Chapman Cultural Center brings together all of Spartanburg's visual and performing arts in a beautiful 85,000 square foot campus.  At the heart of the complex is the 500-seat theater. 

Patrons enter the theater through the Zimmerli courtyard plaza. Large windows overlooking the plaza, patterned terrazzo floors and a pair of open stairways create an elegant setting for large gatherings, as well as community or private events. 

The theater is a classic horseshoe-shape design, following in the tradition of great performance spaces such as Carnegie Hall. The shape creates an intimate theater experience for patrons sitting on both levels. Each seat has an excellent view of the stage, and the design of the room allows patrons to see each other from the side parterres and balcony. The architectural design of the theater is defined by the horseshoe geometry, with curving parterre, balcony fronts, and a stepped circular ceiling with a detailed stenciled pattern crowned with a stained-glass skylight. The room is designed in shades of blue and cream. The seats and curtains feature a dark blue mohair plush fabric and the paneled walls consist of several shades of blue. The overall effect is understated and simple, yet elegant.