Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) houses the Mabel DeVries Tanner Theatre. The Tanner Theatre hosts an array of live performances throughout the year, ranging from plays to musicals to improv shows to concerts and more. The theatre was dedicated in January 1981 and is home to the MACplayers.
The Tanner Theatre also serves as a community space for other forms of performing arts. Over the years, the theatre has hosted everything from music performances to lectures. MAC regularly books local and touring bands for shows and concerts in the space. Along with performances and lectures, the theatre functions as a multipurpose space that is available to the public for special events such as wedding receptions, showers, and other private parties.
MAC is a non-profit arts and culture center serving Monongalia County and its surrounding areas. MAC’s mission is to provide a home for the visual, performing, and literary arts through programming and educational outreach. MAC offers classes in the visual and performing arts and has two galleries—the Benedum Gallery and the Robert M. Davis Gallery—in addition to the Tanner Theatre. MAC also houses a gift shop featuring unique gifts and artwork from local artists.
MAC opened its doors to the public in June of 1978 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Its building was designed in the Neoclassical style by Oliver Wendroth, supervising architect for the United States Treasury Department, and constructed as the United States Post Office for Morgantown in the mid-1910s.
Explore MAC’s calendar for upcoming events.