It’s been a tough year for the arts in Greenville. The community arts industry (theatres, festivals, concerts, etc.) contributes ~$240 million to the local economy each year. In the wake of canceled events during COVID-19, revenue and income losses for Greenville’s arts organizations were estimated to exceed $100 million dollars, if not more.
But the good news is here: Greenville’s arts scene is returning. Today, Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) is sharing 9+ arts venues to revisit as they reopen post-COVID for the 2021-2022 arts season — all of which you can access with the MAC Art Card. 🙌
○ Centre Stage | Sept. 9-26 | Mainstage | Centre Stage presents A Season of Renewal with Godspell. Individual show + season tickets available for purchase via their box office.
○ Greenville Chorale | Oct. 16 | 8:00 p.m. | Peace Center Concert Hall | Season tickets $140 | Celebrating its 60th season with the best known + most performed works by Johannes Brahms “A German Requiem” (sung in English).
○ Greenville Theatre | Oct. 22-Nov. 7 | Greenville Theatre Mainstage | $30+ | Their grand reopening is with Mel Brook’s The Producers, Sept. 10-26. Later this fall is Sherlock Holmes’s Greatest Mystery, The Hounds of Baskerville — tickets go on sale Oct. 4.
○ Greenville Symphony Orchestra | Nov. 13-14 | Masterworks Series | $180+ | Mozart + More
○ Greenville Symphony Orchestra | Oct. 29-31 | Chamber Series | $156+ | All Mozart
○ The Peace Center | Oct. 5-10 | Times vary | Peace Concert Hall | Performances at The Peace Center have already begun + their Broadway season kicks off with Tony-winning best musical, Hadestown. Ticket sales TBA.
○ South Carolina Children’s Theatre | Oct. 22-31 | MainStage | Spookley The Square Pumpkin: The Musical. Subscribe to their newsletter for ticket prices.
○ Glow Lyric Theatre | Aug. 19-29 | Kroc Center | $29-48 | Three shows in one weekend: Rock Opera, Passione, and The Jenna & Christian Show.
More shows and performances:
○ Indie Craft Parade from The Makers Collective has announced that it will take place on September 25.
○ Greenville Open Studios will be back for a one-weekend event November 13-14 with a special preview day on Sat., November 6 (select artists only).