Thank You!

Thank you to our loyal audience members, subscribers and supporters! This season, TEF proudly celebrates 83 years of outstanding performances.
We are monitoring the current Covid-19 situation and outlook for the near future. Recommendations for social distancing will delay the announcement of our upcoming season and may impact the presentation of some events. As developments change, we will communicate our plans with the public. Stay safe, be well, and we look forward to enjoying live performances with you in the future!

Staff & Officers

Rick Ivey, Executive & Artistic Director
Joan Sowell, Director of Administration
Charlotte Arnold, President
Janice Faircloth, Artistic Director Emeritus

Barbara Lee, VP Education
Ann Larson, VP Box Office
Nadia Watts, VP Marketing
Karl Barton, VP Production
Melissa McMillan, VP Hospitality

Linda Tarver, Secretary
Rita Amisson, Treasurer

To reach a TEF officer, please call the office at 229-226-7404 or email

Board of Trustees:
Rita Amisson
Charlotte Arnold
Karl Barton
Pat Beaty
Peggy Brady
Sherrie Callaway
Adam Carvin
Katie Chastain
Barbara Clinebell
John Hand
Eugenia Harris
Linda Hester
Ann Larson
Barbara Lee
Ginny LeGette
Andre’ Marria
Melissa McMillan
Mary Jane McNeill
Don Mobley
Janet Noyes
Pat Pankey
Laura Pike
Ann Scheib
Shelba Sellers
Mary Kathryn Sibley
Carol Singletary
Jean Sprague
Linda Tarver
Claire Timm
Linda Wann
Nadia Watts
Sue White
Robin Wise
Pamela Wright

General Information

We ask that you turn off cellular phones and all other electronic devices before performances begin. Artists' contracts strictly prohibit the unauthorized use of cameras and recording equipment of any type.

TEF Office Hours and Contact Information:

Monday - Thursday, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
229-226-7404 | click to email

Box Office and Prepaid Ticket Desk

The box office and prepaid ticket desk, located in the auditorium lobby, open one hour before each performance. Click here to purchase tickets online

Release of Seats

If you are unable to attend a concert for which you have tickets, please call or email the TEF office to release your seats and enable people on our waiting list to purchase tickets for sold-out performances. TEF mails acknowledgements to ticket holders who release their seats at least 48 hours in advance.

Pre-concert Buffets

Season ticket holders receive invitations to pre-concert buffets hosted by TEF in the Main Gallery of the Center for the Arts. Seating is limited for these popular events and paid reservations are required in advance. Please call to inquire about seating opportunities.

Concert Venues

click here for interactive map and directions
Thomasville Center for the Arts: 600 East Jackson Street

Handicap Accommodation

Handicap parking, a ramp, and an elevator are located at the Washington Street entrance to the Center for the Arts. To arrange for assistance, please contact the TEF office.