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

Art Gallery - Opening Celebration!
Thursday, July 12
6PM - 8PM

The Colonial Center for Performing Arts will soon begin to host Art Opening Celebrations whenever new exhibits are installed in their Art Galleries. These celebrations will be open to the public and will include light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar offering Rosemont wines, beer, sodas, and water. The first of these events will be held on Thursday, July 12, from 6PM until 8PM.

Featured in the first Opening Celebration will be the winners of the Southside Community Services Board’s annual Consumer Art Contest. Each year, Southside Community Services holds an art contest for their consumers and the winning submissions are featured in their yearly printed calendars. The Colonial Center will display the winning pieces in the Main Gallery along with some additional submissions to the contest. This exhibit will be in place from Thursday, July 12, through Monday, August 20. Several contest winners will be on-site for the Opening Celebration to showcase their works.

The July 12 event will also honor Lisa Clary, who will have examples of her poetry and prose on display in the Craft Gallery from July 12 through August 20. Lisa’s exhibit will be unique in that it will not feature visual art but rather examples of her creative writings. Lisa is well-known throughout South Hill, Mecklenburg County, and beyond for her involvement in many civic organizations as well as her role as a reporter, photographer, and Account Executive for the MECKLENBURG SUN. Many people recognize her as “Lisa the Hat Lady,” and her poetry and prose exhibition will be aptly titled, “Lisa’s Lines from Under the Hat.” Additionally, Lisa will have copies of her newly-published book available for purchase in the galleries during her exhibition. She will be on-site at the Opening Celebration on July 12 to answer questions about her works and participate in a book signing for those who purchase copies during the event.

This event is made possible, in part, through funding provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.



               Auditions for
the C.A.T.S. Community Theatre
             Production of

Sunday, August 19 @ 2:30PM
Monday, August 20 @ 6:00PM

         Directed by Debra Wright

Click the "Community Theatre" tab at the top of this page for more information!

Now in the Main Gallery:
"A Life Like Yours and Mine"
Southside Community Services Board's
Annual Consumer Art Contest Exhibit

Please click the "Art Gallery" tab at the top of this page for more information.
Now in the Craft Gallery:

"Lisa's Lines from Under the Hat"
Poetry and Prose Exhibit
By Lisa Clary

Please click the "Art Gallery" tab at the top of this page for more information.
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 these remaining performances:

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.
Remaining 2018 Workshops:

Painting for Adults (Acrylics on stretched canvas)
Registration is FULL - Waiting List Available 

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 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.

                                    2018 SHOWS


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.
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.

The Colonial is one of the few remaining vaudeville theatres of its era in Virginia and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places... Read Full History

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