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.

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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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  • Dr. John & the Nite Trippers to Perform at Schaefer Center on Saturday, Feb. 13
    Mon, February 1, 2016

    Legendary bluesy-boogie-jazz musician Dr. John will play at ASU’s Schaefer Center on Saturday, Feb. 13. He will be joined by fellow Nite Trippers Sarah Morrow on trombone, Reggie Jackson on drums, Dwight Bailey on bass, Dave Yoke on guitar and Bobby Floyd on organ. A part of the music scene since the ’50s, Dr. John, known as Mac Rebennack outside of the music world, will come to Boone to continue his most recent tour of the East Coast.

  • American Shakespeare Center breathes life into 15th century plays
    Thu, January 28, 2016

    Centuries-old Shakespeare plays are brought to life by the American Shakespeare Center, a touring troupe dedicated to the work of the famous playwright. The ASC comes to Appalachian State University’s intimate Valborg Theatre for two showings: “Julius Caesar” at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 and “The Life of King Henry the Fifth” at 7 p.m. Jan. 30.

  • Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University Presents ISM: BFA Senior Studio Exhibition Fall 2015
    Mon, November 30, 2015

    Each student artist showcases an ‘ISM’ she or he explored throughout her or his final undergraduate school year using a wide variety of media that includes ceramics, painting, photography, pen and ink, wood, fiber, mixed media, and installation. The exhibition is on view from November 30 - December 11, 2015.

  • Podcast: Bonnie Schaefer on Becoming a CEO, Owning a World-class Spa and more
    Fri, October 23, 2015

    Bonnie Schaefer is the owner of the world-class Westglow Resort and Spa and former CEO and co-chair of the board of Claire’s Stores Inc., the leading international costume jewelry and accessories retailer for tweens, teens and young adults. On October 13, 2015, she was the featured speaker at Appalachian’s Harlan E. Boyles lecture series, presented by the Walker College of Business, and spent some time in the podcast studio talking about becoming a CEO, owning a world-class resort and spa, and giving back to the community.

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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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