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.

Coronavirus information

  • The Schaefer Center Box Office is closed for in-person traffic. However, the staff of the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is available by phone or email, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    For questions, please email heustessse@appstate.edu or call 828-719-7562. Please visit appsummer.org or theschaefercenter.org for continued updates.

    Thank you for your understanding.

  • All events at the Schaefer Center are canceled through May 2020.
  • Details related to the Banff Film Festival
  • Those holding tickets to the April 4, 2020 concert by Rosanne Cash were contacted via email with options related to credits on their Schaefer Center account, which can be applied to An Appalachian Summer Festival or the 2020-21 season of The Schaefer Center Presents, or to request refunds. No refunds or credits will be issued after April 4. The Schaefer Center Box Office is available by phone or email Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm at 828-719-7562 or heustessse@appstate.edu.
  • More Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts coronavirus information
  • Mar
    19
    Thu, March 19, 2020
    7:30pm

    Details related to the Banff Film Festival

    Boone celebrates the return of one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, bringing stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe.

  • Mar
    20
    Fri, March 20, 2020
    7:30pm

    Details related to the Banff Film Festival

    Boone celebrates the return of one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, bringing stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe.

  • Mar
    21
    Sat, March 21, 2020
    7:30pm

    Details related to the Banff Film Festival

    Boone celebrates the return of one of North America's largest screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, bringing stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe.

  • Mar
    24

    Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director

    Tue, March 24, 2020
    7:00pm

    “Seven” is a riveting documentary play by seven female writers based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia.

  • Mar
    25

    Inaugural Mountain Studies Lecture Series

    Wed, March 25, 2020
    6:00pm

    Look for a potential rescheduled date in fall 2020. As part of a robust effort to improve our understanding and resilience to the impacts of climate change on mountain systems, from April to June 2019, National Geographic and Tribhuvan University conducted the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to Mount Everest in history. Featuring speakers and expedition members from National Geographic & Rolex’s 2019 Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mt. Everest: Dr. Baker Perry, Aurora Elmore and Alex Tait.

  • Mar
    31
    Tue, March 31, 2020
    8:00pm

    Congratulations to Hayes School of Music Alum Jonathan Scales! Come hear him and his Fourchestra perform with the Steely Pan Steel Band in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Apr
    3
    Fri, April 3, 2020
    10:00am

    Mr. Jose Minaya—CEO of Nuveen, a TIAA company—oversees all operating and investment activities for more than $970 billion in assets spanning the globe and covering equities, fixed income, real estate, private markets, natural resources, other alternatives and responsible investments. Mr. Minaya also chairs the Nuveen global investment committee and is a member of the firm’s executive committee.

  • Apr
    4
    Sat, April 4, 2020
    7:00pm

    Rosanne Cash comes to Boone on tour with She Remembers Everything, a poetic, lush and soulful collection of songs that reckon with a flawed and intricate world. She Remembers Everything follows Rosanne’s triple-Grammy winning 2014 album, The River & the Thread, and marks a return to more personal songwriting after a trio of albums that explored her Southern roots and family heritage.

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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).

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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...

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    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).

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