The Center for Rural Development fosters a culture of creativity throughout our region. Through our Arts & Culture Focus Area, The Center is a hub of activity, hosting performing arts series, special concerts, and events that enrich, entertain, and inspire the imagination of people of all ages.
In partnership with Lake Cumberland Performing Arts, The Center provides entertainment and educational programming through our Center Stage, and School Time Theatre series in our state-of-the-art 760-seat performing arts theatre. Renowned touring theatre and performing arts productions take the stage annually as part of Center Stage. School Time Theatre brings educational performances to students that align with critical content in Kentucky classrooms.
In addition, The Center hosts numerous special concerts and events that bring some of entertainment’s biggest names to our venue. Musical greats like Rhonda Vincent have performed to thousands in The Center’s Exhibit Halls, and new events are added every day.