Regular Box Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Box Office Phone Number: (434) 262-4170

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HELP WANTED

The Colonial Center for Performing Arts seeks qualified applicants for part-time Box Office/Events Staff. 

The Box Office Staff is responsible for fielding incoming calls, taking ticket reservations, taking payment for ticket purchases, providing information regarding rental availability for the facility, coordinating volunteers and providing support for our performance events, helping to maintain the cleanliness and organization of the front office and public areas of the theatre, providing assistance to patrons who visit the center during business hours, leading occasional historic tours of the theatre, and helping with set-up/clean-up for performance and ballroom events, among other things.

Each day at the Colonial Center is unique, so applicants must be able to thrive in an ever-changing work environment. Applicants for this position must be computer proficient; have experience in working in an office environment; have excellent customer service skills; be available to work Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.; be willing and available to work occasional evening and weekend performance events; pass a pre-employment drug screening; submit to a criminal background check; and should possess a desire to work closely with the public.
 
Box Office Staff members are the first faces patrons see when they visit the Colonial Center during the week. It is important for these staff members to maintain a polite and calm demeanor and attitude in all work-related situations.

Anyone interested in applying for the open Box Office Staff/Events Staff position should submit a résumé to Lauren Epps, via email at lepps@colonialcenterva.org or through the USPS at 220 South Mecklenburg Avenue, South Hill, VA, 23970. The deadline for résumé submissions will be Friday, April 20, 2018, at 4:30PM.

Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews in the very near future. Please also feel free to call Lauren at (434) 262-4170 or email her at the email address listed above with any questions you may have regarding the job and what it entails.

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AUDITIONS:

Monday, May 21 - 6PM - 7:30PM
Tuesday, May 22 - 6PM - 7:30PM

A full "character listing" is available by clicking the "Community Theater" tab at the top of this page.
  • Auditions are open to performers between the ages of 6 and 18 ONLY.
  • Be prepared to sing an audition piece upon arrival.
  • Dancers, singers, and actors needed.
  • Reading from the script will be required at auditions, if auditioning for a major role. If your child is not yet at a proficient reading level, there are plenty of roles available which will not require reading from the script.
  • Please use the Actors Entrance when arriving for auditions. (Located in the alley at the rear of the theatre complex.)
  • Audition forms are avilable for download in advance. (Click the "Community Theatre" tab at the top of this page.) Forms will also be available in the auditorium on audition dates.
  • Please review the C.A.T.S. Agreement and Theatre Agreement on the "Community Theatre" page as well.
  • Performance dates are scheduled for August 4, 10 & 11 at 7:30PM. Also on August 5 & 12 at 2:30PM. Please check your availability for all performance dates prior to auditioning.
  • If cast in the show, rehearsals take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings at 6PM, and on Sunday afternoons at 2:30PM.
  • Not all characters will be required to attend all rehearsals. A rehearsal schedule will be given to parents once the show is cast.
  • Contact Director Douglas Wright with any questions about auditions, rehearsals, etc. He may be reached Monday through Friday from 8:30AM until 4:30PM at (434) 262-4170, or via email at colonialfan@gmail.com.
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PLEASE NOTE: The start time of all Colonial Center evening shows has been moved to 7:30 p.m. - Any 2018 show which was previously scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. will now begin at 7:30 p.m. This change will affect the following performances:

THE KING AND I on March 10, 16 & 17 will now begin at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
THE EVERLY BROTHERS EXPERIENCE on Saturday, April 7 will now begin at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
RICHMOND BALLET II on Saturday, April 21 will now begin at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
NIGHT FEVER: The Bee Gees Tribute on Saturday, June 9 will now begin at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Disney’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR. on August 4, 10 & 11 will now begin at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
CHARLOTTE’S WEB on October 13, 19 & 20 will now begin at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
SCROOGE! – The Musical on December 8, 14 & 15 will now begin at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Please call the Box Office at (434) 262-4170 with any questions about the new start times.
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Now in the Main Gallery:
"Twin Cedar Images"
Photography by Stephen Hinzman



Please click the "Art Gallery" tab at the top of this page for more information.
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Now in the Craft Gallery:
Handmade Crafts by Melissa "Missy" Turner




Please click the "Art Gallery" tab at the top of this page for more information.
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2018 Workshop Schedule:

Painting for Adults (Decorative Plates)
Hosted by Karen Terry
Friday, May 11 (Ages 21+)
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Children's Collage-Making
Hosted by Karen Terry
Saturday, May 12 (Ages 8-18)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Directing Community Theatre
Hosted by Douglas Wright
Monday, May 14 (Ages 18+)
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

"Night Fever" Line Dancing
Hosted by Catherine Flynn
Friday, June 8 (All Ages)
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Children's Summer Theatre "Camp"
Hosted by Douglas Wright
June 18 through June 29 (Monday - Friday only)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open to ages 10-18

Children's Summer Theatre "Graduation" Performance
(In conjunction with Summer Theatre "Camp")
Saturday, June 30
Beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets will be $5 each for performance

Painting for Adults (Acrylics on stretched canvas)
Hosted by Karen Terry
Friday, September 21 (Ages 21+)
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Children's Pumpkin Carving
Hosted by Lauren Epps
Saturday, October 27 (Ages 8-18)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


All Workshops and materials are provided free-of-charge.

Registration is now open for all 2018 workshops.

Please call the Box Office at (434) 262-4170 or email info@colonialcenterva.org with any questions or to register a participant.


These workshops are made possible, in part, through funding provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
   
  
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PROCESSING FEES APPLY TO ALL CREDIT CARD ORDERS PLACED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, OVER THE PHONE, AND IN THE BOX OFFICE. TO AVOID THESE FEES, PLEASE VISIT THE BOX OFFICE BETWEEN 8:30 A.M. AND 4:30 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, AND PURCHASE TICKETS WITH CASH OR CHECK.


Gift Certificates - Need a gift, incentive, or recognition award for someone you know? The Colonial Center now offers gift certificates starting at $15.00 each and increasing in amounts of $5.00 increments up to $50.00 total. There are no fees for this service. Ask a staff member today about how you can take advantage of this offer.

Flex-Passes - Colonial Center Flex Passes are available for purchase! These passes entitle the recipient to six tickets to C.A.T.S. Community Theatre Events! Use them all at once or spread them throughout the year; it's your choice! Flex-Passes are $75 each and may be purchased on this site under the Events tab above. For questions, more information, or assistance in purchasing a Flex-Pass, please call the box office at 434-262-4170. 

Tours and Visits - Please call ahead if you would like to see the theater area. We do not make that space accessible unless we have advance knowledge of the visit. It is our pleasure to show our space if we are prepared. As always, our box office and galleries are open Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Thank you for your understanding.

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The Colonial Theatre has a very special place in the history of our community and in the lives of many of our residents. It has weathered many storms and economic crises, as well as years of neglect at various times throughout its history.

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