Community Engagement

The Peace Center’s Community Engagement initiatives seek to tell stories, amplify voices, educate and inspire through the arts. Our aim in community engagement is to create a more inclusive Peace Center by partnering with organizations to increase accessibility to programming, to represent the vast diversity of our community, and to be a welcoming space for all to experience performing arts.





Our Community Engagement Programs

Amplify

Peace Voices

Peace Voices is the home for dynamic and insightful artistic engagement and dialogue. Through diverse offerings in spoken word, film, lectures, and performance, Peace Voices creates a vibrant community and courageous conversations. Past series partners and guests have included BOLD Leadership Network, South Carolina ETV, South Carolina Fair Lending Alliance, Dr. Shaun Woodly, Dr. Fahamu Pecou, and Glenis Redmond.

Educate

Fine Arts Center Artists-In-Residence

A first of its kind, this program provides students with instruction and mentorship from world-class artists in dance, jazz, and classical music, with the goal of significantly enhancing their confidence and achievement as young artists.


The four-week program culminates in demonstrations and performances at the Peace Center.

Fine Arts Center Concert Series

These performances prepare up-and-coming student musicians for a career in the arts and entertainment industry by providing them a resume-building, professional opportunity to perform in paid settings.

Broadway Peace Talks With Dr. Kristin Pressley

Broadway Peace Talks give audiences a deeper dive into the history and inspiration of our Broadway performances. Anchored by Dr. Kristin Pressley (Dr. Broadway), viewers are treated to an exclusive interview with the people who bring Broadway stories to life on stage.

Explore Broadway Peace Talks

Arts Discovery Workshops

The Peace Center Arts Discovery Workshops introduce middle and high school students to unique forms of performance art. Students attend a weekly workshop taught by professional artists that will culminate in a showcase for family and friends on the final day. 

Master Classes

Learn from the Masters! Emerging artists are given valuable access to world-class performers in the fields of music, dance, and musical theater. Master classes provide coaching and mentoring to assist young artists in reaching their artistic and professional goals.

Cultural master classes and workshops are free for ticket holders of the accompanying performances. Participants grow from personal feedback while observers gain a unique insight into the mind of a professional musician and the mastery necessary to achieve a high-quality performance.

Inspire & Celebrate

Silent Disco

We had a blast with the inaugural Silent Disco at the Peace Center. In fact, it was such a hit we decided we should keep the party going!

Back by popular demand is the quietest public party ever hosted- and you're invited! We have headphones, DJs and concessions, Now, all we need is YOU!

Check out the dates below to dance like no one is watching and sing like no one can hear you (because they can't).

Headphone rentals are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at peacecenter.org and upon arrival.

Peace Perks

Generously underwritten by the Farr Family

In partnership with OnTrack Greenville, Peace Perks rewards students at Berea High, Berea Middle, Carolina High, Greenville Early College, Lakeview Middle, and Tanglewood Middle making significant strides toward academic recovery. Students who are successful in the program are provided with Broadway tickets and dinner gift certificates for a family night on the town.

Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration

Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration unites our community in the 150-year-old tradition of commemoration. Through art, food, and performances this engagement is an opportunity for education and remembrance of the lived African American experience. Juneteenth honors the end of slavery in the United States and is the longest-running African American holiday.

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Upcoming Events

Friday | Dec 2, 2022

Silent Disco

Wyche Pavilion

Peace Center
Event Starts 6:00 PM
Wednesday | Dec 7, 2022

Jazz All Stars

Genevieve's

Peace Center
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Friday | Jan 20, 2023

Silent Disco

Wyche Pavilion

Peace Center
Event Starts 6:00 PM
Friday | Feb 24, 2023

Silent Disco

Wyche Pavilion

Peace Center
Event Starts 6:00 PM
Friday | Mar 10, 2023

Silent Disco

Graham Plaza

Peace Center
Event Starts 6:00 PM
Friday | Apr 7, 2023

Silent Disco

Graham Plaza

Peace Center
Event Starts 6:00 PM
Wednesday | Apr 26, 2023

Jazz All Stars

Genevieve's

Peace Center
Event Starts 7:30 PM
Friday | May 12, 2023

Silent Disco

Graham Plaza

Peace Center
Event Starts 6:00 PM