Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, located on the campus of Appalachian State University, is a wonderful asset to our small mountain community. The multi-use auditorium seats 1,684 people and features an orchestra, as well as balcony level seating. It is also home to the Catherine J. Smith Gallery.

Formally, called Farthing Auditorium the Schaefer Center went through an extensive renovation in 2013 through a wonderful private gift. It is dedicated to enhancing the artistic and cultural landscape of our area through year around campus and community events.

Each season the center features numerous pieces and calls to the stage artists of all types. These shows are exciting events that you should check out if you have the chance while you are in town. It is located minutes from the Lovill House Inn, historic Boone NC lodging bed and breakfast making it easy to catch a show while staying with us.