It may not pack in 80,000-plus for events like Memorial Stadium, but the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts plays a crucial role in the life of the University and the community. While it serves as a location for stellar performances by outstanding artists, it also fulfills its mission of encouraging emerging artists and experimental works, inviting a broader audience to enjoy performances and providing resources and support for performing arts students and faculty.
The Brooks Center is home to the Department of Performing Arts, an academic unit within the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. The department is comprised of more than 50 faculty and staff, nearly 100 performing arts majors, and more than 1,500 students taking part in various bands, orchestras, choral ensembles, and theatre productions. As an academic unit, the department offers a wide range of courses, including music theory, lighting design, composition, history of country music, theatre appreciation, African-American theatre history, stage management, and scenic design.
55 events held
31,109 people attended
35% of tickets were purchased by Clemson students
working with Work Light Productions of New York City, which uses students in their two-week process of putting technical elements in place before heading out on national tours.
debuting a Work Light national tour: In The Heights, Mamma Mia, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Avenue Q and Cinderella.
among the "Top 25" Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers"