The Carolina Theatre

4.7

309 W Morgan St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 560-3030
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The Carolina Theatre

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Photo of Chelsea H Chelsea H
Jul 1, 2019 4

We saw Maria Bamford perform here last week and the show was great. A really cool, historic theater, but it could use a little love and restoration and something to get rid of the slightly musty smell. That said, our view was pretty good, even from the second balcony and we had a fun time.

Photo of Monique Goode Monique Goode
Jul 22, 2019 4

I attended the 85 south boys comedy show. The employees there were very friendly and very attentive. The theater was very beautiful in a retro type of way. It was a sold-out show so every seat was taken. Even though it's an older building I'm a very tall woman and very curvy and honestly even though we were shoulder-to-shoulder I was comfortable. I really enjoyed my visit and the show was amazing.

Photo of Gary Clayton Gary Clayton
Aug 10, 2019 4

Nice restored theatre in downtown area. Performance hall and two movie theatres. Have enjoyed many great concerts here. If you are on the main floor level avoid the very back - being under the overhang of the balcony can affect sound quality.

Photo of Michael Michael
Jul 12, 2019 5

Amazing! I went to see a movie and the building is beautiful. The lighting and clarity of the movie was the best I've ever seen. Very nice people working there as well. I'm definitely going to be a regular. Thank you for existing!

Photo of Waldo Brown Waldo Brown
Jul 15, 2019 1

I have attended several concerts at this venue. Each time the music is way to loud to enjoy. Either the acoustics for the structure is poor or the sound board is not tuned properly for a quality listening experience. The bar staff also could use some training, showing little professionalism and on multiple occasions not providing correct change for drink purchases.

Photo of Tiffany Bargeman Tiffany Bargeman
May 13, 2019 5

I attended and India Arie concert here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Parking was free and easily accessible right across the street from the theater, and traffic was well controlled. We were in and out without any headaches. And the show was awesome. India Arie is a queen! We had to find food outside of the theater, so the only thing I would suggest is having at the very least hot dogs and pizza available in the theater concessions (popcorn and candy, etc. wasn't quite enough). We ended up going next door to the Marriott hotel's restaurant, and that food was very very good! We felt a bit rushed since we didn't plan to step away to eat. The information that came from the theater prior to the concert did mention restaurants choices in the area around theater, but we didn't plan ahead. All worked out though, and we had a great night.

Photo of David Marshall David Marshall
Jun 11, 2019 5

Beautifully restored to its 1926 build date. Lots of History here, great live world-class performances and semi reasonable prices. Great staff and service.

Photo of Darnell Tayleor Darnell Tayleor
Jun 10, 2019 4

Loved the friendly people that worked here. Watched my daughters dance recital here. And the performances were excellent.

Photo of James Wardrop James Wardrop
Jun 5, 2019 4

Quaint with an old world vibe. Indie movies and older feature films. Good ballroom with plenty of variety in the shows, including live podcast shows.

Photo of Aislinn Smith-Cotton Aislinn Smith-Cotton
May 2, 2019 5

Went there for the India.Arie concert. Temperature was good, sound was great and great view from our balcony seats. Would definitely return for another concert.