Garner Performing Arts Center

Garner Performing Arts Center The official page of the Garner Performing Arts Center. Convenient to all areas of the Triangle and triple the size of the original, the renovated auditorium combines the essence of the old facility with its soaring windows and heart of pine floors with numerous technical upgrades and enhancements such as three traveler curtains, professional lighting, sound and fly systems.

A large stage measures 40 feet wide by 30 feet deep. Equipped with a hearing assistance system as well as an AED, the auditorium boasts a seating capacity of 465 cushioned seats plus 6 spaces for the handicapped. Event rentals include use of two spacious dressing rooms each with adjoining restrooms, green room, backstage lobby, loading dock, a limited number of tables and chairs as well as a podium and upright piano. Additionally, the facility offers ample free, off-street parking.

Operating as usual

01/20/2022

Stay safe and stay warm! ❄️ Due to the forecast and inclement weather we are closing tomorrow. Visit GarnerNC.gov for updates •••

We are honored to have local artist Sheila Hall SJ Hall Artwork & Design displaying her works with us in recognition of ...
01/19/2022

We are honored to have local artist Sheila Hall SJ Hall Artwork & Design displaying her works with us in recognition of Black History Month. The bold and vibrant hues of Hall’s art give us pause as we go about our otherwise busy routines of life. Bright yellows and orange reflect the warmth of sunlight or floral gifts of nature. Passionate reds and royal crimson, purple and gold denote culture and ceremony. To learn more, visit her website at sjhalldesign.com

We are thrilled with the recent addition of a 3 camera TriCaster system and booth expansion to allow us to continue to d...
01/06/2022

We are thrilled with the recent addition of a 3 camera TriCaster system and booth expansion to allow us to continue to deliver our quality performances and services to our guest. 💡 🎥 🎬

01/03/2022

Peaceful watching the snow fall!

DIAL Info Session for Students – United Arts Council
12/10/2021
DIAL Info Session for Students – United Arts Council

DIAL Info Session for Students – United Arts Council

DIAL Info Session for Students December 6, 2021 United Arts is excited to partner with Americans for the Arts to host the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) internship program in summer 2022. This ten-week, paid internship serves undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in arts lead...

Our GPAC lobby is home to a rotating display of local artistry and this month we are proud to feature the work of artist...
12/02/2021

Our GPAC lobby is home to a rotating display of local artistry and this month we are proud to feature the work of artist:
Alexander Percy.

A native of Puerto Rico, Percy found a love for art at an early age. He received his bachelors degree in Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Puerto Rico with a minor in Art History. He has studied and mastered various artistic skills including jewelry design, wax carving, metal casting, welding and more! He has lived and worked in New York where he has been invited to be a part of various acclaimed exhibitions including the International Caribbean Art Fair, Art Shanghai ‘08 in China and ArtBas ‘08 in Miami. He continues to exhibit his paintings at Marion Royael in Beacon, NY.

He currently manages Cataleya Jewelry Studio and is looking forward to opening his first location in Pittsboro, NC.

Be sure to stop by the GPAC lobby to view his spectacular work. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday-Friday 1:30-5pm and during events.

Tonight’s audience hasn’t stopped singing along with Deana Carter - it's Dee-na and loving every 🎶.
11/21/2021

Tonight’s audience hasn’t stopped singing along with Deana Carter - it's Dee-na and loving every 🎶.

Tonight’s audience hasn’t stopped singing along with Deana Carter - it's Dee-na and loving every 🎶.

Can’t make it to the Ryman Auditorium to see Deana tonight?  No worries!  You can see her here in Garner this coming Sat...
11/18/2021

Can’t make it to the Ryman Auditorium to see Deana tonight? No worries! You can see her here in Garner this coming Saturday. Tickets are available at garnerperformingartscenter.com or by calling 919.661.4602.

Nashville, TN!

Deana Carter is coming to the Ryman Auditorium on November 18th for a very special "Did I Shave My Legs For This?" 25th Anniversary show!

Special guests include Charles Esten, Breland, Terri Clark, Kylie Morgan, and others! Get tickets and more information here:

https://ryman.com/event/deana-carter/

We hope to see you there for this special 25th Anniversary album event!

