Introducing Club Carolina

The Carolina Theatre is bringing great artists to the Carolina in a way like never before. Today we introduce Club Carolina, a new staging concept that allows fans to enjoy performances in a more intimate setting.

Already accustomed to hosting well-known music and comedy in our spacious Fletcher Hall, Club Carolina will give an increased number of touring artists an opportunity to play here, while offering fans the chance to see talented performers in a new setting.

During all Club Carolina Series shows, Fletcher Hall will be transformed from a 1,000-seat venue to a cozy, flexible space that accommodates fewer than 500 guests. Fans will enjoy all of the modern amenities and architectural charm that they are accustomed to while seeing the series' artists in an intimate room with a club aesthetic.

"We wanted to create a different feel and make the theatre as intimate as possible," Bob Nocek, president and chief executive officer of Carolina Theatre of Durham, said.

The first three artists have already been selected for the Club Carolina Series, which will make its debut in April.

Ben Taylor: April 9
Ben Sollee: April 18
Red Baraat: May 7

The Club Carolina shows will be a continually refreshed series with new artists added throughout the season. The series will offer two distinct staging constructions: one with 483 seats, which will use all of the Orchestra Level, and another with 281 seats, which will use only a portion of the level.

"There are a lot of touring artists who haven't reached the level at which they can attract 1,000 fans," Nocek said.

"The Club Carolina Series is a low-impact way for us to still bring them to Durham."




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