The Colonial Theater was originally constructed in 1925. It is now known as The Colonial Center for the Performing Arts. The building is three-stories tall and is located in Downtown South Hill, Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
The Colonial Center is listed on the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Virginia Landmarks Register, and on the National Park Services National Register of Historic Places.
After a harsh 2020 and 2021 season at the Colonial Center due to the ongoing pandemic, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the C.A.T.S. Community Theatre production of ELF: The Musical in December 2021. This decision was not made lightly and many options were explored prior to deciding the cancellation was necessary due to: the recent rise in COVID cases in Mecklenburg County and surrounding areas, the large cast size required for this production, the number of unvaccinated children who would need to be involved in the show, and the risks of COVID exposures and infections over a ten-week-long rehearsal and production period.
We would like to thank the Town of South Hill, J.A. Barker Construction Company, and Williams Enterprises for their willingness to sponsor ELF: The Musical, and we hope everyone will understand that we are putting the health and safety of our performers, volunteers, staff, audience members, and community, at the forefront in our decision-making process.
Our 2022 season of events will be announced in the coming weeks and we are working hard to provide opportunities to get our C.A.T.S. performers back onstage safely in the coming year.
Refunds will be issued for all tickets which have already been purchased for ELF: The Musical. Please call the Colonial Center Box Office at (434) 262-4170 to request a refund.
Click on “Upcoming Shows” above for more information about upcoming performance events. Scheduled performances and events are subject to postponement or cancellation if the Governor’s COVID restrictions are updated to include mandated occupancy restrictions for indoor events.
The Art Galleries have re-opened! The Colonial Center’s Art Galleries are now open for free public viewing Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Click on ‘Art Gallery’ under ‘Events’ at the top of this page for more information about our current exhibits:
A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS with Michael Carter & Friends, originally scheduled for Sunday, November 8, 2020, has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 14, 2021. (2:30 p.m.)
The performance by KIDS IN AMERICA -The Totally 80s Tribute Band, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 15, 2021, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2022. (7:30 p.m.)
Any tickets purchased for any cancelled show dates will be honored for the new performance dates. If you have already purchased tickets for these events and cannot attend the new performance dates, please email Lauren Epps at email@example.com to request a refund. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Please Note: 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.
The Colonial Center
220 South Mecklenburg Avenue
South Hill, Virginia 23970
Return Policy: No refunds or exchanges.
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