Stevens Center

Stevens Center

Originally a 1929 silent movie theatre, the Stevens Center is a magnificently restored neoclassical building located in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. Reopened in 1983 with a redesigned stage and backstage that was designed to house Broadway-scale live performances of music, theater, dance and opera, the Stevens Center is the primary performance space for UNCSA as well as for the Winston-Salem Symphony, Piedmont Opera, National Black Theatre Festival, and several other local arts organizations.

The historic performing arts venue serves as the largest learning laboratory at UNCSA, an economic driver for downtown Winston-Salem and a cultural destination for both residents and visitors. The Stevens Center is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with a two-channel hearing assistance system.


Stevens Center Renovation

Below is a timeline of the Stevens Center renovation project.


Nov. 15, 2023

Stevens Center closes for construction

Nov. 2023-Jan. 2024

Pre-construction structural analysis

Feb. 2024

Phase 1 construction begins (barricades and scaffolding erected)

Spring 2024

JPA and Steinberg Hart selected as design team for Phase 2

Spring 2024 - Summer 2025

Phase 2 planning and design 

Fall 2025

Estimated beginning of Phase 2 construction
Stevens Center renovation rendering

Stevens Center Renovation

The multi-phase, comprehensive renovation of the Stevens Center will improve the patron and artistic experience for all the venue’s constituents—making critical upgrades to modernize the student learning experience and completing necessary roof and building envelope repair.

Renovation information
"The Nutcracker"

"The Nutcracker" presented at the Tanger Center

Experience the lush score, vivid staging and extraordinary performances that have made our UNCSA production a beloved holiday tradition.

performance information