• Schaefer Center closed for break

    The Schaefer Center Box Office is currently closed for break and will open at 9am on Monday, August 17. Tickets for the Schaefer Center 2015-16 season will go on sale on Monday, August 17.

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,684-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 Catherine J. Smith Gallery.

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  • The Schaefer Center Announces 2015-16 Performance Series!
    Friday, July 31, 2015 - 10:06am

    The Schaefer Center’s 2015-16 performance series, presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, offers students, faculty, staff and the community a diverse array of music, theatre and dance designed to enrich the cultural landscape of the campus and surrounding area. By creating memorable performance experiences and related educational and outreach activities, the series promotes the power and excitement of the live performance experience; provides a "window on the world" through the artistry of nationally and internationally renowned artists and showcases some of the finest artists of our nation and our region. For more information, visit http://theschaefercenter.org.

  • Monday, April 13, 2015 - 4:38pm

    The Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University presents PROM. the BFA Senior Studio Exhibition for Spring 2015. The exhibition is on view from April 27th through May 8th, 2015 and includes work by the candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art.

  • Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates Grand Opening to A Sold-Out Crowd; Photos Included!
    Friday, July 19, 2013 - 2:05pm

    High Country Press

    After a 10-month long extensive renovation, the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on Appalachian State University’s campus celebrated its grand opening on July 18 with Idina Menzel with the Eastern Festival Orchestra and more than 1,635 attendees to the completely sold-out show.