About

About

Mission

The mission of the Williamson County Performing Arts Center is to enrich, engage and entertain our community by operating as a professional and accessible venue and performance space.

Vision

The Williamson County Performing Arts Center is designed to showcase local talent, provide opportunities for artistic expression and entertain our community in a comfortable and professional setting. In order to uphold our mission, the WCPAC will pursue the following goals:

ENRICH the culture of our community by providing a professional and affordable space for artistic expression and community enhancement to businesses, organizations and individuals within Williamson County and surrounding areas.
ENGAGE the artistic community of Williamson County through a commitment to outreach and education, with an emphasis on nurturing new artists and arts organizations.
ENTERTAIN the residents of Williamson County by presenting high quality and diverse programming that appeals to the interests of the communities we serve.


History

Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park is located at 112 Everbright Avenue, nestled in the heart of Franklin, Tennessee. Academy Park is located on the old Battle Ground Academy (BGA) campus, a Franklin landmark institution founded in 1889. This landmark site is now a thriving campus consisting of Williamson County Public Library, Academy Park Gymnasium, Renaissance High School, Enrichment Center and Performing Arts Center. The old Coverdale Hall building, constructed in 1905, has now been renovated into the Performing Arts Center, a 265-seat state-of-the-art performance space for live theater productions, musical performances, speaking engagements, community events, camps and workshops.  Commemorative bricks from the old Fleming Hall building have been installed as internal focal points, to honor the history of the site while embracing the future community space the Center will provide for years to come. Local citizens and their families can participate in the history of the Academy Park Campus with their purchase of a personalized, commemorative brick.

The theater is managed by the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department and facility rentals are available to the public. For our rental availability calendar, click here.

Academy Park Handbook


Employment

To see a list of current employment opportunities at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center, please click here