#deanacarter #strawberrywine #didishavemylegsforthis #90scountry #womenincountry #countrymusic

11/07/2021
Come on out today from 1-5pm for our indoor version of Music in the Park.  We have a warm seat waiting for you! Admissio...
11/07/2021

Come on out today from 1-5pm for our indoor version of Music in the Park. We have a warm seat waiting for you! Admission is free! Lorraine's Coffee House & Music

Come on out today from 1-5pm for our indoor version of Music in the Park. We have a warm seat waiting for you! Admission is free! Lorraine's Coffee House & Music

The forecast for the weekend is calling for rain so we are moving Music in the Park inside at the Garner Performing Arts...
11/05/2021

The forecast for the weekend is calling for rain so we are moving Music in the Park inside at the Garner Performing Arts Center! Same performers, experience, time and date we just won’t be wet! Be sure to still come out and join us as we enjoy 70’s + 80’s classics and country tunes together 🎶 Lorraine's Coffee House & Music Garner Chamber of Commerce

The forecast for the weekend is calling for rain so we are moving Music in the Park inside at the Garner Performing Arts Center! Same performers, experience, time and date we just won’t be wet! Be sure to still come out and join us as we enjoy 70’s + 80’s classics and country tunes together 🎶 Lorraine's Coffee House & Music Garner Chamber of Commerce

11/01/2021

We look forward to celebrating with Deana on November 20. Tickets available at garnerperformingartscenter.com

We are excited to have on display artwork from Yana Slutskaya.  Born in Russian, Yana studied at Moscow State Academic A...
10/18/2021

We are excited to have on display artwork from Yana Slutskaya. Born in Russian, Yana studied at Moscow State Academic Art College before moving to North Carolina, which she now calls home. Yana is an avid painter and photographer and enjoys creating still life images which are influenced by the works of European painters of the Golden Age. Be sure to check out this exhibit now on display through November. The GPAC lobby is open Monday - Friday 1:30-5pm and during all performances. Yana Slutskaya Art Studio

They’re back and so are we!  Having the best time with everyone here and dancing to some of the best hits from Motown.
10/10/2021

They’re back and so are we! Having the best time with everyone here and dancing to some of the best hits from Motown.

They’re back and so are we! Having the best time with everyone here and dancing to some of the best hits from Motown.

Our stage is almost set for the first live show since March 2020! Shadows of the 60’s will be here Saturday night, 10/9,...
10/07/2021

Our stage is almost set for the first live show since March 2020! Shadows of the 60’s will be here Saturday night, 10/9, with a tribute to Motown! In case you’re wondering, we will only sell 250 seats to allow for social distancing and mask will be required for all while inside. To order tickets call the box office at 919.661.4602 or online https://bit.ly/3Bn14oa

Our stage is almost set for the first live show since March 2020! Shadows of the 60’s will be here Saturday night, 10/9, with a tribute to Motown! In case you’re wondering, we will only sell 250 seats to allow for social distancing and mask will be required for all while inside. To order tickets call the box office at 919.661.4602 or online https://bit.ly/3Bn14oa

10/01/2021
We can't wait for Deana to be here on November 20!  Until then, enjoy the new HD version of #WeDancedAnyway.  Tickets ar...
09/30/2021
Deana Carter - We Danced Anyway

We can't wait for Deana to be here on November 20! Until then, enjoy the new HD version of #WeDancedAnyway. Tickets are available at shorturl.at/owU24 or by calling the box office at 919.661.6988 Deana Carter - it's Dee-na

Music video by Deana Carter performing We Danced Anyway.

