One of Greenville’s professional theaters, the 27-year-old Centre Stage was founded by Douglas McCoy and is currently led by artistic director, BJ Koonce. The company offers six main-stage productions each year and for the past seven years has mounted an extensive New Play Festival that has gained significant national attention. All festival events are free to the public. Centre Stage also partners with a number of local agencies, including the Greenville Technical College theater program, which use the venue as a practice learning space. Centre Stage collaborates with the Metropolitan Arts Council to provide free exhibition space to Upstate visual artists and with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra to host its highly successful Spotlight Series. The theater is located at 501 River St. For more information, call 864-233-6733 or visit www.centrestage.org.