Location: Greeneville, Tennessee
Client Since: 2013
The Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville began as a project to renovate a new $2.5 million dollar auditorium for Greeneville High School. That small budget soon became $7 million, when a group of local businessmen had a vision to turn it into a performing arts center that could be an asset for the whole region.
Philanthropist and local businessman Scott Niswonger stepped in, donating over $6.2 million to the overall Greeneville High School expansion and renovation project. “This facility would be an obvious recruiting tool for economic development, while also offering enrichment in the performing arts for the region,” said Niswonger.
In 2003, the Greeneville Board of Education voted to name the center after Niswonger, and the Niswonger Performing Arts Center was born.
Construction began in 2003, and the venue opened in 2004 under the management of Darrell Bryan, Greeneville’s Mayor. Today the venue is run by the Creative Entertainment Management Group.
The 800-seat, 1,150-capacity venue has a commitment to promote performing arts in Greeneville, Greene County, neighboring counties, and the region including East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, and Southwestern Virginia, and believes in a flourishing arts and cultural community that enhances the quality of life for community members.
The 2015-16 Season at NPAC is on sale now at npacgreeneville.ticketforce.com.