Thursday, June 9, 2011

Peace Center

Peace Center Concert Hall
The Peace Center in Downtown Greenville was one of the things that originally attracted me to this area.   As you can see from the picture the building is getting a facelift at the moment.  The picture above is of the concert hall where large productions like Broadway plays are performed. It seats about 2,000 people and stays in use year round.  They do 3-4 Broadway play a year, check out the current calendar.  Below is the Gunter Theatre which is smaller, seats about 500.  A couple of years ago I saw the National Symphony Orchestra play there.  The ability to have access to performances like that right here in Greenville gives the feeling of living in a much larger city.

Gunter Theatre
In addition to these two buildings, the Peace Center grounds also have an amphitheater with a stage located behind them, and right on the Reedy River.  This venue is used throughout the spring and summer for live music and performances and is the main stage for the 4th of July celebration here in town.  The Peace Center provides just enough access to culture and high end performances to make Greenville a very unique small southern town.

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