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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

Moviediva Film Series - "Baby Face"

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


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Road Show Winter Series – Three Identical Strangers

This film reveals the incredible story of Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland, and David Kellman. When they were teenagers, a chance encounter led the three young men to discover that they were triplets. …


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Film Screening - "February One"

On this remarkable day, February 1, in the year 1960, four college freshmen changed American history. This film depicts Ezell Blair, David Richmond, Franklin McCain, and Joseph McNeil (the …


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Saturday Family Series presents Bull City Slam Team

Building with Language: How are poems built? What literary devices best help ideas come to life? What do you consider when you share and perform your poems? What stories can you tell? The Bull C…


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Varsity Vocals International Championship of A Cappella South Quarterfinal

The Varsity Vocals International Championship of A Cappella is the only international tournament that showcases the art of student a cappella singing, dedicated to providing top-notch collegiate a …


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Road Show Winter Series – Free Solo

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of MERU, comes Free Solo, a stunning, intimate and unflinching …


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Moviediva Film Series - "King Kong"

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


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Road Show Winter Series – Minding the Gap

How far can nostalgia for childhood carry us into our futures? With equal fluidity and command, filmmaker Bing Liu trails skateboarders through the streets of Rockford, Illinois, with the ease and …


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Susana Baca

Long before Susana Baca became one of international music’s essential stars, she ranked as one of the most important figures in the Afro-Peruvian revival. Overcoming the cultural stigma …


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Annual Hippo Awards

The Monti presents the 11th Annual Hippo Awards. Their biggest shows of the year, The Hippo Awards is both a legitimate award show, honoring the best stories told in the previous year, and a …


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Moviediva Film Series - "Shanghai Express"

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


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Saturday Family Series presents Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee is a film about overcoming obstacles despite difficult challenges along the way. It portrays African Americans in a manner that is beyond stereotypes; Released in the United …


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Moviediva Film Series - "I'm No Angel"

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Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams

Featuring Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Eric Harland & Reuben Rogers. Steeped in the sounds of the Deep South, Lucinda Williams and Charles Lloyd are pillars of American music. Raised in Memphis, …


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Anoushka Shankar

Under the tutelage of her father, the sitar paragon Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar established herself as one of the world’s best classical sitarists when she was barely a teenager. At twenty, …


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Nils Frahm

Nils Frahm is a German musician, composer and record producer based in Berlin. He is known for combining classical and electronic music and for an unconventional approach to the piano in which he …


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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks. Be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of Banff …


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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Carolina Theatre of …


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Moviediva Film Series - "Night Nurse"

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


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Angélique Kidjo 'Remain in Light'

In 1983, just as her star was on the rise, the luminous multilingual singer Angélique Kidjo fled her home country of Benin for Paris to escape political turmoil. In the years since, she has …


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The Gloaming

The night that The Gloaming made their onstage debut at Dublin’s National Concert Hall in 2011 stands now as a landmark moment in Irish music’s fabled history: here was a group, after …


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Family Saturday Series Usha Rajagopalan

Usha Raj is a storyteller, puppet maker, and a visual artist showcasing rich traditions of India. She is a multi-discipinary Teaching Artist, and shares India's faiths, cultures and traditions …


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Afro-Cuban All Stars

Without the Afro-Cuban All Stars, the world would know a lot less about the musical riches of Cuba. In 1996, popular tres player and bandleader Juan de Marcos González recruited an …


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Moviediva Film Series - "Love is a Racket"

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


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Family Saturday Series Diary of A Worm, A Spider, & A Fly

Insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends: Worm, Spider, and Fly. Worm eats his homework, Fly believes she has Promoting eco-consciousness, earth science, and tolerance of others, Dallas …


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Moviediva Film Series - "Red Dust"

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


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Family Saturday Series Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

The Prophet (full title Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet) is a 2014 animated film adapted from Kahlil Gibran’s book The Prophet. Gibran’s timeless verses have been given enchanting …


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Moviediva Film Series - "Female"

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Moviediva Film Series - "Skyscraper Souls"

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Moviediva Film Series - "Gold Diggers of 1933"

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