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.
Jim Simpson sings Pat Boone’s “Love Letters in the Sand” as part of the upcoming C.A.T.S. Community Theatre Production of WELCOME BACK TO THE 50s & 60s, sponsored by Touchstone Bank and Stahl Accounting & Tax, Inc.
The Colonial Center is now open! All remaining 2021 events and workshops will proceed, in person, as scheduled. Click on “Upcoming Shows” above for more information about upcoming performance events.
For your safety and for the protection of others, it is highly recommended that everyone wear an appropriate protective mask when attending events at the Colonial Center. This is especially important for those who are not yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Art Galleries have re-opened as well! 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 exhibit:
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.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover