Inside of Peace Center, packed full of people and a band on stage

Arts and Culture

Greenville has become a haven for the creative type. Start with the city’s music scene. The Greenville Symphony Orchestra attracts renowned performers like Yo-Yo Ma, and several of Furman’s music faculty are members of the orchestra. But if your tastes don’t cover the classical genre, Grammy-winning artists like Paul McCartney and Willie Nelson take the stage at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. To sample Greenville’s local sound, Revel is the place to be.

For a taste of theatre, the 2,100-seat Peace Center is the perfect place to catch a Broadway show on tour, such as WickedThe Lion King, or The Book of MormonCentre Stage puts on contemporary dramas, comedies, and histories, and the Alchemy Comedy Theater spotlights local comedians with improv shows at Coffee Underground Theater.

In the mood for art? Get in some reflection time at the Greenville County Museum of Art, or get a glimpse of local artists at The Art Cellar or the Artists GuildArtisphere and the Indie Craft Parade​ also take place downtown annually.

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