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.

An Appalachian Summer Festival 2020

This season of An Appalachian Summer Festival will be presented online. View the complete schedule and details

Schaefer Center Presents... 2020-21 Season Announcement Coming Soon!

Banff Film Festival Update

We are working to reschedule the Banff Film Festival as soon as this is possible, but until we ascertain when the event in Boone can be rescheduled, we'd like to go ahead and issue either a credit for future Banff tickets or a refund. Beginning on Monday, August 17, 2020, the Schaefer Center Box Office will be pleased to issue either a credit (in the form of a coupon) to be applied to the rescheduled event OR a ticket refund. This process will be available to all current ticket holders until Friday, September 25, 2020.

Important: You must turn in your original tickets to the box office in order to receive either option.

Coronavirus information

Box Office hours

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For questions, please call 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046, or email theschaefercenter@appstate.edu.

The Box Office will be closed Aug. 3-14 and will reopen Aug. 17.

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  • July
    July 2020

    Don’t we in the industry live by the adage, the show must go on? What if the show could go online? We know how healing the arts can be in times of crisis and we wanted to continue to keep alive the values embodied by the festival — artistic excellence, access to the arts for all, audience engagement, and community building through the arts — and to stay connected and creative during these unprecedented times.

  • July
    6
    Mon, July 6, 2020
    2:00pm

    Festival audiences often voice their curiosity about how App Summer comes together each season. Join the festival staff for a “behind the scenes” tour of the Schaefer Center (including a peek backstage) and a handful of pop-up home offices, a glimpse into the specialized roles of the festival staff, and a journey through the virtual planning process that culminated in an unprecedented online summer season.

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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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  • 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.