Beverly Hazelwood and Starr Ward Garden
The Beverly Hazelwood and Starr Ward Garden Courtyard is located behind the Academic Wing. This flexible space is accessible from the lobby area as well as from exterior entrances. Beautiful landscaping, soft lighting and a water feature provides a relaxing setting for pre-show and intermission gatherings, receptions, and small events.
Black Box Theatre
The Black Box Theater provides a flexible space for a variety of performances. Retractable seats accommodate seating for 100. Although the Black Box is a more intimate space than the Mainstage, it features the same type of sprung floor, acoustical drapes, lighting equipment, and sound equipment. This space can also be used for receptions and other rental functions.
With over 9,000 square feet of space, the PAC multi-level lobby can accommodate community and corporate events, as well as private functions. The horn shapes in the terrazzo marble floors and custom light fixtures are reminiscent of Dizzy Gillespie, a native of the region. The walls are made from the last Winnsboro blue granite pulled from the quarry before it was closed, and the insets are made from repurposed Georgia White Cherokee marble, remnants of veterans’ cemetery headstones that could not be used for their original purpose due to chips in the stone and misspellings of names.
The Truist Amphitheatre is located on the Palmetto Street side of the main building. With a 20 x 40 ft. covered stage, it features a semicircular outdoor seating area that can accommodate approximately 200 people while an upper area can accommodate approximately 300 people. This flexible green space is surrounded by beautiful magnolia trees.