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Carolina Theatre

  • 309 W Morgan St, Downtown Durham
  • I-85 Exit 177
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: (919) 560-3030

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
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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
Cinema I
56 X 64
Connie Moses Ballroom
48 X 22
Fletcher Hall Auditorium
192 X 140
Donor Lounge (Upper Balcony Lobby Ballroom)
48 X 22

SplatterFlix Film Series

The Retro Film Series at the Carolina Theatre of Durham is proud to present this TERRIFYING all-new film series which showcases 13 of the creepiest horror films from the 70s and 80s. 1981's AN …

Best-selling author Simon Winchester presented by Durham Tech

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Julie Fowlis

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Kathleen Madigan

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Film Screening - "Phantasm: Remastered"

If this one doesn't scare you, you're already dead! In Don Coscarelli's Phantasm, the residents of a small Oregon town have begun dying under mysterious circumstances. Upon the death of a family …

Film Screening - "Phantasm: Ravager"

The final installment of the long-running Phantasm series. Phantasm: Ravager reunites Baldwin, Thornbury, Bannister and Scrimm, who died in January at the age of 89. The film is directed by David …

Tenth Anniversary Screening - Bending Space: Georges Rousse and the Durham Project

A decade after filmmakers Penelope Maunsell and Kenny Dalsheimer documented Rousse's historic public art project, much has changed in downtown Durham. The film is a catalyst for dialogue about the …

Concert - “The Dawn of German Romanticism”

C. M. von Weber Overture to Der Freischütz R. Schumann Overture to Genoveva F. Schubert Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus (complete incidental music) Susannah Rhodes Stewart– …

The Wood Brothers

Dubbed "masters of soulful folk" by Paste, The Wood Brothers released their debut studio album, 'Ways Not To Lose,' on Blue Note in 2006. You'd be forgiven at the time for expecting it to …

The Chick Corea Elektric Band

The Chick Corea Elektric Band featuring Dave Weckl, John Patitucci, Eric Marienthal & Grank Gambale. Chick Corea has attained iconic status in music. The keyboardist, composer and bandleader is …

Henry Rollins

The Henry Rollins Spoken Word Tour stops at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Oct. 16. On this tour, fans can expect Henry to mix timely commentary on the current state of politics with anecdotes on …

Film Screening - "Hamilton's America"

Help kick off the 2016 PBS Arts Fall Festival. See scenes from Hamilton's America, the star-studded documentary that explores two years leading up to the Broadway opening of the award-winning m…

The Mavericks

From their earliest shows as a garage band playing the punk clubs on Miami Beach, The Mavericks have had a skill for getting people to groove. Drawing on a mix of classic country, cow-punk and …

Bianca Del Rio: Not Today Satan Tour

Bianca Del Rio, the alter ego of seasoned comic Roy Haylock and season 6 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is a self-professed “clown in a gown.” This hilariously hateful comic is k…

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. A new take on true crime from Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer. …

Tower of Power

July of that year. When Doc auditioned during a band rehearsal at Emilio's house, Emilio's father called him into the kitchen and offered the following advice: "Hire that guy, he's got …

Brian Culbertson

Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer who crosses genres between contemporary jazz, R&B, and funk. Heralding from the musically rich city of Chicago, he …

Ellis Marsalis and Marcus Anderson Benefit Concert for NCCU

NCCU Jazz Studies presents "Keep The Vision Alive," A Jazz Benefit Concert featuring Ellis Marsalis & Marcus Anderson. Also appearing are the NCCU Jazz Ensemble and NCCU Vocal Jazz …

ComiQuest Film Festival

The Carolina Theatre and Ultimate Comics present an amazing film festival that celebrates classic comic book and superhero-inspired movies. The unifying element among these films is fun, pure and …

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

The original, direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker! "Knock Out..and... Hot Ticket!" raves the New York Times. Enchant the whole family with larger than life magical …

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

The HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE is a family band consisting of seven blood brothers who began their musical training at the tender ages of four and five by their father, jazz trumpeter/band leader K…

Marc Maron

For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-­provoking comedy for print, stage, radio, online and television. A legend in the stand-up community, …

Stephin Merritt & The Magnetic Fields

Stephin Merritt has been called "a contrarian pop genius" (The New York Times). With his intricate lyrics and distinctive languid bass voice, Merritt is a true original of the musical …

The Durham Savoyards Ltd. present Grand Duke

  Triangle audiences have long enjoyed watching the multi-talented members of Durham Savoyards sing, dance, and frolic their way through the works of Gilbert & Sullivan.

Rhythmic Innovations

The dancers of the globe-trotting North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE) will strut their stuff for local audiences at their annual shows. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.ncyte.org

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