A World Class Facility
The Civic Auditorium strives to provide a world-class facility for performances, conferences and special events in order to enhance the cultural and social life of Upstate South Carolina.
Originally a grade school built in 1903, this auditorium was added in 1913. When the building no longer suited school district needs, it lay empty until a group of citizens began discussing how to breathe new life into a wonderful building. In 1993 the Walhalla Auditorium Restoration Committee created a charter, obtained a lease and a 501(c)3 designation and restoration began.
The first performance happened in August 2003 when Emile Pandolfi played to a full house.
A wide variety of performances ranging from Doc Watson to Glen Miller have graced our stage. Our performance season runs from July through June each year. The WCA produces events of all types including national bands in all musical genres, theatrical plays, community events and local band concerts.
The Auditorium offers 453 seats including 140 in the balcony, professional sound and lighting, and an ambiance befitting the period of this elegant and historical venue. Our 100 seat reception room is available for rental and serves as our concession area during our events.
The Walhalla Civic Auditorium complex is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.