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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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS  

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Remaining 2022 FREE Workshops!

Prior registration is required.

Call (434) 262-4170 for more information or to register.

All workshops and materials are provided free-of-charge and are made possible, in part, through funding provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional performing arts workshops will be added as time progresses. Listed below are our remaining 2022 workshops.  

Introduction to Sculpture with Karen Terry (Ages 18+) Thursday, August 18, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Naïve Painting with Karen Terry (Ages 18+) Thursday, September 22, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Mixed Media Art with Karen Terry (Ages 18+) Thursday, October 20, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 Creating with Paper with Karen Terry (Ages 18+) Thursday, November 10, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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Now in the Main Gallery:

“Dig It” Contemporary Farm Art

by Eric Sencindiver of Brodnax, VA

Eric Sencindiver is from Northern VA outside of Washington DC.  He is a self-taught, independent artist who has been studying a variety of art styles and techniques for over 10 yrs.  His first solo show was in 2017 at Litmus Gallery / Raleigh, NC titled “What is Art?”  Five years later he returns with “DIG IT” at the Colonial Center for Performing Arts / South Hill, VA.  The style of the exhibit is described as Contemporary Farm Art.  This classification is inspired by Eric’s experience living on Southern Virginia farmland for several years and his perspective as a non-native local. The name DIG IT is derived from an original art process where Eric created abstract paintings with the use of hydraulic farm equipment.  This exhibit features a variety of work that consists of painting, sculpture, collage, photography, and graphic design. His artwork style has been described as Expressionist and he has made the statement “I design art for ideas that are not adequately expressed through the written and verbal forms of language.” All his art is intended to be socially conscious, thought provoking and uplifting.  He also has a current virtual art exhibit titled “Heliocentric” that can be viewed here: https://www.oarbt.com/blog/how-artist-eric-uses-oarbt-to-communicate-his-ideas

  

Now in the Craft Gallery:

Handcrafted Jewelry 

by Wanda Champion of Warrenton, NC

Click on “Art Gallery” under “Events” at the top of this page for photos of the current Gallery exhibits.

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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.

Address

The Colonial Center
220 South Mecklenburg Avenue
South Hill, Virginia 23970
(434) 262-4170

Return Policy: No refunds or exchanges.

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