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McCelvey Center

212 E Jefferson St, York, SC 29745-1814
+1 803-684-3948
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Beautiful place!

The McCelvey Center is just a beautiful and historic place. All the performers that come to the... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
bcain4
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
Awesome

I've attended plays here most of my life. I've also performed here when I was 7 years old. The... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2016
Robert W
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York, South Carolina
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This grand historical building houses a 560-seat theater, which hosts an annual performing arts series. It is home to the Historical Center of York County and the Southern Revolutionary War Institute. The Historical Center provides opportunities for genealogical and historical research through extensive collections of documents, photographs, York County court records, microfilm reels of federal censuses and local newspapers, rare books, maps, church and cemetery indexes, family genealogical books and reference books.The McCelvey Center is the original site of the Yorkville Female Academy founded in 1852 and includes the 500-seat Lowry Family Theater. Noted for its remarkable acoustics, the historic theater has a warm ambiance and hosts the annual Southern Sound Series. The mission of the Lowry Family Theater is to present the unique heritage of the Carolina Piedmont through the performing arts while maintaining a quality venue for community enrichment.
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23 Jun 2016
“Beautiful place!”
11 May 2016
“Awesome ”
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212 E Jefferson St, York, SC 29745-1814
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

The McCelvey Center is just a beautiful and historic place. All the performers that come to the venue are top notch and the theater is gorgeous. Not to mention that the staff is wonderful.

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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I've attended plays here most of my life. I've also performed here when I was 7 years old. The historic auditorium is amazing. The building itself is an amazing place.

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

A great place to experience a concert or play. Small but nicely appointed and comfortable. Good programs to enjoy and not too expensive. The BEST part is you don't have to fight traffic like you do going to Charlotte!

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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

My dad went to school here back when it was a school. My grandfather did as well. Historically it was a women's college.

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Reviewed 23 January 2014

This place is a great venue for plays, concerts, etc. The age of the building offers so much character. I only wish there were more activities held there.

1  Thank MoreIcePlease
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

Very dated but satisfies a desire to research our past. Hard to believe the expert workmanship that went into this building's construction so many years ago. An enjoyable visit back in time.

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