The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre
Collierville Arts Council
440 West Powell Road
Collierville, TN 38017
901-457-2780
email:colliervilleartscouncil@gmail.com

About The Harrell Theatre


A substantial donation was made by Milton and Joan Harrell Schaeffer, daughter and son-in-law of Charles Herbert Harrell. Without that donation in memory of her father, Charles Herbert Harrell, The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre would not exist.
Charles Herbert Harrell was a great man. He was a doughboy during WWI in France. He was an educator, the principal of Collierville High School, and had a great appreciation for the Arts. The colors of CHS used to be black and gold. Charles Herbert Harrell changed them to maroon and white when he became principal. He attended Mississippi State, and that's where he got the colors. For more information please go to Old Collierville, Inc. on Facebook.

About the Collierville Arts Council

The Collierville Arts Council is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1987. The Arts Council is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in performing, visual and musical arts. Our mission is to develop, promote and coordinate the arts to all citizens in the Town of Collierville and surrounding area by advancing and strengthening community bonds through interest in the arts. 


Over the past 29 years the Arts Council has presented over 150 productions at the Harrell Performing Arts Theatre, which is owned and operated by the Town of Collierville. The productions include:  Seussical, Twelve Angry Men, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, The Nutcracker, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Oliver, The Miracle Worker, Big River, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!,  Driving Miss Daisy, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Elephant Man, High School Musical I and II and many others. The Arts Council sponsors “The Symphony in the Rose Garden”, a premiere Collierville event featuring the Germantown Symphony Orchestra and will celebrate the 7th concert May 17, 2015 as well as the CAC Children's Choir.


The Arts Council also showcases local artists through the "Community Art Gallery" a collaboration with The Morton Museum of Collierville History. Local artists submit their work and those selected are displayed at The Morton Museum, The Harrell Theatre and Town Hall.


The Arts Council hopes the Harrell Performing Arts Theatre and other artistic endeavors will continue to be an expression of the Town’s talents, values, resources and aspirations for many generations to come.