Performing Arts Center


Performing Arts Center

What is the Graves County Schools' Performing Arts Center?

The Graves County Schools' Performing Arts Center (the PAC) is a District facility of Graves County Schools. Though located at the corner of Graves County High School, the PAC serves each of our 7 elementary schools in addition to GCHS, GCMS, and Gateway Academy. We host numerous training events, meetings, and seminars throughout the year, but the heart of the PAC is our Fine Arts students and staff. The yearly calendar will feature many free, public concerts and performances, including our middle school, and elementary schools, though it is utilized most often by our high school Fine Arts department. Ensembles from the high school include: Concert Band, Jazz Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Music Theater, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Forensics team, and many others! Keep up with the PAC on social media for frequent updates on upcoming events. You may also view our list of Season Events, and calendar dates below. We would love to see you!

Special Announcements:

Season Events 2018-2019:

Our events for the upcoming school year will be released soon! 

2017-2018 Season Event Series

The Graves County Schools' Performing Arts Center
is proud to present our Season Event series for the 2017-2018 school year:
October 21--Pops Concert
 November 18--GCHS Fine Arts Musical, Beauty and the Beast
December 16--Candy Cane Classic (Holiday Concert)
February 17--Sweetheart Serenade
April 28--Curtain Call (Fine Arts Dept. Collaboration) 
All Season Events begin at 7 PM. Ticket booth and theater doors open at 6:30 PM.
We thank you for remembering food or drink of any kind is not allowed in the PAC.
Note: There will be two additional performances of Beauty and the Beast It will also be presented on November 17th at 7:00 PM, and November 18th at 2:30 PM. Seating for these shows will be General Admission, and no reservations will be accepted. Season Tickets will ONLY be honored at the November 18th, 7:00 PM performance. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Upcoming Events

March-May 2018

(All events are free, except those marked Season Event or otherwise noted)

2, String Explosion, 4 pm
9, Sedalia Elementary 6th grade musical
22-23, GCMS Choir/Drama presents, Seussical Jr., Adults, $5, Students, $3
26, GCHS Orchestra Contest Concert 

13, GCHS Drama I performances: 4 pm, 5 pm, & 6 pm. Admission is $2.00.
16, GCMS Choir Spring Concert
 17, Central Elementary 3rd & 4th grade presents, The Lion King, 6 pm
19, GCHS Choir Spring Concert, 7 pm
21, GCHS Drama II presents, Anne of Green Gables. Admission is $5.00.
22, GCHS Basketball Banquet, 2:00 pm 
28, Curtain Call (SEASON EVENT) 7 pm.
Admission is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for students/children.
29, GCHS FFA Banquet 
30, Elementary Orchestra Concert, 6 pm 

1, Elementary and Middle School Band Concert
3, GCHS Band Concert, 7 pm.
4, GCHS Senior Art Exhibit (PAC gallery), 4:30-6:00 pm
4, GCHS JROTC Awards Banquet, 6 pm
5, GCHS Prom Grand March, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm.
6, Rotary Club Awards, 3:00 pm.
7, GCMS Orchestra Concert, 6:30 pm.
8, GCHS Orchestra Graduation Concert, 6:30 pm.


Season Event Tickets

You may contact the Performing Arts Center Director in advance to reserve seating for any Season Event, up to the day before the event. Seating reservations will not be accepted the day of any performance. Reserved tickets will be held at our Will Call window (at the ticket booth) for pick up. Reserved tickets that have not been paid for will be held at Will Call until 10 minutes prior to the performance. Currently, we accept cash or check for forms of payment.
Tickets prices: Adults - $6.00 ----  Students/Children - $3.00

 If you want to ensure you have the best seats each time you attend, support the PAC by purchasing Season Tickets. Being a Season Ticket holder means you will choose your seat(s) at the time of purchase and they will be yours for the duration of the season. It will save you time! Present your Season Ticket pass to the usher and avoid the ticket booth lines! Not only does it equal convenience for you, but your pledge of support for the entire season means a great deal to our students and staff. Pricing:
Season Tickets: Adults - $30 ---- Students/Children - $15
Season Tickets are still available! You may download our Season Ticket Order Form below, and/or contact the PAC director to select seats.

Contact Information

We greatly appreciate the support of our patrons. We would love to hear from you! If you would like to share about your experience at a recent performance, or would like to make a request for guest artists or programming in the future, please contact us. We would also be thrilled if you would connect with us on social media. We update often regarding events in the PAC via social media. We would love to see photos you capture during performances, or to hear about your favorite performance. It's also an opportunity for you to offer encouragement to our students and staff. Our accounts are listed below--so be sure "like", "tag," and/or "follow" the PAC this season!
Casey Jones, Director
Graves County Schools' Performing Arts Center
Cell: (270) 970-3416
Office: (270) 328-4824
Find us on social media!
On Twitter or Periscope:
On Instagram: #gravescountypac
On Facebook: Graves County Schools' Performing Arts Center or @GravesCoPAC
On Flickr: gravescountypac


To find the Graves County Schools' Performing Arts Center:
Click here for directions from Paducah, KY
Click here for directions from Murray, KY

Sponsor the Graves County Schools' Performing Arts Center

Are you a business or invidiual who would like to further the Arts?

Do you believe in the Arts? Would you like to help inspire the next generation of musicians, artist and actors? If so, then consider partnering with the PAC. The first way you can partner with the PAC is by becoming a Season Event Sponsor. Businesses or individuals do so by purchasing an ad in our Season Event program, that is distributed at each Season Event. In addition to the possibility of over 470 people seeing your generous support in our program during our 5 Season Events, you will also receive your business/individual name on our sponsor signs placed in the PAC. Our busy calendar schedule means thousands of feet pass through the PAC from our community and state. Ad packages range from $35-$100, and some packages will also include 2 free tickets for your choice of Season Event. Your support helps a great deal! If you are a business or individual who would like to offer more substantial support for the PAC, please contact our PAC Director for more information on how you can help!
We are currently accepting sponsors for the 2016-2017 season. Download our form below.

Rental Information

Host your next event at the PAC!

The Graves County Schools' Performing Arts Center (PAC) is centrally located in the counties of Western Kentucky. The PAC comprises a 477 seated theatre surrounded by a beautiful gallery area in which different visual art shows are featured monthly. As well as providing a venue for performances of all varieties the PAC can also serve as a venue for readings, presentations, recitals, training, seminars, and other events.

For rental information, please contact:
Casey Jones, Director
Graves County Schools' Performing Arts Center

Photos from the PAC

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