Arts at UNCW


UNCW Kenan Auditorium Performance History

For 50 years Kenan Auditorium has been home to a wide variety of cultural programming in the form of music, theatre, dance, charity events, and community outreach initiatives. From local to international and everywhere in between, past artists and speakers of Kenan Auditorium have made invaluable contributions to the arts community in Wilmington, North Carolina.

  • 1970s
  • 1980s
  • 1990s
  • 2000s
  • 2010s

Special Thanks

Doug SwinkWithout Doug Swink's dedication to the arts, we would not have a record of much of Kenan Auditorium's early history. Swink was the founder of the Department of Drama at Wilmington College. He helped to design Kenan Auditorium and managed the facility for two decades.

For years, Swink collected programs from events in Wilmington and donated them to the New Hanover County Public Library.