Learn more about the Carolina Theatre

About Us

Two decades of leadership
The non-profit Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is one of downtown’s most loved and established arts organizations. Operating the city-owned Carolina Theatre complex for nearly two decades, we are funded by ticket sales, individual and corporate contributions, and an annual management stipend from the City of Durham.

150,000 fans and counting
Each year we present over 60 concerts, daily film and film festivals, serve 15,000 school children with our Arts Discovery Educational Series, and provide a home for numerous nonprofits and other organizations that utilize the facility – in all attracting more than 150,000 people to downtown. 

More than numbers
People who love downtown Durham crave the distinct personality, programming, and atmosphere that we specialize in. The Carolina Theatre is more than a building, it's an experience that can only be found in Durham.

Fletcher Hall, an auditorium with 1,048 seats hosting a diverse lineup of live events and film. Fletcher Hall has been restored to its 1926 décor, and is the only downtown building designed in the Beaux Arts style.

Cinema One (226 seats) and Cinema Two (49 seats), operate year-round, 364 days per year


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