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Production photo of the cast of The Year of Frog and Toad presented by the Clemson Players
Brooks Center for the Performing Arts

Bill and Donna Eskridge Tri-ART Series

The Eskridge Tri-ART Series is the Brooks Center’s educational outreach program for area schools. Annually, the series presents interactive morning performances by world-renowned musicians, singers, theater companies and Clemson student ensembles. Students, ages 3-18, from public, private and homeschools in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia experience both entertaining and inspiring presentations. The series is named for Tri-ART benefactors Bill and Donna Eskridge.




Any adult attending a Tri-ART performance must be accompanying a child. For the safety of our guests, adults who arrive without children will not be permitted to enter the theatre, even if they have a ticket. Adults who arrive separately from their children/students must check in at the entrance and wait in the lobby until someone in their party comes to get them. We appreciate your cooperation.

The Brooks Center accepts reservations by MAIL OR EMAIL for all those attending Tri-ART by bus starting May 15. We cannot accept reservations via phone or in person.

All those attending Tri-ART by car will place reservations online starting July 1. Tickets for each performance are held for car riders to ensure equal access to tickets.

All patrons, including children of any age, must have a ticket to enter the theater.

If you have questions concerning reservations or seating availability, please contact Tri-ART Coordinator MaryJo Jeffries at or by phone at 864-656-7787 for more information. We can't wait to welcome you to a Tri-ART performance!

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Car Reservations

Those attending Tri-ART by car will place reservations online.

Bus Reservations

Those attending Tri-ART by bus will complete a registration form and return via mail or email.

Important Information

  • Car Parking
    • There is NO car parking in the Brooks Center lot or the lot by Strom Thurmond.
    • You may park in the gravel lot (C-14) behind the Administrative Services Building (108 Perimeter Rd).
    • A shuttle will run from the gravel lot to the Brooks Center entrance every 10-15 minutes starting one hour before the performance and following the performance.
    • Once the performance starts a shuttle will remain at the Brooks Center in case you need to return to your vehicle.
    • If you would like to sit together, please arrive together.
    • The Brooks Center is not responsible for parking tickets.

    Directions to C-14 from 108 Perimeter: Turn onto Old Stadium Road, beside the Administrative Services Building. Turn right onto Gamma Street. There is a gravel parking area. A shuttle will run every 10-15 minutes from this parking lot.

    Parking Lot Map

    Parking Information to Share With Drivers and Chaperones

  • Bus Parking
    • Buses may drop off in front of the theatre.
    • After drop off, proceed out of the Brooks Center parking lot and turn right onto Perimeter Road. Continue towards the stadium. There is a bus pull off area on the left side of the road.
    • A chaperone, in addition to the driver, is required for each group.
    • Buses will receive a bus number and matching lanyard for the teacher to be returned to the parking attendant after the performance.
    • It is important to allow EXTRA TRAVEL TIME, especially for large groups, inclement weather and restroom breaks. Always confirm your transportation (number of buses, arrival times, etc.).
    • Please wait until your bus number is called before leaving the theatre.
  • Check-In
    • Please give your school or last name to the Tri-ART representative as you enter the lobby.
    • Failure to check in will constitute an absence.
    • We will not accept reservations for the following season from schools/homeschools who failed to attend three or more reserved events without notification
    • Late arrivals will be seated at appropriate intervals during performances.
  • Performance Information
    • Performances begin at 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. and run for approximately one hour, unless otherwise noted.
    • The doors to the theatre open approximately 30 minutes before the performance. 
    • The confirmation form serves as your admission to Tri-ART events in lieu of tickets.
    • No refunds or exchanges.
    • If you are unable to use all or part of your reservation, please notify the box office by phone (864-656-7787) or email as soon as possible so that another child can see the performance.
  • Inclement Weather Policy
    When Clemson University is closed, the Brooks Center cannot lawfully remain open to present performances.  While some facilities around campus maintain "auxiliary" status and therefore may remain open, our facility does NOT have this status and MUST close. We are required to cancel scheduled performances if the university closes for any reason. Check the South Carolina Emergency Management Division's website regarding status of state offices. If Pickens county is closed, the Brooks Center is closed.

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