend of country, soul and blues.

  • 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 Schaefer Center presents... The SteelDrivers - Friday, November 11, 2016 - 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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  • Pink Martini to perform at ASU on July 25
    Mon, July 18, 2016

    Dubbed “one of the world’s most elegant live bands” by The Times (UK), Pink Martini with singer Storm Large and guest Ari Shapiro appears as part of the Schaefer Popular Series at An Appalachian Summer Festival at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 25.

  • AppState summer fest returns - from bluegrass to classics
    Sat, July 9, 2016

    It’s summer again in Boone, the time when a diverse group of world-class artists and performers descend onto the Appalachian State University campus for “An Appalachian Summer Festival.”

  • Front and Center, But Not Onstage: The Folks We Rely Upon When Going to the Theatre
    Mon, June 20, 2016

    Since 1992, Sarah Heustess has served as a key professional staff member in the Office of Arts and Cultural Programs (OACP). Director Denise Ringler says that Sarah manages ticket sales not just for OACP programming (namely, An Appalachian Summer Festival, The Schaefer Center Presents and the APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series), but for all events taking place in the 1700-seat Schaefer Center, home to a host of other campus and community events.

  • Broadway Star Kelli O'Hara Added to Summer Festival Line-Up
    Mon, June 20, 2016

    Whether you call it skill, good timing, chance or just pure luck, AASF is on a roll. For the fourth season in a row, and six of the last seven years, they have landed a major theatre star to headline the festival. Tony Award-winning singer, dance and actress Kelli O'Hara joins the stellar line-up previously announced and will be next in a growing secession of Broadway starts who have graced the stage of the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University.

  • 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.