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.
A Slideshow of Past Performances
The performance by KIDS IN AMERICA -The Totally 80s Tribute Band, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 15, 2021. (7:30 p.m.)
The performance by TUESDAY’S GONE – The Ultimate Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, originally scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2020, has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 17, 2021. (7:30 p.m.)
The performance by ON THE BORDER – The Ultimate Tribute to The Eagles, originally scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2020, has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 21, 2021. (7:30 p.m.)
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.)
Any tickets purchased for the 2020 show dates will be honored for the new 2021 performances. If you have already purchased tickets for these events and cannot attend the new performance dates, please email Lauren Epps at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a refund. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Effective March 18, 2020
Until further notice, the Colonial Center for Performing Arts facilities will be closed to the public. This has been done in an effort to slow the spread and reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Due to restrictions placed on gatherings, events which were originally scheduled to take place through the end of 2020 have been postponed or cancelled when postponements were not possible.
To contact a staff member, please call our Box Office telephone number at (434) 262-4170. You may also contact Lauren Epps (Director of Operations) via email at email@example.com.
Ticket sales for all 2020 events have been temporarily suspended until a re-opening date is determined. We look forward to re-opening to the public as soon as possible and we thank you for your continuing support.
Please do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
DUE TO UNCERTAINTY REGARDING PUBLIC GATHERINGS AT THIS TIME, THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED FOR 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED:
Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 26 – 1pm – 3pm (Mon-Fri) “Children’s Summer Theatre Workshop”
Saturday, June 27th at 2:30pm – “Children’s Summer Theatre Workshop Performance”
Thursday, July 9th 6pm – 8pm “Adult Jewelry-Making” with Karen Terry
Wednesday, July 15th – 6pm – 8pm “Adult Improv” with Douglas Wright
Wednesday, July 22nd – 6pm – 8pm “Children’s Improv” with Douglas Wright
Monday, September 21st – 6pm – 8pm “Swing Dance” with Missy Turner
Thursday October 22nd – 6pm – 8pm “Adult Mixed Media Artwork” with Karen Terry
Saturday, October 24th – 10am – 12pm “Children’s Pumpkin Carving” with Lauren Epps
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.
Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover