Centre Stage

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Centre Stage is a 285-seat professional theater
in the heart of downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

We’re A Professional, Local Theater

Centre Stage is a year-round, 285-seat professional theater offering a wide range of entertainment, plays, and shows including musicals, comedy, drama, concerts, and special events. Part of Downtown Greenville’s thriving nightlife, and just steps away from the restaurants on Main Street and the West End, as well as the Peace CenterFalls Park on the Reedy River, Fluor Field, and Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

Give to Centre Stage TODAY!

Help Centre Stage celebrate our accomplishments over the last 40 years: 

    1. Tens of thousands of audience members have walked through our doors.
    2. Hundreds of local artists have performed on our stage.
    3. Dozens of other nonprofits and philanthropic causes have benefited from our programming. 
    4. Hundreds of thousands of performances have been presented to the Upstate community. 
    5. Over twenty year of new plays have produced at Centre Stage for the very first time. 
    6. At least 500 students have seen what it’s like to work in a professional theatre setting by interning with Centre Stage. 

 As Centre Stage celebrates its fortieth season, we remain dedicated to captivating audiences, nurturing local artists, and inspiring positive change. Captivate. Cultivate. Inspire. YOU can be part of this incredible journey! Whether you’ve been with us for decades or only just discovered our theatre, please consider making a donation today! Your contribution, no matter the size, will make a meaningful difference. We need YOUR help to ensure we continue our impact. Here’s to the next forty years! 

2023-2024 Season Annoucement and Memberships! 

Centre Stage is excited to announce our 2023-2024 Season: A Season of Discovery!

As we continue to discover who we are as an organization under new leadership, a new brand, and the new reality of the entertainment industry post-COVID, this season we will celebrate and explore along with our community an entire lineup centered around stories of discovery

In our Mainstage Series, one highly awarded, classic work will challenge and delight audiences while a world premiere, regional premiere, and a big, bright, infectious musical will show-off our local talent and the uniqueness of our space. We round out the Mainstage with an audience pleasing country rock show spanning the decades of the genre and a true story of heroism at Christmas. In addition, an award-winning drama, a biting and witty comedy, and an emotional one-woman musical will launch our Inaugural Fringe Festival.

There is something for everyone in this incredibly diverse and excitingly balanced season celebrating four decades of captivating, cultivating, and inspiring the Upstate!

Discover the Joy of Centre Stage

Prior to the eighteen months we were dark to indoor performance (March 2020-July 2021), we often took for granted the wonderful sense of community live performance creates and cultivates. Now that we’re back together, we are excited to celebrate this community once again! Join us at Centre Stage and relish in the transformative joy of live performance, both to performers and audience members alike. Whether you enjoy big, spectacular performances or intimate, emotional experiences, join us during our 2022-2023 Season, A Return to Joy.

“The Color Purple” was a joyful theatrical experience brought to life by an incredibly talented local cast! It made me laugh, cry, dance, sing and cheer what a triumph! Well done Centre Stage!”

– Rhonda Rawlings

"I just want to give a heartfelt thank you to this amazing staff!! I attended the final show of the Color Purple on 6/5/22. It was my first time attending a show at this venue so I was unaware of the seating& had a panic attack because of my anxiety. The staff was there to assist me & changed my seating for me & my Mother. I'm so grateful for them!! I got to sit in the front row & enjoy the AMAZING show! They were so helpful & I'm thankful for them!! May God please continue to bless this business & staff!!"

"I forgot how much I LOVED a small community theatre until last night when we went to see 9 to 5 at Centre Stage. I saw 9 to 5 on Broadway about 15 years ago and honestly enjoyed the show at Centre Stage more. The layout is phenomenal. There isn't a bad seat in the house. We will definitely be back!"

"Wonderful intimate experience of professional players . We love the venue. A great date night adventure; dinner and take in a show. Short walk from Main Street."

"The cast of The Color Purple production delivered an amazing performance! The experience was so emotionally moving and captivating that we saw the production a second time! Awesome job Centre Stage, cast, and staff!"

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Get Involved

Centre Stage incorporates over 200 regional artists and production people in each season. Audition for one of our roles or join our backstage team for one of the many productions coming this year.

Volunteer at the Theater

From box office assistants to ushers we love our volunteers. Join the team that helps us make each production come to life!

Centre Stage


501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601