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Palmetto Center for the Arts


Our studio courses provides hands-on instruction in small class sizes, structured for technical and conceptual exploration. Any student can enroll in an art class, regardless of intended field. Our professional faculty of practicing artists are here to support students every step of the way along their creative path.


Think you can dance at NVC? You can! NVC Dance has something for everyBODY. We offer Dance pre-majors a comprehensive course of study in dance technique, composition, theory and performance leading to transfer to the Dance program at universities throughout Texas.



The Drama program provides an environment where students can develop a passion for the theatre as both an art form and a mechanism for growth, expression, and change. Appreciate how the theatre arts is applicable to our everyday lives, develop skills in collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to continue theatre studies at a 4-year university.



This program is designed for students who intend to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree but may also be applied to a Bachelor of Arts or other baccalaureate-level music degrees. Learn basic skills to improve your overall musicianship in Music theory, aural skills, sight reading, piano, music literature and private study on your principal instrument.

About Palmetto 

The Palmetto Center for the Arts opened in 2009 as a product of community leadership, vision and unwavering determination to bring fine and performing arts to the Northwest area of San Antonio. The arts complex offers the finest facility and programs to those who join us in celebrating the arts.

The fine and performing arts programs at Northwest Vista College engage students and enrich their skills needed to give life to creative impulses—on stage, in the studio, and in the concert hall. Our emerging artists interact and learn from community professionals and visiting artists from across the country and abroad. 

Our Goal

We believe that the arts have always been and always will be a meaningful force in human life. Northwest Vista College is dedicated to making the arts a living presence within our neighboring communities. Art lovers who support the development of artists help to enrich the human experience. 

Our goal is to cultivate the imagination and technical skills of artists who will reinvigorate existing works and create new masterpieces that will grip the heart and thrill the mind. We welcome the diversity that sustains our community and empowers our voice through art and artistry. 


 Campus Map : Location of Palmetto Center for the Arts


We are excited to welcome you, your family and friends to the Palmetto Center for the Arts!

The Palmetto Box Office generally opens for ticket sales 1 hour before a production/event start time. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

How can I purchase event tickets?

We accept cash and credit cards at the Box office.

ACD students, faculty and staff enjoy $5.00 Admission.
All students (K-12 and Higher Education) enjoy $5.00 Admission.

Please check the Palmetto Calendar of Events listing for specific ticket sales on each event as the price varies for general admission. Some events have free admission.

Everyone attending a performance must have a ticket for admission into the theatre, including infants. Due to fire safety regulation, strollers are not allowed inside the theatre.

May I bring food and drinks with me to the show?

Food and drinks are not allowed inside the theatres. Occasionally, student or faculty/staff organizations provide or sell concessions in the lobby. We ask that you please refrain from bringing any food or drink inside the theatres. Thank you.

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