GPAC’s mission is to serve the community by presenting the highest-quality artistic endeavors to educate, engage, enrich and transform.


Located in the heart of Shelby County, GPAC serves the greater metro Memphis area of over a million people and is accessible to all members of the community. Entering its 23rd season, the acoustically perfect 864-seat venue continues to raise the bar for artistic excellence — presenting exceptional dance and music, year-round educational activities for all ages, rotating visual arts exhibits, and multiple community events, welcoming over 100,000 visitors annually.

GPAC will host over 60 programs and performances this year; between September 2017 and June 2018, over 240 arts-related events will occur. The 2017-18 GPAC Presents season features 16 world-class shows in the International, Dance, Jazz and American Music Series. The list of local arts organizations who present at GPAC continues to grow and includes Opera Memphis, New Ballet Ensemble, IRIS Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Collage Dance Collective, Germantown Symphony Orchestra, GPAC Symphony Orchestra, GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra, Children’s Ballet Theatre, Madonna Learning Circle, and others.

With the aim of building arts audiences for decades to come, GPAC has embarked on a $4 million campaign to build an outdoor performance venue, The goal is to create an unparalleled community asset — a unique place where guests will experience the power of the arts to connect and inspire. The Grove at GPAC will attract new audiences, fortify GPAC and its local arts partners, and enhance our community’s quality of life.

To learn more about supporting GPAC and The Grove, contact:

Parke Kennedy, Director of Development



about us

annual revenue: $2,755,317 (FY17 audited financials)

Number of employees: 12 FT and 4 PT

established: 1994

sources of funding

Individuals: 14%

Corporations: 16%

Organizations: 67%

Foundations: 3%


1801 Exeter Rd., Germantown, TN 38138