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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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  • Business Hours: See website for more details.
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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

Documentary Screening - The Gospel According to André

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RetroArtHouse Film Series

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Michael Che

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Wondrous Women

Five talented female choreographers present an evening of glorious solo dance. Camille A. Brown returns to ADF with a section from her latest work "ink." "ink" celebrates the …


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Wondrous Women

Five talented female choreographers present an evening of glorious solo dance. Camille A. Brown returns to ADF with a section from her latest work "ink." "ink" celebrates the …


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Moviediva Film Series - Leo McCarey's The Awful Truth

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Film Screening - “Yellow Submarine” 50th Anniversary 4K Restoration

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Moviediva Film Series - Preston Sturges' The Lady Eve

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

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David Cross: "Oh Come On"

Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screens both big and small.


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Moviediva Film Series - Preston Sturges' The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

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Gordon Lightfoot in Concert: The Legend Lives on...

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NS2 & The Carolina Theatre of Durham present: Mat Franco

Mat Franco takes the stage with a fun and feel-good twist on magic that defies all expectations. Fresh from his triumphant win on America’s Got Talent and his follow-up prime time special on …


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B93.9 & NS2 present: Bobby Bones Red Hoodies Comedy Tour

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Moviediva Film Series - William A. Seiter's Why Be Good?

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Murray & Peter present: War on the Catwalk: The Queens from Season 10

Murray & Peter proudly present a fabulous drag show with live performances from contestents from Season 10 RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1). Super Fan package is also available with a seat in the first …


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Chris Isaak

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Taj Mahal

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The Mads are Back

The Mads Are Back! Live Movie-Riffing with "TV's Frank" Conniff and Trace Beaulieu from Mystery Science Theater 3000. Join MST3K's Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu at the Carolina T…


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Moviediva Film Series - Ernst LubItsch’s Ninotchka

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Steven Wright

Academy Award winner Steven Wright is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow. One of four children, Wright was raised in Burlington, MA. Upon graduating from Emerson …


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Moviediva Film Series - George Cukor's Born Yesterday

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Moviediva Film Series - Howard Hawk's Monkey Business

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Steven Curtis Chapman

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Steven Curtis Chapman

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Buika

Concha Buika sees soulful Spanish flamenco through a cultural kaleidoscope. Born to African political exiles in hiding on the Spanish island of Mallorca, Buika was raised in a hardscrabble Roma …


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Kathleen Madigan: Boxed Wine and Bigfoot

For 28 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late night show ever made. From 25 appearances on …


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Moviediva Film Series - Colin Higgins' Nine to Five

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wellRED Comedy Tour

Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck), Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester are stand-up comedy and writing partners. The trio has been touring nationally to sold out clubs and theatres in support of …


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Moviediva Film Series - James L. Brooks' Broadcast News

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Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry Tour

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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