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History

Construction began on Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center in January 1967. The $1,500,000 (1968) building was designed by Architects Hofferbert & Ellis. The center was built with excellent acoustics and modern stage equipment. Upon completion, the center hosted performers from around the globe with the Gadsden/Callan Concert Series.

By 1997, the near constant use of the center had taken it's toll. Without major renovations, the center would face closure. In 1998, however, Gadsden State and the City of Gadsden raised over $400,000 to complete the needed repairs. Over 1,200 new theatre seats were installed. The lobby restrooms were gutted and replaced. New dressing space was added along with a host of other facility improvements.

In 2009, the College again upgraded the facility with an updated paint scheme and lobby enhancements.


Past Performances Include:
* The Clarion Wind Quintet
*Evita (Broadway Touring Production)
*Flutist Ransom Wilson
*Erick Hawkins Dance Company
*soprano Roberta Peters
*Piedmont Chamber Orchestra
*Trinidad Folk Quarter
*Cincinnati Ballet
*Jerome Hines
*Henry Gross
*Richard and John Contiguglia
*North Carolina Dance Theater
*Alabama Symphony Orchestra
* Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
*Sandi Patty
*Alabama Ballet
*Dave Brubeck Quartet
*violinist Sarah Johnson
*pianist Peter Nero
*Norman Luboff Choir
*New York Woodwind Quintet
*Ballet Repertory Company - American Ballet Theater
*Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
*pianist Thomas Wright
*violinist Eugene Fodor
*Newport Jazz All-Stars
*Louisville Ballet
*piano duo of Ferrante and Teicher
*Vienna Boys Choir
*New England Ragtime Ensemble
*Oakland Ballet
*violinist Daniel Heifetz
*Fiesta Folklorico - Naional Dance Company of Mexico
*Mac Frampton Trio
*Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
*guitarist and singer Hal Shane
*organist Virgil Fox
*pianist Phillippe Entremont
*Eastern Brass Quintet
*Primavera String Quartet