We want every citizen and visitor of Yadkin County to be moved, inspired, informed, and challenged by the transformational power of the art they consume. But art capable of inspiring, educating, and exploring is not limited to pen to paper, or paint to canvas.

Throughout history, creatives have documented, questioned, and reconstructed society based on the power of their music and stories.

Our mission is to transform and enrich the lives of every citizen, and visitor, of Yadkin County through a broad variety of arts programs, including live theater.

The staple of our theater arts program is the Willingham Theater.

About The Theater

The Willingham Theater hosted its first performance in December 2012, just two short years after the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center opened its doors to the citizens of Yadkin County. While many might dismiss the power of a small city theater, we like to prove that we can indeed bring the big city excitement and experience to our small town. Our state-of-the-art theater seats 193 patrons and showcases a variety of engaging performances ranging from music, dance, drama, comedy, and even film. In addition to ample seating, the Willingham Theater has a remarkable state-of-the-art-technology.

Willingham Theater Performances

You can find information on upcoming performances and events at the Willingham Theater on our Calendar of Events .

Tickets for these events may be purchased online, by phone at 336.679.2941, or at the reception desk in the Welborn Gallery Monday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Saturday.

Let the power of performance enrich your life. Visit the Willingham Theater for a transformative experience soon!

Rent the Willingham Theater

The theater is available on a limited basis for rent by theater companies and individuals seeking an enhanced performance or presentation experience. Please contact the Yadkin Arts Council for a review of your theater needs.