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RiverCenter for the Performing Arts (MC 378)


The RiverCenter for the Performing Arts is located at 900 Broadway in Columbus, Georgia.  It has been called the Jewel of Columbus and the Southeast.  The building size is 245,000 square feet and is 5 stories tall.  It was completed in April 2002 at a cost of $ 75 million.  The RiverCenter houses the Columbus State University Schwob School of Music, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Cantus Columbus, the Columbus Ballet, the Columbus Youth Orchestra and other organizations.  The Center features three theaters; the Bill Heard Theatre, a 2000 seat multi-purpose theatre; Legacy Hall, a 450 seat recital hall which also houses the Jordan Concert Organ; and the Studio Theatre, a 150-220 seat experimental theatre.  Dedicatory events included Opening Night in the Bill Heard Theatre on Monday, April 22, 2002.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of one box of materials, such as playbills, program guides, newsletters, the history and grand opening of the RiverCenter.

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the River Center for the Performing Arts Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University.  Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

River Center for the Performing Arts Collection (MC 378)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia

Note to Researchers

See also: The Columbus State University Collection MC 5

General Files of Archives Vertical File:  RiverCenter

Box and Folder List

Box 1

Folder 1 – Applause: Program Guide 2003-2013
Folder 2 – Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Folder 3 – Ovation: a newsletter for the RiverCenter
Folder 4 – Programs and playbills
Folder 5 – RiverCenter for the Performing Arts; the New Jewel of the Southeast- a special publication of "Columbus and the Valley"
Folder 6 – RiverCenter Grand Opening Celebration 2002 and Project History
Folder 7 – Volunteer Handbook 2004-2005 and promotions