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Ticket Information for the FMU Performing Arts Center

There are three ways to purchase tickets to performances and events at the PAC: by clicking on individual events here on the PAC website and completing a purchase online, by calling the PAC Ticket Office at (843) 661-4444 or by stopping in at 201 South Dargan Street.

The PAC Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 pm and is also open 90 minutes prior to the start of any performance.


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.
    • Date
      October 25, 2022
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      FMU Concert Band
    • Description
      The Francis Marion University Concert Band is composed of FMU students as well as community members from the Pee Dee region. Community members include professional area music educators, band directors, choir directors, ministers of music, and FMU music faculty members.
    • Date
      October 26, 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 27, 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 28, 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 29, 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
      November 2, 2022
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      FMU String Ensemble
    • Description
      man directing musicians Open to all university students and faculty interested in learning and performing chamber music, the University String Ensemble members meet for weekly rehearsals during Fall and Spring academic semesters, giving public recitals and accompanying other campus ensembles.
    • Date
      November 10, 2022
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      Jon Conley
    • Description
      photo of jon conley Jon Conley is a mainstay of the Nashville music industry. Jon began playing guitar at seven (wanting to play like Roy Clark) and has branched out to include mandolin, fiddle, banjo, vocals and songwriting in his portfolio. Perhaps best known as the lead guitarist for the Kenny Chesney band, he has credits on recordings by a number of artists and attributes his success to practicing and taking every opportunity to perform seriously.
    • Date
      November 14, 2022
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      Florence Symphony Orchestra presents "Seraph Brass"
    • Description
      women holding brass instruments Prelude, Cristina Spinei Chimera, Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra Anthony DiLorenzo Pictures at an Exhibition, Mussorsky/Tushmalov   Seraph Brass is a dynamic ensemble drawing from a roster of America’s top brass players. They present a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics.
    • Date
      November 21, 2022
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      FMU Concert Choir and Voice Collective
    • Description
      Open to all university students, the University Concert Choir has an average enrollment of between 35 and 45 students. This group has sung in numerous area churches and has also performed with the Florence Symphony Orchestra. They have performed such major choral works as the “Polovetzian Dance and Chorus” of Alexander Borodin, the “Schicksalslied” of Johannes Brahms, and the Ninth Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven.
    • Date
      November 22, 2022
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      FMU Jazz Combo
    • Description
      The FMU Jazz Combo allows students in a small group setting to learn and hone improvisational skills within the the jazz idiom. Works have been selected from music by Corea, Glasper, Shorter, and more.
    • Date
      December 10, 2022
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      Black Violin
    • Description
      Black Violin returns to the FMU PAC for the first time since their sold out performance in 2018. The Grammy-nominated group consists of members Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, who use their classical instruments to create a unique fusion of classical strings with hip hop. First appearing on the music scene in 2004, Black Violin gained traction as a live music group, performing with the likes of Alicia Keys, Wu-Tang Clan and Mike Shionda of rock band Linkin Park. The famed duo eventually began recording and releasing original music a few years later. Now, with seven chart-topping albums – two of which were self-published – Black Violin is a major player in the classical music and hip hop communities.
    • Date
      December 12, 2022
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      Florence Symphony Orchestra presents "Holiday Pops"
    • Description
      people posing with orchestra The FSO's Holiday Pops concert is one of the most popular performances of the season. This year we feature local singers Amesha McElveen and Jerinda Davis. They most recently performed together in the Florence Little Theater's production of Dreamgirls.
    • Date
      January 25, 2023
      7:30 pm
    • Event
      Craig Hultgren, cello
    • Description
      Craig Hultgren, an American cellist and improvisor, has long been an activist for new music. More than 200 works have been composed for him by contemporary composers, including works for the electric cello and multi-media works.

Planning Your Visit

  • 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.

Getting 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