Stevens Center

Stevens Center

Originally a 1929 silent movie theatre, the Stevens Center is a magnificently restored neoclassical theatre located in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. Re-opened in April 1983, the Stevens Center is the primary performance space for University of North Carolina School of the Arts as well as for the Winston-Salem Symphony, Piedmont Opera and several other local and state arts organizations.

The Stevens Center is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with a two-channel hearing assistance system.

What’s happening at the Stevens Center

We are excited to welcome audiences to the Stevens Center, the primary performance space for UNCSA as well as a cultural destination in downtown Winston-Salem for both residents and visitors.

You might notice things look a little bit different inside the theater. Out of an abundance of caution, and to preserve an optimal patron experience, UNCSA has closed the balcony for the foreseeable future due to cosmetic deterioration of surfaces resulting from deferred repairs to the roof. 

UNCSA has received a first round of state funding for a comprehensive renovation of the Stevens Center, which is not only the school’s largest learning laboratory but also an economic driver for downtown Winston-Salem and home to the Winston-Salem Symphony, Piedmont Opera and National Black Theatre Festival. Funding included in the state budget will allow UNCSA to move forward with Phase 1 of a multiyear renovation process, beginning with design development. Goals of the renovation include preserving and enhancing the venue’s use as a classroom and improving the experience of our patrons and our partner organizations. UNCSA is grateful for the support of our Forsyth County state legislators and the leaders of the UNC System who share our vision for the historic landmark.

Stevens Center Performances & Events