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The Boiler Room at the Power Plant

  • 320 Blackwell St, Power Plant Bldg, Ste 100
  • American Tobacco Campus
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: 919-660-3677
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Central to the Power Plant facility at downtown Durham's American Tobacco Campus is the newly refurbished Boiler Room. A 2,195-square-foot mixed-use space, the Boiler Room consists of a main pavilion, great hallway, and rear corridor that horseshoe around the base of the iconic Lucky Strike smokestack, offering a dramatic setting for wedding receptions, catered dinners, and other public events.

Originally constructed in 1930 directly adjacent to Durham's celebrated Lucky Strike water tower, the Boiler Room with its Classical Revival brick exterior, expansive windows, and polished concrete floors is a contemporary venue in a historic setting. The Boiler Room is available from 9 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.

  • Accessible to Strollers:
  • ADA Compliant Facilities:
  • Business Hours: 9a-5p Monday - Friday
  • Internet-Free High Speed WIFI:
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  • Miles To Convention Center: 0.50
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 14.0
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  • Wheelchair/Disabled Access Comments: There are ramps all the way from a drop off point on Pettigrew Street and off Blackwell Street.
  • Public Restrooms - Disabled Access: Accessible without assistance
  • Free Admission All The Time:
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Group Tour Info
  • Maximum Group Size: 135
The Boiler Room at the Power Plant Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 3
  • Total Sqft.: 3,985
  • Largest Room: 2,195
  • Theatre Capacity: 99
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
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  • Reception Capacity: 99
  • Space Notes: The Boiler Room has a nontraditional venue layout, and an on-site visit is recommended before booking this space.
  • Description: The Power Plant is composed of 3 venues--the Boiler Room, the Full Frame Theater, and the Flex Room. The Boiler Room, with 2,195 square feet of reception space, consists of a main pavilion, great hallway and rear corridor that horseshoe around the base of the iconic Lucky Strike smokestack, offering a dramatic setting for wedding receptions, catered dinners and other public events. The Full Frame Theatre is a brand new, state-of-the-art screening facility located in the heart of the newly refurbished Power Plant at downtown Durham’s American Tobacco Campus. Equipped with a high performance projection system in true HD resolution. The Flex Room is a 540 square foot multi-purpose venue, perfect for small meetings or use as auxiliary space when using the Boiler Room or Full Frame Theatre. This could include catering staging, coat room, or exclusive hospitality.
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  • Off-site Catering Allowed:
  • Outdoor Capacity: 150
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Meeting Facility Rooms
The Boiler Room
The Full Frame Theater
The Flex Room
Discover Durham
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604