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Prepare for your next visit to the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Find all the essential information below to make your experience unforgettable, from our location and Box Office hours to parking details and more. Should you have any inquiries or require assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us we’re here to ensure your visit is seamless and memorable.


The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Appalachian State University Boone Campus
733 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

Box Office hours

Monday Friday
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

The Box Office is closed during university breaks and holidays.


Parking for most Schaefer Center events is plentiful.

After 7pm on weekdays, and at all times on weekends, Schaefer Center patrons may use any available parking lot on campus.

During normal business hours, 7am-7pm on weekdays, visitors to the App State campus are required to park in the Rivers Street Parking Deck. A modest per-hour fee is charged.

Contact the office of Parking and Transportation for more information.

Smith Gallery

Smith Gallery

Through innovative exhibitions and stimulating educational programs, the Smith Gallery provides opportunities for direct engagement with contemporary works of art and design for students, faculty and community members of Appalachian State University. Learn more about the Smith Gallery on the Department of Art website.

Smith Gallery hours

The Smith Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during special events scheduled at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free.

For more information about the Smith Gallery, contact Jennie Carlisle, Gallery Director, at 828-262-8053 or

Events Schedule


Seating Chart

Venue Policies