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The Etherredge Center, USC Aiken's center for the fine and performing arts became a reality with its grand opening in January of 1986.


The Etherredge Center, dedicated to the generosity of Cecil and Virginia Etherredge, houses two theatres, a 687-seat proscenium theatre, and the O'Connell Theatre, a 110 seat thrust theatre. Both theatres are equipped with a computerized lighting system and sound system.

Also included in the facility are a scene shop, costume construction facility, dressing rooms, green room and property storage.

Resources for Students

The Etherredge Center also houses a box office, art and music studios, a computer laboratory, rehearsal halls, classrooms, music library and a fully equipped photography dark room.

Art Galleries

The Etherredge Center also houses three art galleries, the Upper and Lower galleries located in the lobby of the theatres and the Kierspe Gallery located across from the box office.

Daniel K. Miller Library

The Daniel K. Miller Library contains thousands of records and sheet music for classical, jazz, and popular music.

Main Theatre Diagram

O'Connell Theatre Diagram

Lobby Diagram


The Etherredge Center
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
P: (803) 641-3305

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday : 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Friday : 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday : Closed

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