The 14th Dalai Lama and Dr. Ray Watts confer about spirituality at the Alys Stephens Center. 2014

The annual Viva Gala always provides the best talent. In this case, the renowned violinist, Itzhak Perlman. 2017

Dr. Ray and Nancy Watts – Members, Patrons and Board members

The Alys Stephens Center holds a special place in our hearts, and there is no doubt it is an integral part of the artistic landscape of our University and Greater Birmingham Community. We have made so many wonderful memories attending performances and other events over the years. A couple that stand out are:

1. The 14th Dalai Lama visited Birmingham in 2014, and participated in the “Neuroplasticity and Healing” forum.
2. The 2017 VIVA Health Gala which featured renowned violinist, Itzhak Perlma.

Please join us as we celebrate 25 years of the arts at the Alys Stephens Center!



In honor of the 25th anniversary season of the Alys Stephens Center, we are collecting stories of your ASC experience and your hope for the next 25 years of performing arts at the ASC.