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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

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Arts Education Symposium

The North Carolina Arts Council and The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. invite you to attend a professional development opportunity for arts education program facilitators, coordinators, managers …


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Triangle Youth Ballet - The Nutcracker

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Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams

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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

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Delta Rae

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Contemporary Violinists Daniel D. and Eric Stanley Live in Concert

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Family Saturday Series Mad Science

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Jewel Handmade Holiday Tour

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Daughtry - Cage to Rattle Tour

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Gregory Alan Isakov

Many musicians have day jobs to make ends meet. However, few artists maintain the lifestyle kept by Gregory Alan Isakov. The Colorado-based indie-folk artist is a full-time farmer who sells …


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Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle presents The Three Viennese Masters

Haydn - Symphony No 95 Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1 Mozart - Symphony No. 41 In an ode to classicism, The COT presents the father of the symphony at his peak, the colossus at the …


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Family Saturday Series Donna Washington

A highly animated performer, Donna Washington has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics, elastic face, and deep characterizations that bring folklore, …


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Saturday Family Series presents Bull City Slam Team

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Susana Baca

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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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Anoushka Shankar

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Nils Frahm

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Angélique Kidjo 'Remain in Light'

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The Gloaming

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Family Saturday Series Usha Rajagopalan

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Afro-Cuban All Stars

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

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Family Saturday Series Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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