Don't forget tickets go on sale today at 1:30pm for two great shows at the GPAC!  Shadows of the 60's (Oct 9) and Deana ...
09/20/2021

Don't forget tickets go on sale today at 1:30pm for two great shows at the GPAC! Shadows of the 60's (Oct 9) and Deana Carter - it's Dee-na (Nov 20). You can purchase tickets by calling the box office at 919-661-4602 or stopping by between 1:30-5pm. You can also buy online anytime at www.garnerperformingartscenter.com

Lift Every Voce Spoken Word Teen workshop Thanks to funding and support from the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake...
09/11/2021

Lift Every Voce Spoken Word Teen workshop Thanks to funding and support from the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

09/11/2021

Lift Every Voice Teen spoken word workshop kicked off today. Thanks to the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

Loving the new art by J Sanders Studio now on display through October 15! Check out her website at jaclynsanders.com
08/27/2021

Loving the new art by J Sanders Studio now on display through October 15! Check out her website at jaclynsanders.com

Be sure to take time to make a trip around downtown to checkout the new Art Around Town now on display!
08/26/2021
Art Around Town on Display in Downtown Garner | Downtown Garner

Be sure to take time to make a trip around downtown to checkout the new Art Around Town now on display!

Art Around Town on Display in Downtown Garner Aug 23, 2021 | Public Art The Downtown Garner Association is pleased to present Art Around Town, a community driven public art project that uses painting to illustrate community and natural beauty and bring joy, healing, and civic engagement. The origina...

This is going to be a fantastic show!
08/20/2021

This is going to be a fantastic show!

The Towne Players Announces an Upcoming Production of

Music Theatre International’s
All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre

Performances to take place November 12 - 13, 2021

A fantastic selection of songs are featured in this brand new musical r***e from shows including Rent, Les Misérables, Into the Woods, Matilda, Hairspray, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Once on This Island, Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia! and many more!

The Towne Players, in partnership with the town of Garner, announced that they will be joining thousands of theatrical organizations around the globe by producing their own local production of Music Theatre International’s All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre. Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) created this r***e for theatres across the globe to be performed over the same weekend of November 12, 2021. The Towne Players productions are scheduled for November 12 and 13 at The Garener Performing Arts Center.

All Together Now! features songs from MTI’s beloved catalogue of musicals including Annie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Come From Away, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, Into the Woods, Les Misérables, Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia!, Matilda, My Fair Lady, Once on This Island, Rent, Waitress and many more!

The Towne Players will hold auditions for the multi-generational cast August 30 and 31 at 7:00 at The Garner Performing Arts Center. Performers should prepare 16 bars of music to present. Solo and ensemble roles are available for all ages.

More information about this gala event to welcome our community back to live theatre will be released in September.

08/19/2021
Chatham Rabbits

As one of North Carolina’s most beloved roots music outfits, Chatham Rabbits has swiftly emerged from the fertile Americana scene in the Triangle with intimate-close harmonies and mature songwriting in the vein of predecessors like Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. The husband-and-wife duo of Sarah and Austin McCombie favors rustic, minimalist acoustic arrangements—mainly clawhammer-style banjo and guitar—
that showcase old-time reverence with their songwriting. The duo has a way of connecting with their audiences that is warm and universal. Chatham Rabbits’ first album All I Want From You (2019) was recorded with the help of Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin, and their sophomore album, The Yoke is Easy, The Burden is Full, released May 1, 2020. Their song “Oxen” was named one of the “Top Folk Songs of 2020" by Paste Magazine and the band has made two appearances in Garden & Gun Magazine.

08/05/2021
GPAC From Home: Rissi Palmer

Rissi Palmer's gift lies in reaching across all musical boundaries. While she made her mark in Country Music, she is equally at home in R&B music, bringing the entire spectrum of popular music to bear on music she calls “Southern Soul.”

07/30/2021

In response to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Gov. Roy Cooper, effective Monday morning, Aug. 2, the Town of Garner will reinstate the requirement that all staff wear face coverings while inside Town facilities including Town Hall. All visitors to these buildings also will be required to wear face coverings while doing business in them and during Town Council and other public meetings. The Town will provide masks to those who do not have them.

As an additional measure, the Town's Public Works Department will arrange conference rooms, public spaces and the Council Chambers to encourage and support social distancing.

The CDC on July 27 communicated new guidelines regarding the use and wearing of face coverings. Most notably, the CDC said that even vaccinated people should return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the United States where coronavirus spread is surging. Under the CDC's new guidance, that currently encompasses 80 of North Carolina's 100 counties including Wake County. On July 29, Gov. Cooper strongly recommended that everyone follow the new CDC guidance.

