Greenville Chautauqua takes their audiences on an Astonishing Journey into the Past. Much like in colonial Williamsburg a costumed historical figure (played by scholars in the field) talks to the audience and the audience gets to interact with them. Father’s Day week in June Chautauqua puts up their tent in a park setting for a week long out-door Festival. There are also daytime and indoor events. New Years Eve starts the Chautauqua year with a gala at McAlister Square. Winter Chautauqua is held in February. Performances are free and open to the public. Monthly discussions are held February, March, April, and May.
Arts & Entertainment
Welcome to Greenville’s premier jazz and blues venue, located in the heart of downtown. Features live music, cocktails, and Southern-style eats.
The Warehouse Theatre is a professional theatre organization dedicated to the concept of theatre as a serious art form; to high-quality, diverse and challenging productions; to the training of theatre professionals; to community outreach; and to student education. The theatre chooses plays to stretch the imagination of Upstate audiences, to energize and excite the community with Intimate, Intense and Unexpected performances that explore and celebrate the complexities of our time.
Providing cultural leadership for Greater Spartanburg County. Chapman Cultural Center provides major funding and education for many of Spartanburg’s arts and cultural organizations. But we’re more than a destination. Honoring our vision of providing cultural leadership, we branch out into Spartanburg County to advocate for the arts and culture of our region. Several partner organizations make up Chapman Cultural Center. We are proud to serve as the central driving force in our community’s dynamic, vibrant cultural life.
Greenville Theatre (formerly known as Greenville Little Theatre) is the Upstate’s oldest and largest producing professional theatre. As an organization, we strive to inspire, educate, entertain, and connect our community through necessary art and storytelling.
The 16th South Carolina Volunteers Museum of Confederate History boasts a large and growing collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the War Between the States. The collection includes firearms, photographs, flags, edged weapons, currency, clothing, letters, newspapers, and other items from military and home life.
Located just off bustling Main Street, Café And Then Some brings you folksy satire and music and great food, blended with a personal touch by proprietors Bill and Susan Smith. He’s better known as “Bubba” on stage. She’s best known as “Norma Jean, a big ole country and western star”, but she has also introduced Café And Then Some regulars to a host of characters—from cosmetologist Joenine Whitehead to Mary Louise Earle McDaniel Hampton Pinckney.
The Logos Theatre brings a level of excellence nearly unrivaled anywhere on the east coast, as the only performing arts theatre in the upstate consistently producing family-friendly shows and concerts at truly broadway-level quality. The Logos Theatre holds the distinction of being the only theatre in the world to mount a truly professional stage adaption of C.S. Lewis’ Prince Caspian. The theatre itself holds dozens of 5-star reviews on Google, TripAdvisor, and Facebook, and is an incredible experience you don’t want to miss!
The White Rabbit Fine Art Gallery showcases the finest regional and local talent right in the heart of downtown Travelers Rest! Find us by looking for the “White Rabbit” next to The Topsoil Cafe and you’ll know you’ve arrived. Open year round including Saturdays, browse through the shop, experience exciting art exhibits and enjoy our Signature Art Classes” all emphasizing HANDMADE works of Art.
The Greenville County Museum of Art offers its visitors a way to sample the very best in American art through traveling exhibitions and exhibitions drawn from its own collection. It also offers art classes, evening programs, and information for teachers and school classes.
Forward Fridays showcases local music and musicians. Rock, hip hop, jazz fusion, dj’s, electronica, experimental, etc.
Centre Stage Theatre has as its focus and primary purpose the nurturing of a culturally and ethnically diverse not-for-profit theatre with broad participation by both professional and non-professional artists. The theater maintains a full-time staff of seven and produces between six and eight mainstage productions each year, in addition to a wide variety of other entertainment and nightlife activities.
Founded in 1969 by Brian Leach and others, the Greenville Griffins are one of the top rugby teams in the Southeast.
When the subject is conferences, tradeshows, or meetings, we’ve got plenty of room to talk! Long known as one of the largest exhibit halls in the country, Palmetto Expo Center in Greenville, SC is also one of the most elegant, flexible and well-equipped meeting sites.
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square will return in March 2016! Check back for additional information. Traditionally, the event site opens at 5:30 pm and closes at 9:30 pm, with bands playing two sets at 5:50 pm and 7:40 pm. Main Street Fridays features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.
The Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) is the only organization in Greenville, South Carolina working daily to support every discipline of the arts. MAC provides support to area arts organizations and many individual artists through its grants program, through its cultural planning process, by advocating on behalf of all artists and arts groups, and by providing cooperative marketing opportunities promoting arts groups that might not have resources available to them. The organization also maintains a calendar of art events in the Greenville area.
The Cultural Center hosts almost 30,000 people and more than 1,000 events annually, offering a wide-range of arts education classes, live concerts, theater performances, art exhibits, a public art trail, and other community events.
South Carolina Children’s Theatre combines local talent and the magic of the stage to provide the finest family entertainment and live theatre experience to the Upstate community. Sit back, relax and let our totally professionally and delightfully immature casts entertain you.
The Greenville Market, assisting farmers who truck seasonal fruits and vegetables from surrounding counties, NC, and northeast GA, offers selections from the freshest and best in the Piedmont area. Hours of retail operation: 8 AM – 6 PM, Monday through Saturday.
Currently we have 5 displays running which include O, HO, N, and G scales, a 1400 sq. ft. children’s play area featuring wooden toy trains, coloring tables, a basketball arcade, corn-hole game, etc., and a museum artifact room. We now have our birthday party room available for rental. Please call or visit our website for availability, hours, and prices. We are a non-profit 501c3 organization.
Founded in 1948 as a creative outlet for Greenville musicians and music lovers, The Greenville Symphony Orchestra has grown into a widely respected professional regional symphony. In more than 100 performances a year, the group remains true to its original vision, as it entertains and educates our region’s music lovers.
Located at the South Ramp of the Greenville Downtown Airport across from the Runway Cafe, The Military History Museum and Educational Center is dedicated to honoring veterans, preserving U.S. military history, and performing community service by collecting and restoring items in our local communities. The museum is open weekends, Sat 10-4 and Sun 12-4.
Take your children. Take your family. Take your friends from out of town. It’s “Freedom!” It’s “Sparkle!” It’s “Adventure!” It’s a mix of Greenville and art! Greenville’s bronze mice are spaced here and there, on one side of Main Street or the other, all the way from the Hyatt to the Westin Poinsett Hotel.
GCAC currently presents 4 plays per season, offers summer arts camp programs, and provides for other artistic opportunities throughout the year, including acting, drawing, dancing, and music.
The Carolina/Sigal Music Museum, the first of its kind in the two Carolinas, is now open in the old Coca Cola Building on Heritage Green, 516 Buncombe Street in Greenville, SC.
The Bi-Lo Center is the place to see sporting events, concerts and much more, and is home to the Greenville Grrowl, Greenville’s hockey team.
Each year, Furman produces three major plays, as well as experimental works, assembled pieces, one-person shows, student-directed plays, original scripts or other non-traditional productions. Also, the student improvisational troupe “Improv-Able Cause” performs monthly for student and public audiences.
The mission of the Proud Mary Theatre Company, a 501(c)3 non-profit and non-professional theatre, is to present LGBTQ+ voices and stories in the entire Upstate region through theatrical plays: compelling dramas, rib-tickling comedies, musicals, and local original works and avant-garde pieces that celebrate diversity and tolerance.
The mission of the Spartanburg Little Theatre is to activate, cultivate, and educate our community by providing quality theatrical experiences for children and adults alike. They stage at least four productions a year including comedies, dramas, and musical theatre. Performances are at the Chapman Cultural Center.
The Museum & Gallery has shared an internationally respected European Old Master collection with the public for 65 years. Now, due to the need for building repairs and updates at M&G’s main location, the Bob Jones University museum will be closed for an estimated two year renovation. The Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green is now closed permanently. For information about M&G and its planned reopening, please visit www.bjumg.org.
For over 90 seasons, Spartanburg Philharmonic has been delighting audiences of all ages.
The Peace Center, located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, is the premier performing arts center in the Upstate. Come in, explore, and enjoy.
The Upcountry History Museum strives to promote, present and preserve the history of Upcountry South Carolina through education, research and service.
Monday through Saturday evenings, the Piano Bar offers live music with dancing and libations. (No Cover)
Following in the footsteps of such outstanding professional teams as the Spinners, Spartans, Braves, and Bombers, your new World Champion Red Sox affiliate team is here to provide baseball at it finest, for a community that knows and appreciates what the game is all about.
Carolina Ballet Theatre is a fundamental aspect of Greenville’s amazing arts community as it provides a season of professional ballet performances.
This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues through August 28, 2014. The event site opens at 5:30 p.m. and closes at 8:30 p.m. Bands play two sets at 5:50 pm and 7:20 pm. Downtown Alive features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.