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
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Tickets for An Appalachian Summer Festival's 2017 season are now on sale. Visit appsummer.org for more information.

2017 Season Highlights

  • YESTIVAL: YES with special guests Todd Rundgren & Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy
  • Chris Botti
  • MOMIX: "Opus Cactus"
  • Charlotte Ballet
  • Weicholz Global Film Series
  • Broyhill Chamber Ensemble
  • Eastern Festival Orchestra featuring Midori

...and much more!

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: The Innocents (2016)
    Jun
    28
    Wed, June 28, 2017
    7:00pm

    Based on a true story, The Innocents tells the story of a French Red Cross doctor, Mathilde Beaulieu, who is treating the last of the French survivors of a German prison camp in a clinic outside of Warsaw. There will be a pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Worlds Apart (2015)
    Jul
    5
    Wed, July 5, 2017
    7:00pm

    Set in modern day Greece, Worlds Apart is comprised of three distinct love stories between a foreigner and a Greek citizen. Each story represents a different generation falling in love during a time of socioeconomic turmoil, globalization and forced immigration. There will be a pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer.

  • An Evening with Sutton Foster
    Jul
    8
    Sat, July 8, 2017
    8:00pm

    Two-time Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Sutton Foster makes her debut on the Schaefer Center stage for a high-spirited and dazzling evening of song.

  • Eastern Festival Orchestra featuring Midori
    Jul
    9
    Sun, July 9, 2017
    4:00pm

    Under the direction of Maestro Gerard Schwarz, the Eastern Festival Orchestra returns to the festival for an afternoon of memorable symphonic music featuring internationally renowned violinist Midori, and Hunter Bockes, first-prize winner of the 2016 Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists.

  • Young People's Global Film Series: Virginia's Run (2002)
    Jul
    11
    Tue, July 11, 2017
    1:00pm

    In the tradition of such timeless stories as My Friend Flicka, Black Beauty, and The Black Stallion comes this touching tale of friendship between a young girl devastated by the loss of her mother, and the young colt who gives her hope when all seems lost.

  • Weicholz Global Film Series: Rams (2015)
    Jul
    12
    Wed, July 12, 2017
    7:00pm

    In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. There will be a pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer.

  • Jennifer Nettles
    Jul
    15
    Sat, July 15, 2017
    8:00pm

    Grammy Award-winning Country superstar Jennifer Nettles has become one of the most admired singer-songwriters in music today. Since exploding onto the music scene in 2004 as lead vocalist for international duo Sugarland, Nettles has recently released her debut album "Playing With Fire.”

  • Young People's Global Film Series: Duma (2005)
    Jul
    18
    Tue, July 18, 2017
    1:00pm

    An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend of a young boy and his family living in rural South Africa. When the boy’s father dies, mother and son are forced to leave the farm and move to the city. The boy decides to run away to the mountains with his pet cheetah.

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).

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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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