Porter Center for Performing Arts
Inaugurated in 1998, the Porter Center for Performing Arts at Brevard College has quickly earned a reputation as one of the finest performance halls in the South. Named for North Carolina businessman and Brevard College Life Trustee Paul Porter, the Porter Center’s acclaimed concert series has brought in some of the world’s most talented musicians in a dizzying array of styles – from Doc Watson to Herbie Hancock, from Harry Belafonte to the Emerson String Quartet, from Leahy to the Afro-Cuban All-Stars – to perform in an acoustically pristine setting.
The Porter Center’s Scott Concert Hall has seating for 700 (that’s 500 on the main floor, 200 in the balcony), superlative acoustics and unobstructed sightlines. The large stage can house a full symphony, yet it can be intimate enough for a solo piano recital.
In addition to its acclaimed concert series, the Porter Center is also the main performance space for Brevard College students from the Music and Theatre Departments, a campus meeting space, and a gathering spot for some of the groups that populate Transylvania County’s amazingly rich cultural scene – the Brevard Philharmonic, Brevard Little Theatre, Brevard Community Band, Transylvania Choral Society and more.