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Chuck Mathena Center

2 Stafford Commons

The Chuck Mathena Center is a multi million dollar, 44,000 sq. ft. regional performing-visual arts and rental venue. 

The 1000 seat theatre hosts state of the art sound, with perfect sight lines to the stage from each of the comfortable roomy seats.  The CMC is a 501 C 3 Non-Profit Organization.

Mission And Vision:
The mission of the Chuck Mathena Center is to serve the southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia region by providing the greater community with a venue that offers a variety of cultural, educational, and theatrical events, while also providing the community a forum for gatherings and special functions.  The Center is intended to promote a sense of ownership and partnership among all citizens of the community and surrounding area and welcome them by way of a diverse and active programming and event schedule.

The goal of the Chuck Mathena Center is to foster the appreciation of the arts to the underserved sector of the state of West Virginia, and to provide a culturally diverse array of opportunities to all members of the community including our students, senior citizens, and disabled population.  This facility is intended to enhance the cultural life of the region, and to have a positive economic impact on the state. It is our sincerest hope that we can utilize the many facets of the community to foster growth not only in the arts, but our community as a whole.


iBeatz / Incidious Beatz

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
Definitely one of Princeton’s highlighted entertainment buildings, The Chuck Mathena Center. Always clean, very nice, especially amongst other buildings in the area. Plenty of stores, restaurants, gas stations and other necessity shopping places around. Very good location and plenty of parking spaces. Always something going on there. Everyone locally seems to speak well of their experience(s) with this place. Easy to locate from traffic, has restrooms and outdoor smoking posts.

Dale Creitz

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Wonderful Place!! We've attended events in multiple parts of the world, including many parts of the U.S.A. The Chuck Mathena Center has a heartfelt vibe, along with a touching story behind it. We included the optional dinner in our evening, and watched The Three Redneck Tenors. The dinner was buffet, but was the best tasting buffet I've had in many years. In fact, the meal was better than some we've had at very high-end restaurants where the cost was above fifty dollars a plate. The theatre is set such that I don't believe there is a bad seat in the house. Of course, the entertainment was wonderful. It was not a good day for me because of a toothache, but even I was laughing out loud through much of the evening. It was a grand time! I highly recommend going!

Veye L'dayr

Monday, July 9, 2018
I enjoy the shows I go to. It is clean, the sound is good, and the seating is pretty good. Although it is a bit snug if someone needs to get out of the row midway, but it is not that big of an issue.


Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
I was there for my son's wedding. Everyone was very nice and accommodating to the guests.

debra bisaha

Sunday, May 20, 2018
A wonderful event center. Whether you are seeing a show or eating a catered meal. It's always makes the occasion special.

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