Coming Up at the PAC

Check out some of our upcoming events.

  • Date
  • Event
  • Description
    • Date
      October 19, 2017
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      FMU String Ensemble
    • Description
      The FMU String Ensemble is for students interested in learning chamber music. String music of traditional and modern composers is rehearsed and performed. Material is chosen from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and twentieth century music.
      Terry Roberts, director
    • Date
      October 27, 2017
      7:00 pm
    • Event
      Parris Island Marine Band
    • Description
      Trumpet player in NYC The Parris Island Marine Band’s primary mission is to provide musical support for recruit graduations and other military ceremonies and events. In addition to playing at approximately 40 recruit graduations each year, the band also performs concerts and parades across the United States.
    • Date
      October 31, 2017
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      FMU Concert Band
    • Description
      FMU Concert Band Dr. Terry Roberts, conductor
      The Francis Marion University Concert Band is composed of FMU students as well as community members from Florence, Lake City, Darlington, Dillon, Hartsville, Columbia, Marion and surrounding areas.
    • Date
      November 2, 2017
      9:30 am
    • Event
      Diggery Digger's Rock 'N Roar Dino Show
    • Description
      Diggery Digger performing While Paleontologist Diggery Diggers is showing his fossils to a live audience, he discovers a “top secret” box the museum accidentally packed. Curious, Diggery opens the box and unleashes the DinoSauroScope 3000 or DINA taking the audience back into time to interact with dinosaurs.
    • Date
      November 2, 2017
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      Ciro Fodere, piano
    • Description
      Photo of Ciro Fodere Ciro Fodere‘s latest performances have been described as “masterful, electric, by turns fiery and lyrical” by The Post and Courier, and as featuring “technical sheen articulation, alert dynamic shading, and an imaginative approach” by The Miami Herald

The PAC Experience

  • Downtown Florence is the Pee Dee’s entertainment hot spot and the PAC is right in the middle of it. A perfect evening includes food, drink and some great entertainment at the PAC. Check it out soon!

A night at the PAC? Sounds amazing!

A top drawer artist in an intimate, state-of-the-art theatre with acoustics so clear that every seat sounds like you’re in the front row.

That’s amazing.

That’s the PAC experience.

The FMU Performing Arts Center has wowed audiences since its opening night in 2011. Why not reserve a little wow time for yourself?

We’re engaging fantastic artists all the time and Florence’s revitalized downtown (home of the PAC) offers the perfect backdrop for a big night out. Dinner and a show? Drinks and dessert to follow?

It’s all here.

At the PAC.

Locating the PAC

The FMU Performing Arts Center is located in the heart of Florence’s newly revitalized downtown. Florence, the hub of South Carolina’s Pee Dee Region, is readily accessible. Two interstates and a number of other major highways, converge here.


201 S. Dargan St, Florence, SC 29506

  • From I-20 West:
    I-20 East becomes I-20 Business East/David H. McLeod Blvd.
    Take David H. McLeod Blvd. until it dead ends – turn left onto Palmetto Street/Hwy 76 East
    Drive 2.5 miles – cross Warley Street, McQueen Street, and Coit Street
    Turn left onto Irby Street – drive one block and turn right onto Cheves Street
    PAC and patron drop off area is on your right and the City of Florence parking garage is on your left
  • From I-95 North:
    Take Exit 164 – at the end of the ramp, turn left onto Lucas Street/Hwy 52 South
    Turn right onto Irby Street; cross Darlington Street, railroad tracks, Baroody Street, and Evans Street
    Turn left onto Cheves Street – PAC and patron drop off area is on your right and City of Florence parking garage is on your left
  • From I-95 South:
    Take Exit 160A for I-20 East toward Florence
    Merge onto I-20 Business East/David H. McLeod Blvd.
    Take David H. McLeod Blvd. until it dead ends – turn left onto Palmetto Street/Hwy 76 East
    Drive 2.5 miles – cross Warley Street, McQueen Street, and Coit Street
    Turn left onto Irby Street – drive one block and turn right onto Cheves Street
    PAC and patron drop off area is on your right and the City of Florence parking garage is on your left
  • Parking:
    Primary parking is available at the Emerson Apartment/City Parking Complex. Accessible parking is located on the West Cheves side of the PAC. Spaces are marked with a . Additional parking along Dargan Street and at neighboring businesses. View the parking map for more information:
    PAC Parking Map

PAC FAQs

  • How can I purchase tickets?
    There are three ways to purchase tickets: here on the website, by calling 843-661-4444, or in person at our ticket office located at 201 South Dargan Street, Florence, SC. The ticket office is open M-F from 12:00pm – 5:00pm, and 90 minutes prior to any performance.
  • Are there fees for purchasing tickets?
    All sales have a $3 facility fee per ticket that goes towards FMU scholarships and for facility ticketing expenses. Any tickets that are mailed require $1.50 per ticket, and any online purchases have a $3.50 per ticket processing fee.
  • Where do I park?
    We suggest that you park in the City Parking Complex across Cheves Street, accessible from Irby Street and Dargan Street (Parking Map). And it’s free! Other parking may be available at nearby locations on certain days, and on the street in front of the building.
  • Where is accessible parking?
    Accessible parking is available on the Cheves Street side of the Performing Arts Center (see map).
  • Is there accessible seating?
    Absolutely. Simply contact our ticket office with your needs and concerns, and we will be happy to assist.
  • What about assisted listening devices? I sometimes have difficulty hearing the performance.
    Once you arrive at the PAC, you can check out a device at our Coat Check. Please ask any usher for assistance.
  • Can children attend performances?
    We think it is important for all young people to be exposed to the performing arts and other similar events, especially those that are intended for children and families. But because small children often have needs that live entertainment cannot fulfill, and to make sure all of our patrons enjoy our shows, we do strongly recommend that children 5 years or younger not attend most FMU Performing Arts Center performances.