Rent the Carolina Theatre
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. The stage house is 30 feet by 64 feet, with a proscenium opening of 31 feet, 8 inches. Its modern stage-level dressing rooms can host up to 54 performers.
Cinema One (226 seats) and Cinema Two (49 seats), operate year-round, 365 days per year. The cinemas were created during construction of the adjacent Durham Convention Center, and opened on December 31, 1993. New cinema seats were installed into both Cinema One and Two in March of 2015.
Want to rent Fletcher Hall? Begin by checking our availability on the calendar below and request to hold a date for your event. After requesting a date you will receive a call or email within 3 business days.
Contact: Questions can be directed to Melanie Margarum by email at melanie [at] carolinatheatre [dot] org or by phone at (919) 560-2801.
Booking agents, promoters and special event planners: Vote for the Carolina Theatre for a Prime Site Facilities and Event Management Award.
National Artist Rental Policy:
As our booking partner, NS2 has the right of first refusal to present any national touring artist.
If you’d like to rent the Carolina Theatre to present an artist or tour, NS2 must waive their right of first refusal or agree to a co-promotion. Upon that waiver, we can discuss terms.
If you have placed a later hold on the same date as another show that is not yet confirmed, you may challenge for that date.
Challenges can only be made after potential renters have agreed to terms, signed a contract and made a refundable deposit.
To keep the challenged date, date-holders have 24 hours agree to terms, sign a contract and make a non-refundable deposit.
In the event that more than one date-holder needs to be challenged, each hold will have 24 hours to confirm or release the date.