Peace Center

Peace Center
Exterior of venue, c. 2007
Former namesPeace Center for the Performing Arts (planning/construction)
Address300 S Main St
Greenville, SC 29601-2606
LocationDowntown Greenville
OwnerCity of Greenville
TypePerforming arts complex
Capacity2,112 (Peace Concert Hall)
1,450 (TD Stage)
439 (Gunter Theatre)
Opened10 November 1990 (1990-11-10)
Construction cost$34 million
$23 million (2010 renovations)
ArchitectCraig, Gaulden, and Davis
Structural engineerJerit/Boys Incorporated
Carolina Ballet Theatre
Greenville Chorale
Greenville County Youth Orchestra
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
International Ballet
South Carolina Children’s Theate
Venue Website

The Peace Center is a performing arts center located in Greenville, South Carolina. It is composed of a concert hall, theater, and amphitheatre. Located adjacent to Falls Park, the center hosts over 300 events each year, including classical music, Broadway shows, and appearances by popular artists such as David Copperfield.


Inside the concert hall

The Peace Center is named after the local Peace family who donated $10 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. There are four resident companies: Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Ballet Theatre, 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. In February 2016, it was the site of the ninth Republican debate for the 2016 presidential election.

The TD Stage at the Peace Center (formerly the Peace Center Amphitheater) opened September 12, 2012, hosting Vince Gill. The night started with Mayor Knox White and TD executives 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.[1]

The Brian Setzer Orchestra performed at the Peace Center in '06 for their Christmas Rocks Tour, and also played some of their hits like "Jump, Jive, and Wail".

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Coordinates:34°50′50″N 82°24′4″W / 34.84722°N 82.40111°W / 34.84722; -82.40111

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Peace Concert Hall inside Peace Center, filled with audiences. Greenville, South Carolina, United States.
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Peace Center at Night, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.