About Us

CEPA – The Pell City Center for Education and Performing Arts is a 2,000-seat sports arena and 400-seat theater all under one roof.

Our center is located in beautiful Pell City, Ala., just minutes from Birmingham. Take I-20 exit 156 or 158. We are located next to the Pell City High School Campus.

CEPA Management Board of Directors

Candacey Mitchell Brown, Board President

Matthew Pope, Treasurer

Bob Barnett

Henry Fisher

Julie Funderburg

Jeff Thompson, Executive Director

Our Mission

CEPA Management, a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit, operates a first-class event facility in conjunction with owners Pell City Schools and the City of Pell City. In addition, we seek to locate, engage, foster and present theatrical and musical arts to the public to provide a premier cultural venue for the citizens of our community.

Spotlight Program

Spotlight is CEPA’s flagship program that brings a love of theatre to residents of St. Clair County. It is an all ages, county-wide drama education, and outreach program, and currently has over 400 members. We have 8 active clubs all throughout St. Clair County.