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Lively Cultural Opportunities in Charming Town

This facility and the associated performing arts academy draw visitors to Yadkinville, just a short... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
CreateConnects
Needs Larger Seats and a Better Cafe

Overall, the Willingham/Yadkin Arts Center is a diamond in our area. But, the seats in the theater... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
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A cultural "campus" in downtown Yadkinville, the YCAC is a great trip destination with year-round artist exhibits in the gallery, a beautiful 193 seat state-of-the-art performance theater- featuring live music, dance and drama - a cafe, beautiful...more
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226 E Main St, Yadkinville, NC 27055-8259
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

This facility and the associated performing arts academy draw visitors to Yadkinville, just a short drive up highway 421 from I40. There is a charming cafe, The Center Bistro,in the building and a buzz of artists and performances all year long. The primary building on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Overall, the Willingham/Yadkin Arts Center is a diamond in our area. But, the seats in the theater are small compared to what you would find at any movie theater, or performing arts venue. It is that reason alone that my friends and I choose to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank David F
Lindsay C, Manager at Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Hi David, I'm not sure of when your restaurant experience occurred but we have changed management in the restaurant and it is now named The Center Bistro. We believe that our offerings have drastically improved since this change. We hope you might consider giving the...More

Reviewed February 26, 2018

The music and play venues are fine but the art gallery is the pits. No real support of local artist. Most displays are from other areas such as Asheville, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, etc.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Wall E
Reviewed September 7, 2017

I attended a play in which my granddaughter was in, Oklahoma. We enjoyed it tremendously. The seating was great, you had a great view of everything happening on the stage. I would enjoy going back to see another play.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Lindsay C, Manager at Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you'll come back and see more shows in the Willingham Theater!

Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Just went this past weekend to see the production of Beauty and the Beast. This review is of the venue, not the musical. The auditorium has limited seating but looks like a blessing for such a small community. The only negative was that there was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Lindsay C, Manager at Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Thanks very much for the kind words and input. We apologize for the negative experience with the smoking outside the doors. This is the first time it's been brought to our attention and we will certainly work towards a plan to resolve it before you...More

Reviewed May 3, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised at this modern venue. We saw several local bands on a Saturday night. It's a great choice for a relaxing night out.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank C H
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Just went to a play (Guys and Dolls) and really enjoyed it. Local talent as well as others. Very lucky to have this facility in Yadkinville. There are art exhibits that change often with very good artists represented that would be free to public, most...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Dorothy C
Reviewed November 19, 2016

Saw the group Balsam Range here today and was pleasantly surprised at this venue. Apparently this center has quite a bit of history. I was told it use to be a car dealership and the theater itself was where the garage was located many years...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I attended a local musical here in December and then returned to see a local high school music department performance. The theater is quaint and the local talent excellent! There are many local artists whose works are displayed in the foyer and these change monthly...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

Great entertainment, big time in a small town. Awesome plays and music groups. Season ticket offers great.

Date of experience: August 2016
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