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.

  • Nov
    30
    Fri, November 30, 2018
    7:30pm

    The Hayes School of Music presents its 26th annual Holiday Scholarship Concert, showcasing 13 choirs, orchestras and ensembles. Ticket sales support scholarships for students in the school of music.

  • Dec
    8
    Sat, December 8, 2018
    1:00pm

    Local youth ballet company, Studio K, transforms the Schaefer Center stage into a magical world where the beloved holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, comes alive. A cast of over 350 local dancers bring Clara’s dazzling holiday fairy tale to life. Throughout the show, the stage sparkles with playful mice, a court of soldiers, guardian angels, graceful snowflakes, waltzing flowers, precious bonbons, party guests, ginger kids, and sugar plums.

  • Dec
    8
    Sat, December 8, 2018
    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. A cast of over 350 local dancers bring Clara’s dazzling holiday fairy tale to life. Throughout the show, the stage sparkles with playful mice, a court of soldiers, guardian angels, graceful snowflakes, waltzing flowers, precious bonbons, party guests, ginger kids, and sugar plums.

  • Dec
    9
    Sun, December 9, 2018
    3:00pm

    Due to the forecast of impending winter weather, Studio K's Sunday performance of The Nutcracker Ballet has been cancelled. All tickets purchased for Sunday will be honored for both Saturday performances.

  • 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).

  • ONLINE

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    Online Box Office

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