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Happy Park and Recreation Month! Meet Kevin. As a videographer at Garner Performing Arts Center, Kevin has an immense kn...
07/29/2021

Happy Park and Recreation Month! Meet Kevin. As a videographer at Garner Performing Arts Center, Kevin has an immense knowledge of all things audio and video. Having lived in various parts of the country over the last few years, Kevin has found his way back to Garner and we are fortunate to have him help round out our team! #ourparkandrecstory

Happy Park and Recreation Month! Meet Kevin. As a videographer at Garner Performing Arts Center, Kevin has an immense knowledge of all things audio and video. Having lived in various parts of the country over the last few years, Kevin has found his way back to Garner and we are fortunate to have him help round out our team! #ourparkandrecstory

Happy Park and Recreation Month! Meet Jon our Theater & Marketing Supervisor at Garner Performing Arts Center. Jon enjoy...
07/28/2021

Happy Park and Recreation Month! Meet Jon our Theater & Marketing Supervisor at Garner Performing Arts Center. Jon enjoys working closely with our community members to stage their productions and bring their visions to life! #ourparkandrecstory

Happy Park and Recreation Month! Meet Jon our Theater & Marketing Supervisor at Garner Performing Arts Center. Jon enjoys working closely with our community members to stage their productions and bring their visions to life! #ourparkandrecstory

Happy Park and Recreation Month! Meet Duane one of our videographers at the Garner Performing Arts Center. Duane started...
07/27/2021

Happy Park and Recreation Month! Meet Duane one of our videographers at the Garner Performing Arts Center. Duane started with us just this year and has been phenomenal in helping us enhancing our live-streamed shows! #ourparkandrecstory

Happy Park and Recreation Month! Meet Duane one of our videographers at the Garner Performing Arts Center. Duane started with us just this year and has been phenomenal in helping us enhancing our live-streamed shows! #ourparkandrecstory

07/26/2021
Happy Park and Recreation Month! Meet Erik one of our sound engineers here at the Garner Performing Arts Center. With ov...
07/26/2021

Happy Park and Recreation Month! Meet Erik one of our sound engineers here at the Garner Performing Arts Center. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Erik has a keen ear to providing our artist and audiences with the best sounding shows! #ourparkandrecstory

Happy Park and Recreation Month! Meet Erik one of our sound engineers here at the Garner Performing Arts Center. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Erik has a keen ear to providing our artist and audiences with the best sounding shows! #ourparkandrecstory

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742 W Garner Rd
Garner, NC
27529

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Monday 1:30pm - 5pm
Tuesday 1:30pm - 5pm
Wednesday 1:30pm - 5pm
Thursday 1:30pm - 5pm
Friday 1:30pm - 5pm

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Convenient to all areas of the Triangle and triple the size of the original, the renovated auditorium combines the essence of the old facility with its soaring windows and heart of pine floors with numerous technical upgrades and enhancements such as three traveler curtains, professional lighting, sound and fly systems. A large stage measures 40 feet wide by 30 feet deep. Equipped with a hearing assistance system as well as an AED, the auditorium boasts a seating capacity of 465 cushioned seats plus 6 spaces for the handicapped. Event rentals include use of two spacious dressing rooms each with adjoining restrooms, green room, backstage lobby, loading dock, a limited number of tables and chairs as well as a podium and upright piano. Additionally, the facility offers ample free, off-street parking.

