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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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Free Screening of "Resilience"

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Moviediva Film Series - Colin Higgins' Nine to Five

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wellRED Comedy Tour

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Retro Film Series – "The Fog" 4K Restoration

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Lizz Wright

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A Rocky Horror Picture Show HALLOWEEN BALL

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Toto: 40 Trips Around the Sun

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Moviediva Film Series - James L. Brooks' Broadcast News

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Hiss Golden Messenger

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Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry Tour

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Family Saturday Series presents Caique Vidal

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Arts Education Symposium

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Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams

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Delta Rae

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Contemporary Violinists Daniel D. and Eric Stanley Live in Concert

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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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Afro-Cuban All Stars

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Family Saturday Series Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

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