The Peace Center at night
|Address||300 South Main Street
Greenville, South Carolina
|Architect||Craig Gaulden Davis|
The Peace Center is located adjacent to Falls Park in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. It is an arts center that contains the 2100 seat Peace Concert Hall, 400 seat Dorothy Hipp Gunter Theater, and the amphitheater (TD Stage at the Peace Center) located beside the Reedy River. It hosts over 300 events each year, including classical music, Broadway shows and appearances by popular artists such as Bill Cosby and David Copperfield. There are four resident companies: Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Ballet Theater, South Carolina Children's Theater, and the International Ballet. In January 2004, the Peace Center hosted a debate among Democratic presidential candidates. In May 2011, it was the site of the first Republican debate for the 2012 presidential election.
TD Stage at the Peace Center (amphitheater) opened September 12, 2012 hosting Vince Gill. The night started with Mayor Knox White and TD Execs hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony. Seating capacity is projected to be 1,400+. Patrons are able to sit along the tiered seat-walls or use blankets or lawn chairs in the open-seating areas.
The Peace Center is named after the local Peace family who donated $100 million towards its development. The center was opened in 1990 and is built on the former site of three dilapidated factories - one building wagons for the Confederate Army, a textile plant built in the 1880s, and a building serving as the home for Duke's Mayonnaise.
- , SUPERSTAR VINCE GILL TO OPEN TD STAGE AT THE PEACE CENTER!
- Peace Center - Official website of the Peace Center.
- Peace Center History - History of this building from before it was built to its current standing.
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