Carolina Theatre of Durham Closed To The Public Until Further Notice

DURHAM, NC — March 25, 2020 -- CLOSURE UPDATE --  By order of Durham Mayor Steve Schewel, the Carolina Theatre of Durham is now closed through April 30 pending further notice. The closure is a precautionary measure intended to help arrest the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The administrative and box offices will not be staffed through this time. Please contact us through efan [at] carolinatheatre [dot] org. All live events, rentals, film screenings, meetings and any other public gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited in the city during this time. See a rolling list of cancellations at the bottom of this post.

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March 13, 2020 — In light of the declaration of emergency in the City of Durham issued by Mayor Steve Schewel today at 5 p.m., the Carolina Theatre of Durham will close to the public beginning at midnight tonight and extending through 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 (or longer, per Governor Cooper's order on 3/23/20). The closure is a precautionary measure intended to help arrest the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

All live events, rentals, film screenings, meetings and any other public gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited in the venue during this time. The majority of full-time employees have been asked to work from home until further notice. The Carolina Theatre box office will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this weekend -- and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., moving forward. The Carolina Theatre administrative offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc., the nonprofit organization which operates the city-owned venue, is constructing a project-based plan to keep its part-time concessions and technical staff working in a safe environment during this difficult time for non-salaried workers.

We are monitoring the constantly evolving situation around the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to do so. We are following all directions and best practices recommended by local, state and federal governments and their health agencies.

Other City of Durham-owned venues affected by the declaration include the Durham Arts Council, the convention meeting rooms of the Durham Convention Center and the Durham Performing Arts Center.

We wish all of our community -- members, donors, volunteers, guests, artists, board, staff and neighbors -- well during this very challenging time. Soon enough, we'll welcome you back to Durham's historic showplace. We've been here for you since 1926 and will be again soon.

Sincerely, Carolina Theatre President & CEO Rebecca Newton, Carolina Theatre Staff and Board of Trustees


In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper's guidelines endorsed by the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (NCDHHS), the following events have been postponed or canceled:

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