Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center


The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center is a state-of-the-art, 500 seat theater in the historic Candler Road district, bringing a diverse range of programming possibilities to Southern DeKalb County.

Our goal is to ensure that your organization has a positive and productive experience with this outstanding municipal facility.  DeKalb has invested more than 17 million dollars to construct the most advanced performing arts theater in the history of our county.  The center is equipped with digital audio and lighting equipment throughout the entire facility and can accommodate a variety of performances including musicals, plays, ballets, weddings, and concerts.

The center has a wide variety of rooms available for your event.  Come visit our 500 seat main theater, the 100 seat "black box" secondary theater, or the outstanding "open-view" terrace of the 200 seat-style reception lobby configuration.


About Us

The Porter Sanford Performing Arts & Community Center is located at 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034. We are  based on "community first" activities. It is our commitment to support civic groups, non-profit organization's, individuals, and educational entities in their quest for quality artistic performances. We provide top quality support for each event booked at the center such as technical expertise in lighting & sound, stage design & set-up, meeting room accommodations, ushers, and event planning assistance.



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