Stevens Center Renovation

Stevens Center Renovation

The historic Stevens Center serves as the largest learning laboratory at UNCSA, an economic driver for downtown Winston-Salem, and a cultural destination for residents and visitors.

Almost 40 years since the last significant renovation of the Stevens Center, a comprehensive renovation is underway that will address necessary repairs and modern upgrades.

Stevens Center Renovation FAQs

When will the Stevens Center close for construction?

The Stevens Center will close for Phase 1 of the multi-phase, comprehensive renovation on Nov. 15, 2023. Construction is expected to last two years

Where will performances be held during the renovation?

During the renovation, UNCSA and constituent organizations will present events normally held at the Stevens Center in venues on campus and throughout Winston-Salem (details to be announced).

Where will UNCSA present "The Nutcracker?"

UNCSA will present its 2023 performances of “The Nutcracker” at the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, as its historic home, the Stevens Center, begins its long-anticipated renovation.

What is the current status of the renovation?

UNCSA, in partnership with the design and construction team, is now in Phase 1 of the renovation. The construction for Phase 1 will begin on Nov. 15, 2023.

Who is the design and construction team for the renovation?

Nationally recognized firms Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, based in Charlotte, and Steinberg Hart, based in Los Angeles, are the design team for Phase 1 of the renovation.

The Winston-Salem-based Frank L. Blum Construction Company-W.C. Construction Company is the construction manager for Phase 1 of the renovation.

Stevens Center renovation rendering

Phase 1 of the Stevens Center renovation

Phase 1 will include a significant redesign of the lobby that will create a more expansive, transformative experience for patrons. It will also include replacing the roof and repairing the exterior. Improvements will be made to back-of-house spaces including the dressing rooms and green room. The Stevens Center will close for construction on Nov. 15, 2023. Construction is expected to last two years. UNCSA is working in collaboration with the nationally recognized design and architecture team of Little and Steinberg Hart, for Phase 1 of the renovation.

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