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auditorium stage with piano

State-of-the-Art Venue

The Swain Arts Center auditorium has hosted a variety of performances, large and small, from intimate one-person shows to stage shows to instrumental ensembles. Each of the auditorium's 500 seats is a premium seat with excellent viewing and sound.

The Swain Arts Center offers a wide variety of performing arts programs for the school and community. The 2016-17 season featured the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, The Freestylers Band, the Touring Theatre of North Carolina, Scott Ainslie and Reggie Harris, The Tanglewood Marionettes, Silver Trouts Arts, Matt Tooni, and The Warriors of Anikituwah, Anita Burroughs Price, Billy Jonas, and Lori Richards.

Past Performances

woman singer with piano

The first Swain County Schools Faculty Showcase on February 4 was a huge success! The event featured our educators presenting a wide variety of performing and visual art – Broadway show tunes, opera, dance, prose reading, piano solos, painting, mixed media, and fine woodworking. We look forward to this event becoming an annual tradition at the Swain Arts Center.

Two guitar players on stage

On March 5, Scott Ainslie and Reggie Harris stirred our souls and warmed our hearts with their presentation of Black and White and Blues. Scott and Reggie performed the next day for students from Swain Middle School and Swain County High School.

spring musical performance

The Spring Musical is always a highlight! This year our chorus, drama, band, and art students from Swain County High School collaborated to present All Night Strut! A Jumpin’, Jivin’, Jam! Great job!