Upstate SC Arts and Entertainment

Arts Events in the Upstate, SC

It’s no surprise that the arts scene in the Upstate, SC is thriving. World-class and innovative art museums and galleries, including the Greenville County Museum of Art, Upcountry History Museum, Centre Stage, and the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, a community of passionate, talented performers and visual artists and a host of world-class performing arts organizations—the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, the Artists’ Guild Spartanburg, Anderson Artists Guild, Carolina Ballet Theatre, and Greenville Theatre to name a few—ensure there is always something captivating in the Upstate.

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Arts & Entertainment

The Upstate, SC is bursting at the seams with an endless supply of live performing arts and visual arts galleries. To get started with planning your exploration of Upstate’s thriving, smart arts scene and entertainment, browse the listings below.

Chapman Cultural Center

Chapman Cultural Center provides cultural leadership for Greater Spartanburg by developing, strengthening, and promoting the scope, excellence and educational role of the arts, humanities and sciences, and to further their significance in the life of our community. Its educational programs serve more than 40,000 public and private school students throughout Spartanburg County, with residencies by professional artists in the disciplines of music, dance, visual arts, literature, media, theatre, and crafts.

Peace Center

The Peace Center, located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, is the premier performing arts center in the Upstate with a 2,100-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theater, an amphitheater, a sophisticated patrons lounge, and a variety of indoor and outdoor meeting, rehearsal, and event spaces. Several of Greenville’s excellent performing arts organizations are resident companies. These include Carolina Ballet Theatre, Greenville Chorale, Greenville County Youth Orchestras, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, International Ballet, and South Carolina Children’s Theater.

Bon Secours Wellness Arena

The Bon Secours Wellness Arena, a 17,000-seat state-of-the-art indoor arena in downtown Greenville, serves as the Upstate’s premier venue for sports and entertainment events. The arena is also home to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, a minor league hockey team and ECHL affiliate for the New York Rangers (NHL) and Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL).

Fluor Field at the West End

Fluor Field at the West End is a 6,700-seat baseball-only stadium in Greenville. It was built as a new home of the Greenville Drive baseball team, the A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The field also hosts several regular season collegiate baseball games for South Carolina-based schools.

Centre Stage

Centre Stage is a year-round, 285-seat regional theater offering a wide range of entertainment within easy walking distance of historic Falls Park and the many shops and restaurants that line downtown Greenville’s Main Street corridor. Augmenting its subscription season of music, comedy, and drama, the theater also hosts art exhibitions and other special events inside the performance facility noted for its unique configuration, comfort and intimacy.