About the Centre

The Southside Centre for the Arts and Humanities, a program of Southside Baptist Church of Birmingham, Alabama, exists to support and promote a variety of artistic and educational goals, including the ideal of providing venues and structural support for an array of events in the areas of music, visual arts, and many cultural and educational endeavors.

One of the most exciting parts of this thrust is the formation of a performance series to take place in the excellent venues within the historic Southside Church just off 5-Points South, including its acoustically and visually magnificent 500-seat Sanctuary, as well as the 200-seat proscenium theatre Foster Auditorium, large dining/meeting facility (Drennen Hall), an “old-school”-styled Gymnasium, a medium-sized conference room (Heritage Room), and a variety of large spaces for rehearsals and other supportive events.