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Carolina Theatre

  • 309 W Morgan St, Downtown Durham
  • I-85 Exit 177
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: (919) 560-3030
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Situated in the heart of Downtown Durham, this Beaux Arts-style building includes Fletcher Hall, restored to its original 1926 décor, which houses live performances by musicians, comics, speakers, theater companies, and special series like the Arts Discovery Educational Series, which are stage performances designed to augment traditional classroom learning with presentations of dance, classic works like Charlotte’s Web, and other pieces.

The building also includes two adjacent cinemas that screen newly released films and classic works from cinema history in the Retro Film Series. These screens are also home to annual film festivals like the nationally renowned Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the NC Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and the Nevermore Film Festival of horror movies.

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  • Miles to RDU Airport: 15.0
  • Miles to VIC: 0.20
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  • Avg. Tour Length: 45 minutes
  • Group Rates: Free Admission for tours, ticket prices vary for concerts and other events.
  • Scheduling Policy: Minimum of 2 weeks in advance, according to theatre schedule.
  • Tour Type: Guided
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Carolina Theatre Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 5
  • Total Sqft.: 14,754
  • Largest Room: 125
  • Theatre Capacity: 1,032
  • Classroom Capacity: 80
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  • Number of Booths: 8
  • Reception Capacity: 125
  • Ceiling: 50
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Meeting Facility Rooms
Cinema II
26 X 43
16
1000.00
49
Cinema I
56 X 64
20
2700.00
226
Connie Moses Ballroom
48 X 22
24
1056.00
100
80
90
125
Fletcher Hall Auditorium
192 X 140
50
8942.00
1032
Donor Lounge (Upper Balcony Lobby Ballroom)
48 X 22
12
1056.00
100
125

Film Screening – "Be Natural" Theatrical Release

Trailer https://benaturalthemovie.com Synopsis When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors …


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Star Wars Film Series

The Carolina Theatre of Durham's Retro Film Series revisit the wonders and relives the magic of these dazzling films on the big screen, as they were meant to be seen. Episodes I-VI.


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Moviediva Film Series - "Skyscraper Souls"

A film series dedicated to screening classic movies on Wednesday evenings at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.


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Family Feud Live: Celebrity Edition

Join the fun celebrity team captains as they randomly-select audience members to become a member of their on-stage "family." You can also win prizes right from your very own seat in the …


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Happy Together Tour

Hitmakers from the 1960s and '70s will come to the Carolina Theatre this June when the Happy Together Tour 2019 brings a stellar lineup to our Fletcher Hall stage, including: The Turtles Chuck …


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The Monti: The S**t Hits The Fan

We've all been there: things are going as fine as wine when life throws us a curve ball and sh*t hits the fan! No need to cry over it. Not every life experience requires a commemorative tattoo. We …


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Moviediva Film Series - "Gold Diggers of 1933"

A film series dedicated to screening classic movies on Wednesday evenings at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.


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Steve Earle & The Dukes

Steve Earle & The Dukes released the new album, GUY, on March 29. A return to New West Records, GUY is comprised of songs written by one of Earle's two primary songwriting mentors, the legendary …


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Maria Bamford

Maria is the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design. She was the first …


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Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall

Common Woman Chorus and Triangle Gay Men's Chorus partner together to present a new work, Quiet No More, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. This work celebrates those …


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Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of …


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Rennie Harris Puremovement

Presented in association with The Carolina Theatre. Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater brings "Rennie Harris Funkedified" to downtown Durham. A multi-media work that …


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Rennie Harris Puremovement

Presented in association with The Carolina Theatre. Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater brings "Rennie Harris Funkedified" to downtown Durham. A multi-media work that …


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Film Screening - "Between Me and My Mind"

A few minutes into this intimate look at the creative process of founding Phish guitarist and vocalist Trey Anastasio, it is clear that he is exploding with his unique brand of songwriting and …


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85 South Show Live

The last few years, the 85 South Show has been shaking up the podcasting scene with improvs and freestyles by some of the fastest rising comedic talent from the South, DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller …


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MRG30 | The Mountain Goats & Hiss Golden Messenger

Durham's own Merge Records is celebrating 30 years of independent music in 2019. Every five years, Merge Records celebrates its birthday with a multi-day music festival, and this summer's e…


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Black Communities Conference

This conference was created to bring together Black communities and researchers who are interested in history, culture, public health, arts, justice, religion, economic development and other topics. …


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Criminal: A Podcast

CRIMINAL is a podcast about crime. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Host Phoebe Judge presents brand new stories, told live on s…


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Film Screening - "Durham: A Self-Portrait"

Ten years ago, "Durham: A Self-Portrait" premiered to community acclaim. The film documented the rise of this unique Southern city, and the "Secret Game" of basketball - and race …


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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604