Chuck Mathena Center

The Chuck Mathena Center is a non-profit performing arts venue located in Princeton, WV featuring national touring productions and spaces to rent for your next event.
This is a photo of the Chuck Mathena Center building, located in Princeton, WV.
The cast of a play performed at the Chuck Mathena Center bowing after a performance and receiving applause from the audience.
A ballet dancer in a white dress twirling during a practice.
A musical trio singing around a microphone and holding their instruments.
A dance troupe performing at the Chuck Mathena Center.
A ballet dancer leaping through the air in a performance at the Chuck Mathena Center.

2 Stafford Drive
Princeton, WV


Expand Your Visit by Visiting the Chuck Mathena Center!

In the spring of 1992, the Mathena family and Princeton community lost a remarkable young man. Charles T. “Chuck” Mathena II was the only son to Charlie and Marquetta Mathena, and an avid performing arts participant and supporter. Through this tragedy, the Charles T. “Chuck” Mathena II Foundation was formed, with the original intent of offering assistance to high school students pursuing higher education.

​Over the years, the need for a performing arts venue in southern West Virginia became more evident, and with the support of the entire community and state, the dream of the Chuck Mathena Center became a reality. On July 11, 2008, CMC opened for its inaugural performance, and now hosts over 60,000 visitors annually. Since that day, the Chuck Mathena Center has provided a venue for art, music, drama, and more in Princeton, WV.

​With a nearly 1,000-seat theatre, state-of-the-art audio and visual capabilities, and stunning architecture, CMC is a one-of-a-kind experience in southern West Virginia. The CMC stage plays host to year-long national touring productions, including off-Broadway theatre and musicals, concerts, comedy, dance, and more. The entire facility is available for rent and offers diverse space for parties of 10 to nearly 1,000.

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