Theater, Music, and Dance
The Upstate supports more than 160 art-related organizations, and the
Center for the Performing Arts is the epicenter. The
Center is a multifaceted cultural and special-event complex located on a historic six-acre site along the
River in downtown
Greenville . The complex features a unique blend of renovated historic buildings, contemporary theatre space, and an outdoor amphitheatre within a park setting. Performances ranging from ballet to symphonic concerts and repertory theater are also performed at facilities such as the Spartanburg Little Theater, the
Center , Theater on the Green, Anderson Community Theater, Electric City Playhouse, and the Center Stage of Greenville. In addition, local college and independent stage troupes perform throughout the year.
The Upstate is also home to the
Center , the area’s premier sports and entertainment complex. The Center offers diverse music concerts, such as pop, rap, and classical; ice shows; basketball games; and hockey. In addition, the Anderson Sports and
Center is a 45,000-square foot facility that provides both a conference center and an entertainment arena.