Public art is a vital component of Greenville’s cityscape. The City’s Arts in Public Places program makes art accessible to everyone and adds beauty and energy to its public spaces. Greenville’s diverse collection of public artwork includes sculptures, murals and water features, which can be found throughout the city.
The Peace Center for the Performing Arts hosts major productions on three performance stages, including an outdoor amphitheater, located behind the concert hall on the Reedy River, which hosts weekly concerts and other special events throughout the year.
A variety of local theater companies provide intimate settings for performances. Centre Stage is a 285-seat regional theater in downtown Greenville offering a wide range of entertainment, including music, comedy and drama. The Warehouse Theatre, located in the historic West End, features everything from re-envisioned classics to cutting-edge new works and the Greenville Little Theatre offers richly staged and costumed classical theater from Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde, as well as drama, comedy and musicals.
Considered downtown’s cultural campus, Heritage Green is located just a short walk from Main Street and features something for every art enthusiast.
The Peace Center includes a 2,100-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theater, an amphitheatre, a patrons’ lounge, and a variety of indoor and outdoor meeting, rehearsal, and event spaces.
Greenville’s transformation over the past few decades has been remarkable, and its successes can be attributed to visionary leadership and to strong partnerships between the public and private sectors. While Greenville has developed into a world-class city, it has retained its unique identity, and the City is dedicated to protecting and preserving those qualities that have earned us so many accolades, even as we continue to make Greenville the city of choice for residents, businesses and visitors.