The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center Bowling Green, Kentucky

The project and its construction began with a thorough planning study. The initial work effort included feasibility and market analysis to insure the project was viable and could succeed. Multiple sites were investigated, including on-site testing of acoustics unique to each location.

  • Location

    Bowling Green, Kentucky

  • Sector


  • Service


  • Client

    City of Bowling Green

  • Status


  • Size

    74,000 SF
    1,800-Seat Multipurpose Theater
    175-Seat Studio Theater

Extensive interviews and work sessions with performers, arts groups, users, and stakeholders resulted in a final report that was applicable, laying the groundwork for the design and construction.

The new performing arts center incorporates spaces and features that allow the complex to serve the needs and aspirations of varied types of performance and artists groups. The 1,800-seat flexible proscenium theater can host large-scale traveling productions, symphonic orchestra performances, and a variety of other dramatic and musical events.

A multi-purpose rehearsal space can be configured for dance, music, and drama while doubling as a meeting space for community functions, children’s activities, and public events. A large lobby filled with natural light allows for banquets and large receptions. The SkyPAC Donors’ Lounge is located on the mezzanine level.