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Welcome to the Givens Performing Arts Center

The Givens Performing Arts Center continues to uphold its reputation as one of the southeast region’s premier destinations for arts, culture and entertainment. A reputation we are proud of as we offer something for everyone. We thank you for making the Givens Performing Arts Center your home to celebrate the best of the performing arts.

The GPAC’s programming is one of the most economical entertainment choices you can make. For the price of a single ticket on Broadway, you can enjoy an entire season of exciting productions here at GPAC. We invite you to take a moment and then subscribe.

Mission Statement 

The mission of the Givens Performing Arts Center is to enhance and enrich the cultural development of the university and its constituency in the region by offering a diversified selection of multi-disciplinary arts experiences. The Givens Performing Arts Center is committed to the promotion of cultural awareness as a life-long experience and to the continuing appreciation for diverse cultures through the presentation of quality local, national and international artists.

2020-21 Advisory Board

Maxine Amos
Dr. Mark Andersen
Dr. James Bass
Joanne Branch
Michael Brown
Caroline Crotts
Dr. Jonathan Drahos
Jonathan Lewis
Floyd Locklear
Jodi Phelps
Djuana Register
Dr. Lisa Schaeffer
Misty Lee Scott
Dr. Sara Coble Simmons
Sylvia Stewart
Sheila Swift
Beth Terranova
Vanessa Ward