Have you enjoyed a performance at the Peace Center? Broadway productions are just one of the many events hosted at this stunning theatre in Greenville, SC. The event space regularly hosts comedians, musicians, symphony and ballet performances, and special events.
Not only that, but the Peace Center partners with several local art organizations to allow them to present their performances regularly. So, grab your tickets and enrich your life with one of the spectacular shows at the Peace Center!
Types of Events at the Peace Center
The Peace Center currently has three event spaces where you can catch some fabulous theatre productions and musical acts. The Peace Concert Hall usually houses the biggest productions, like Broadway performances and major musical acts. You will find more intimate performances and special events in the Gunther Theatre adjacent to the main hall.
The Peace Center also has an outdoor performance space right on the Reedy River, the Peace Pavillion. There, you can boogie to the White Claw summer concert series and other special events. Occasionally throughout the year, you will find speakers and Peace Talk events in the Ramsaur Studio.
Peace Center Broadway Productions 2023-2024
It is pretty hard to make it to New York City to see a Broadway production, especially when you have kids. No worries, because the Peace Center hosts several Broadway performances each year, many of which are Tony Award-winning productions!
These showings make an excellent date night or even go by yourself for some quality alone time. All of the shows are highly technical and have all the glitz, spectacular set design, and highly acclaimed actors and actresses that you would find on Broadway.
The Peace Center Broadway 2023-2024 season includes:
- MJ The Musical: September 19-24, 2023
- Funny Girl: October 31-November 5, 2023
- The Wiz: November 21-26, 2023
- Company: January 23-28, 2024
- Girl from the North Country: February 6-11, 2024
- Tina: The Tina Turner Musical: March 19-24, 2024
- Clue: The New Comedy: April 16-21, 2024
- Peter Pan: April 23-28, 2024
- Mrs. Doubtfire: May 7-12, 2024
- Mama Mia!: June 4-9, 2024
Concerts, Comedians, Ballet, and More!
The Peace Center hosts some of the world’s most popular and iconic musicians and comedians throughout the year. The larger performances are usually held in the Peace Concert Hall. This event space has three levels, including the orchestra, the founder’s circle (the first piece of the balcony), and the third balcony.
The acoustics are some of the best around, everything sounds better there because of the fabulous architectural design. Seating at the event space is comfortable, so the enjoyment is elevated.
If you are a classical music or jazz lover, then you will find some of the best symphony performances at The Gunter Theatre and the Peace Concert Hall throughout the year! They even have keynote speakers and special symphony events like Harry Potter and the Sorcerors Stone in Concert.
You can also watch spectacular ballet productions, including annual performances of The Nutcracker by the International Ballet each winter. These performances are stunning, and a wonderful way to get your children interested in performance arts.
Peace Pavilion White Claw Concert Series
Enjoy live music right on the Reedy River at the Peace Center’s White Claw Concerts at the Peace Pavilion. These outdoor concerts are pretty popular, so tickets tend to sell out quickly!
Food purchases from The Wyche can be brought into the venue, so if you’re looking to snack and drink while you listen to excellent music, this is the place! You can also drink alcohol during the White Claw concerts, so be sure to get your 21+ wristbands at The Wyche or the box office before the show begins.
The seats at this venue are lawn seating, so we recommend bringing blankets, chairs, or seat cushions so that you are comfortable. You can also pay a little extra for Genevieve’s Seating, where you will have access to an air-conditioned lounge, a cash bar, a balcony view of the Reedy River, and private restrooms.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Peace Center is highly accessible and offers various accommodations to make all of its guests comfortable, including wheelchair accessibility, sign language interpreters, and assistive listening. Learn more about additional Performance accessibility on the Peace Center website.
- Food and drink are not allowed inside the venue spaces except for the outdoor Peace Pavilion.
- You are not allowed to take photos inside the concert halls, so keep your cell phones silent and take in the memory!
- Some shows are appropriate for children, but that is at the discretion of the parents. The Peace Center does recommend that children 5 and under not attend performances.
- Learn more about buying tickets and attending the show on the Peace Center’s information page.
Dining at Genevieve’s: Restaurant Inside the Peace Center
You can hold a table at Genevieve’s if you would like to have dinner and drinks before the event. This full-service restaurant is a great way to start your date night. The restaurant is open two hours before the event showtime. It is also open between the matinee and evening show during Broadway performances.
There are also several excellent restaurants in the area surrounding the Peace Center. You will find some of the best restaurants in our Guide to Restaurants in Downtown Greenville, including reviews and recommendations based on various criteria.
Check out our Guide to Restaurants in Downtown Greenville to make your date night perfect!
Peace Center Tickets
The only way to safely purchase Peace Center tickets for Broadway shows and musical acts is directly through the Peace Center event page or from the box office. If you would like to purchase a subscription package for the Peace Center Broadway productions, you can do that as well. The subscription gives you discounted tickets, premium seating options, and early access if you need additional tickets.
It is best to steer clear of third-party sellers to avoid annoying price hikes and the risk of receiving unusable tickets.
Parking Near the Peace Center
There is free parking along Main Street and crossing side streets. Public parking garages in the area can be found in our KA Guide to Parking in Downtown Greenville. The Poinsett Garage and River Place Garage are two of the closest parking garages to the Peace Center.
During events, there are several paid parking lots in the vicinity, including directly across the street beside Grill Marks.
Check out our Guide to Parking in Downtown Greenville to find the best places to park (many of which are free nights and weekends).
Coming by 2030: AMP- The Music Project
By 2030, the Peace Center plans to expand through its AMP project. This expansion is a huge undertaking that is going to transform several buildings around the main theatre, further solidifying Greenville as an art and music epicenter of the SouthEast.
The expansion will house the Coach Music Factory, a multi-genre music venue in addition to a listening room and lounge, The Mockingbird. The Peace Center plans to renovate several buildings in the process with the AMP vision. Keep an eye out for more information about the 2030 Vision Plan.
300 West Broad Street, Greenville
Box office hours: Monday – Friday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
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