Support Us


Individuals and businesses can support The Clayton Center as series sponsors with a donation to the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation. Sponsors are vital to the success of The Clayton Center, as sponsorship dollars help to underwrite performances by national artists and allow us to keep ticket prices affordable.

The Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation is a non-profit foundation created in 1999 to support the renovation of the former Clayton School buildings into The Clayton Center. Learn more about the Foundation.


See it Live! for less and help support The Clayton Center programs with an annual membership. Find membership details here. (Note: exclusions apply for events presented by third-party promoters.) 

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Our Mission

The Clayton Center is the cornerstone of the community, preserving a vital piece of Clayton history and transforming it into a contemporary space for people to come together to conduct the business of their lives. The Clayton Center is committed to presenting diverse, affordable, high-quality live performing arts programs, while providing a safe, well-maintained gathering place that is responsive to the needs of clients, patrons and performers. 

Grant Support

The Clayton Center's 2022-23 programs are supported, in part, by grants from the following organizations: The Johnston County Visitor’s Bureau

The North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts

Johnston County Arts Council