Chapman Cultural Center, 200 E. St. John St., is home to nine organizations that represent the arts and culture of the community. Among them are the Spartanburg County Regional History Museum, Spartanburg Art Museum and Spartanburg Science Center. A 500-seat theater, where visitors can watch performances by Ballet Spartanburg, Spartanburg Little Theatre and Spartanburg Repertory Company, also is located here. Concerts, dance and educational seminars are held throughout the year.
The history museum chronicles the area's history through archives, clothing, dolls, fine art, photographs, postcards and toys. The art museum features artwork from around the world. The science center explores an array of topics, including animals, astronomy, electricity, fossils, geology and the human body.