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Mission & History

Mission

The Greater Plymouth Performing Arts Center, Inc. (GPPAC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 and dedicated to performing arts and educational programs which support the vibrant arts community in the greater South Shore region.  The organization founded The Spire, a venue to serve as a mecca for the arts and showcasing music, theatre and dance performances as well as education that supports the performing arts.  GPPAC strives to present a wide variety of entertainment appealing to all generations within our region as well as the thriving New England tourist community. As a cultural asset The Spire will provide an economic boost to historic Plymouth’s active downtown area as the cornerstone for the arts as well as serving as a point of pride for its residents.

 

History

Greater Plymouth Performing Arts Center, Inc. was founded in 2010 as the foundation to accomplish a mission: to launch a performing arts center to serve the Greater Plymouth region.  The active organization spent several years in search of the perfect venue for their plan which was discovered in the dormant Congregation Beth Jacob’s community center, formerly a Methodist church built in 1886.   In October, 2012 the Plymouth Town Meeting voted overwhelmingly to appropriate $650K in Community Preservation Funds to acquire and renovate the building at 25 1/2 Court Street in downtown Plymouth.  The Town of Plymouth has graciously entrusted GPPAC with the building, now widely known as “The Spire”, with a 100 year near free lease of their treasured property.  GPPAC supports the commitment of the Community Preservation Committee in ensuring The Spire’s preservation for future generations.

 

Facilities

Tremendous acoustics, sightlines, and an architecturally beautiful interior are The Spire’s trademark. The 225-seat performance hall features superior acoustics, custom state of the art lighting and sound systems and original period architectural details offering patrons an exceptional performing arts experience.   The 3-story building resides in the epicenter of America’s Hometown where the growing arts vibe infuses the historical and cultural district with creativity year-round.  The Spire’s lower level is dedicated to classrooms for performing arts education and theater troupes, a state of the art recording studio, rehearsal studios and community activities. 

 

Programming

A vast variety of music performance and eclectic theater productions fill out the majority of The Spire’s yearly entertainment calendar.  Concerts, master classes and variety shows will be produced in house, as well as offered in our venue as a rental facility.  Our house community theatre will produce four to five productions each year and a summer Shakespeare series will fill out the warm weather season.  Special weekend Festivals are in the works, each featuring a unique musical genre including jazz, blues, rock, classical, country and Americana, offering Plymouth a more diverse entertainment scene than ever before.

Sponsors

Eastern Bank Sponsor
Rotary Sponsor