Upcoming Events

Coming Up at the PAC

Check out some of our upcoming events.

  • Date
  • Event
  • Description
    • Date
      October 10, 2022
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      Florence Symphony Orchestra presents "Titan"
    • Description
      man conducting orchestra Mozart and Mahler were both known for performing and conducting at the time of their first symphonies. Mozart, a child prodigy, toured Europe playing for royalty, and Mahler was a well known conductor who would go on to conduct major orchestras of Europe and the New York Philharmonic. Mozart's Symphony No. 1 was written in 1764 when he was just eight years old. This simple but melodic three-movement work was the first of over 40 symphonies Mozart wrote in his lifetime. Mahler wrote his first symphony, the "Titan," in 1888, while working at the Leipzig Opera as a kapellmeister. The orchestra is larger than a classical orchestra, doubling the winds and brass. This makes for a brilliant and full sound, especially at the end of the symphony.
    • Date
      October 15, 2022
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      Jim Messina
    • Description
      Jim Messina is a legend in the world of country-rock music. Born and raised in California, Messina began his musical career as a member of the folk-rock band Buffalo Springfield. He later co-founded the hugely successful group Loggins and Messina, which released a string of hit albums in the 1970s. In recent years, Messina has continued to perform and record as a solo artist, and he remains one of the most popular touring acts in the world. With his remarkable talent and infectious energy, Jim Messina continues to bring his unique brand of Americana to fans all over the globe.
    • Date
      October 20, 2022
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      The Rocky Horror Show
      by Richard O’Brien
    • Description
      As an out-of-work actor in London in the early 1970s, Richard O’Brien wrote The Rocky Horror Show to keep himself busy on winter evenings. A major theme running throughout the musical is transvestism, which according to O’Brien was not originally meant to be as prominent as it ended up being.
    • Date
      October 21, 2022
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      The Rocky Horror Show
      by Richard O’Brien
    • Description
      As an out-of-work actor in London in the early 1970s, Richard O’Brien wrote The Rocky Horror Show to keep himself busy on winter evenings. A major theme running throughout the musical is transvestism, which according to O’Brien was not originally meant to be as prominent as it ended up being.
    • Date
      October 22, 2022
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      The Rocky Horror Show
      by Richard O’Brien
    • Description
      As an out-of-work actor in London in the early 1970s, Richard O’Brien wrote The Rocky Horror Show to keep himself busy on winter evenings. A major theme running throughout the musical is transvestism, which according to O’Brien was not originally meant to be as prominent as it ended up being.

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.