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The Porter Center

The Paul Porter Center for Performing Arts is Brevard College’s state-of-the-art musical and theatrical performance space. If you’re a music or theatre student, you’ll get to perform and practice in the 700-seat, acoustically extraordinary Scott Concert Hall. In your four years at Brevard, you’ll come to the Scott Concert Hall for musical and theatrical productions, special campus-wide events, celebrations, and galas. The Porter Center’s large stage can easily accommodate a full symphony, but you’ll just as often see it used for student solos, rehearsals, and senior recitals. Visit Brevard to try out this impressive space for yourself!

Porter Center Resources

  • The Kirkpatrick-Coleman Pipe Organ is an imposing $1.2 million instrument designed by master organ-builder Daniel Jaeckel. It features three manual divisions, 69 ranks, and 3,539 pipes.
  • The Scott Concert Hall provides seating for 700 (500 on the main floor, 200 in the balcony), incredible acoustics, and a large stage.
  • The Black Box Theatre is a more intimate theatrical space inside the Porter Center. This is the premier venue for student theatre productions, and allows the audience an extreme close-up of the performance.

Uses and Performances

  • Serves as a performance and academic space for Brevard College students from the Music and Theatre Departments. It is also a campus-wide meeting space and a venue for galas, celebrations, and campus events.
  • Hosts an impressive line-up of local and national groups and artists including the Brevard Philharmonic, Brevard Community Band, Transylvania Choral Society, chamber music performances, the Artist Series, and more.
  • Brevard senior music and theatre students get to showcase their talents on the Scott Concert Hall stage. Recent senior performances have included vocal, choral, trumpet, and student-written one-act plays. 
  • See the Porter Center’s full schedule of events