For many years, Anson County community leaders had recognized and discussed the need for an auditorium facility where quality theatrical productions, concerts, dance productions and other live performances could be offered. Because no appropriate facility existed in Anson County, local citizens of all ages had been missing opportunities to enjoy, explore and learn from the arts in their own town and county.
Although some of our residents are able to attend live performances at other venues in our region, a large number of our local children and adults have not had the opportunity to experience live performances beyond local school and church activities. The dream was to develop a facility where Ansonians could experience performances and events that they would otherwise have to travel miles to see as well as to offer a venue to showcase local talent.
Renovation of the old Ansonia Theater began in late 2006 and was completed in June of 2011. Years ago, many Ansonians spent every Saturday enjoying a double feature and a bucket of freshly popped popcorn. Just as the Ansonia was once an important part of Anson County life, the newly renovated Ansonia is once again an important element in the cultural life of today's Anson County. The Ansonia fulfills the dream of a theatre facility where everyone can know the joy, beauty and enrichment that the performing arts offer.
Anson County Arts Council Promoting the Arts in Anson County, NC