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There are 17 works of art for sale in the exhibit through February Garner Performing Arts Center
Thursday 5:30 p.m. weather-related update: Garner Recreation Center will close at 6 p.m. this evening. ALL Town facilities (including Town Hall, Garner NC Police HQ and Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources facilities) will be closed Friday. As of now, All-Star Waste still plans to do pickup Friday. We will provide updates as needed. Garner Fire Rescue Garner Performing Arts Center White Deer Park Garner Chamber of Commerce Garner Senior Center
HELP US FIND OUR 'PATIENCE' Auditions for the lead role of Patience are this week! If you know someone who fits the character description, be sure to pass this info along! We already have many amazing women signed up to audition and we can't wait to meet them! A $500 stipend will be paid to the actress cast as Patience. **PATIENCE (Black female, 25-70 years old): A wise, beautiful soul who has watched over the town of Holly Springs for the past 175 years. With humor, heart and song, she uncovers the story of Holly Springs, while revealing her own. ***For those who audition, but are not cast as Patience...there are several excellent roles available. Even if you are not cast as Patience, there is still a chance you will be cast, if you're interested. * TO SIGN UP TO AUDITION: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fadac2da1f49-patience Audition information: FindingPatienceMusical.com/auditions
Tune in on our YouTube channel today at 4 p.m. and watch the premier of Garner's 2022 MLK Celebration video: https://youtu.be/0n9yKafeIz0 Garner Performing Arts Center
The Garner MLK Celebration Committee has decided to not have an in-person event this year. Instead, the committee is working with the Town of Garner, NC Government to produce a video celebration that will premier on the Town's YouTube channel (youtube.com/townofgarner) on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m. Garner Performing Arts Center Garner Chamber of Commerce Garner NC Police
Town offices and indoor facilities will be closed Dec. 23-27 and on Dec. 31 for the holidays. Parks will be open. Solid waste collection will remain on a regular schedule. Happy holidays! Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Garner NC Police Garner Fire Rescue White Deer Park Lake Benson Park Garner Senior Center Garner Performing Arts Center
Our resident outing to the Garner Performing Arts Center to see the Neuse River Big Band. 😄 . . . #garnernc #garner #hollyspringsnc #carync #raleighnc
There's still time to bid on some of the works produced for the Art Around Town public art initiative led by the Downtown Garner Association. These could be great--and unique--holiday gifts!!! Click or tap on the link below to bid. Garner Chamber of Commerce Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Garner Performing Arts Center
Come Laugh, Cry and Have a Good Time!!! Don't Miss Eric S. Swindell's An Unexpected Christmas (STAGE PLAY) Performing Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Garner Performing Arts Center Show Times are 3:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M. Eric S. Swindell’s An Unexpected Christmas tells the story of a dysfunctional family coming together for the Holidays in the home of Ms. Rosaleen. Family arguments and secrets cause quite a stir. It will take the strength and faith of Ms. Rosaleen and the help of her son, Abon, to hold this family together. This Production holds life lessons on Friendship, Family, Personal Reflection, and Overcoming, leaving audiences with a night of pure joy, laughter, and an inspirational evening of theater. CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eric-s-swindells-an-unexpected-christmas-stage-play-tickets-91482836627?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Come and celebrate with me and these other AMAZING artists! Place a bid if you see a painting you like( hopefully mine 😁)! #ShawnEtheridgeArt #GarnerArtAroundTown Downtown Garner Town of Garner, NC Government Garner Performing Arts Center
One (1) more day to get your EARLYBIRD TICKETS to Eric S. Swindell's An Unexpected Christmas (STAGE PLAY) Performing Saturday, December 18, 2021 at The Garner Performing Arts Center EARLYBIRD TICKET SALE ENDS: Sunday, November 28, 2021. CLICK THE LINK TO GET YOUR TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eric-s-swindells-an-unexpected-christmas-stage-play-tickets-91482836627?aff=ebdssbdestsearch • #Actor #Writer #Director #Producer #Author #Entertainer #Music #TeamSwindell #Christmas #StagePlay #Theatre #TylerPerry #Entertainment #Holidays #Comedy #Drama #LiveEvent #AnUnexpectedChristmas
One (1) more day to get your EARLYBIRD TICKETS to Eric S. Swindell's An Unexpected Christmas (STAGE PLAY) Performing Saturday, December 18, 2021 at The Garner Performing Arts Center EARLYBIRD TICKET SALE ENDS: Sunday, November 28, 2021. CLICK THE LINK TO GET YOUR TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eric-s-swindells-an-unexpected-christmas-stage-play-tickets-91482836627?aff=ebdssbdestsearch • #Actor #Writer #Director #Producer #Author #Entertainer #Music #TeamSwindell #Christmas #StagePlay #Theatre #TylerPerry #Entertainment #Holidays #Comedy #Drama #LiveEvent #AnUnexpectedChristmas