About the Pac

The award-winning Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence is widely hailed as one of the finest entertainment venues in South Carolina. Any patron will quickly see – and hear – why this is the case when they step inside our beautiful facility. This unique facility opened in 2022 and features and 849-seat Mainstage Theatre, a Black Box Theatre, and the Truist Amphitheatre. In addition, the PAC serves as a classroom and performance space for various FMU music ensembles and performances. It is also the home to three resident companies and serves as a rental facility for community events. The FMU PAC is located in the heart of downtown Florence, a critical piece of the city’s ongoing revitalization. PAC patrons can explor a range of downtown entertainment options before or after attending a show at the PAC.


The best choice for PAC parking is the City Parking Complex, located across Cheves Street from the PAC facility. The complex is accessible from Irby and Dargan Streets, and it’s FREE! Other parking may be available at nearby locations on certain days, and on Dargan Street in front of the building. Accessible, labeled parking is located on the West Cheves Street side of the PAC.
PAC Parking Map


Accessible seating is available inside the PAC. Contact our ticket office with your needs and concerns, and we will be happy to assist. For assisted listening devices, please see an usher upon your arrival. All patrons, young and old, need a ticket to attend shows at the PAC. Because small children often have needs that live entertainment cannot fulfill, and to make sure all of our patrons enjoy the show, we strongly recommend that children 5 years and younger do not attend most PAC shows.


A variety of concession items are available for purchase prior to perofrmances and during intermissions. In some instances, beverages are allowed in the theatre in an official Performing Arts Center container (also available for purchase). Food is not allowed inside the theatres.

Technical information

For more information regarding the PAC and surrounding area, download the Technical Information Packet.

Meet Our Team

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Bud Simmons
Phone: 843-661-1720
Office: PAC 101-A
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Kate Glass
Phone: 843-661-1880
Office: PAC
Event Supervisor
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C. Ann Kelly
Phone: 843-661-1894
Office: PAC
Administrative Manager
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Kimberly Harwell
Phone: 843-661-1896
Office: PAC
Ticketing Services Manager