Coming to the Shenandoah Valley

A new venue for live arts

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Staunton Performing Arts Center is to create a performing arts venue where performances and educational events are available and accessible to all interested persons, both adult and youth, by restoring and renovating the historic Dixie Theatre and the adjacent Arcadia Building.


The center will provide spaces for parties and events in addition to performances. The Staunton Performing Arts Center, comprised of restored, renovated buildings, will offer diverse, high-quality performances that enrich the lives of people and contribute to the concept of the city of Staunton being a "destination" for the performing and cultural arts. Specially:


    • The theatre district exists where a variety of performances is offered on any given day or evening.
    • The historic Dixie Theatre is restored to its 1936 moderne appearance and both buildings are renovated into a facility for performances on stage and screen, providing a 600+ seat Main Stage.
    • The Center presents drama, comedy, concerts, dance, national touring companies, community productions, lecture series, children's theatre, and movies and remote productions in HD on the big screen.
    • The Center offers professional performances for children during school hours.
    • The Center provides spaces for parties and events other than performances.



News & Events

Groove Cat Comedy classes

Every Monday night 7-9PM

Rogue Shakespeare

April 2 & 5

closed rehearsals

Rogue Shakespeare workshop

April 26

By reservation

Contemporary Plays Seminar Series

April 30 7pm

by invitation only

Staunton Music Guild's Open Mic.

7-9PM April 16 and every third Wednesday of the month

Call 540-849-9286 for details and reservations for all events

PACn The Streets - 2014

September 13th, 10am-5pm

Contact Us

   107 East Beverley Street
   Staunton, VA 24401

(540) 885-3211

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