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
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 of ten people or more in theaters, events which were scheduled to take place through the end of May 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for future events are still available through this website. 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 the Coronavirus.
Performances of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM scheduled for Friday, March 13; Saturday, March 14; and Sunday, March 15, were cancelled. Patrons will be offered refunds or exchanges for future events.
As of Friday, March 13, staff members began contacting patrons who provided telephone numbers to offer refunds and exchanges. Please feel free to contact the Box Office at (434) 262-4170 with any questions or to request refunds.
The safety of our patrons, cast, crew, volunteers, and staff, is of utmost importance. Thank you for your understanding.
A NEW ADDITION TO OUR 2020 SEASON OF PERFORMANCES HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED! Click “Upcoming Shows” above to see all of the great shows we have coming in 2020!
Don’t forget to check out the 2020 schedule of FREE workshops by clicking on “Workshops” in the “Events” category above! All Colonial Center Workshops are made possible, in part, through funding provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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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