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Carolina Theatre Remains Temporarily Closed Under Durham Safer-At-Home Order

Carolina Theatre Remains Temporarily Closed Under Durham Safer-At-Home Order

DURHAM, NC — June 2, 2020 — CLOSURE UPDATE — As of June 1, Durham moved from the city- and county-wide Stay-At-Home Order to the Safer-At-Home Order, which will remain in place until rescinded. The administrative and box offices of the Carolina Theatre of Durham will not be staffed through this time. All live events, rentals, film screenings, meetings and any other public gatherings originally scheduled at the venue are either postponed or canceled until further notice. Please contact us through efan [at] carolinatheatre [dot] org with any questions. 

See a rolling list of cancellations and postponements below:

DURHAM, NC — June 2, 2020 — CLOSURE UPDATE — As of June 1, Durham moved from the city- and county-wide Stay-At-Home Order to the Safer-At-Home Order, which will remain in place until rescinded.

Carolina Theatre Part of NC Live Venue Coalition Exploring Safe Re-Opening Strategies

Carolina Theatre Part of NC Venue Coalition Exploring Safe Re-Opening Strategies

North Carolina is home to many of the largest and most popular arts and entertainment venues in the country, and now industry leaders from many of these facilities are joining together to plan for the return of concerts, Broadway, and comedy events.

RALEIGH, NC — May 19, 2020 — North Carolina is home to many of the largest and most popular arts and entertainment venues in the country, and now industry leaders from many of these facilities are joining together to plan for the return of concerts, Broadway, and comedy events.

OutSouth Queer Film Festival Postponed to September 11 & 12

OutSouth Queer Film Festival Postponed to September 11 & 12

DURHAM, NC  (May 14, 2020) — In light of the public health emergency created by COVID-19, Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. has postponed the inaugural OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival from August 13-16 to September 11 and 12. The festival was formerly known as the North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) and takes place each August at the historic Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham.

DURHAM, NC  (May 14, 2020) — In light of the public health emergency created by COVID-19, Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc.

Carolina Theatre Gift Certificates Now Available

Carolina Theatre Gift Certificates Now Available

While we're not open for events and films just yet, you can buy a Carolina Theatre Gift Certificate now to use when we're back at full strength. The Gift Certificate can be purchased for any amount, will expire one year after the Theatre reopens to the general public and is good for both ticket and concessions purchases.

While we're not open for events and films just yet, you can buy a Carolina Theatre Gift Certificate now to use when we're back at full strength.

The Gift Certificate can be purchased for any amount, will expire one year after the Theatre reopens to the general public and is good for both ticket and concessions purchases.

#GivingTuesdayNow: Consider Supporting the Carolina Theatre of Durham

#GivingTuesdayNow: Consider Supporting the Carolina Theatre of Durham

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. We thank you for keeping the Carolina Theatre of Durham in your thoughts through this challenging time.

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. We thank you for keeping the Carolina Theatre of Durham in your thoughts through this challenging time. 

Carolina Theatre Offers Takeout Concessions on Fridays

Carolina Theatre Offers Takeout Concessions on Fridays

We hope this finds you well ... but we KNOW you'd feel much better if you were eating Carolina Theatre popcorn. This Friday, we're going to make that happen: Carolina Theatre of Durham concessions are now available for takeout via online ordering starting May 8.

DURHAM, NC — May 4, 2020 — We hope this finds you well ... but we KNOW you'd feel much better if you were eating Carolina Theatre popcorn. This Friday we're going to make that happen: Carolina Theatre of Durham concessions will be available for takeout via online ordering starting May 8.

While we're not able to re-start film screenings or live events yet, we have been given approval by the City of Durham to offer our full concessions menu for takeout on Friday evenings from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Carolina Theatre shares printable coloring pages

The Carolina Theatre shares printable coloring pages

If you're looking for a way to unwind, give the kids an artistic activity, or see what our Beaux-Arts facade would look like in lime green, try your hand at our new coloring pages. 

If you're looking for a way to unwind, give the kids an artistic activity or see what our Beaux-Arts facade would look like in lime green, try your hand at our new coloring pages.

Download all four pages for free through our Dropbox hereNo Dropbox account needed to view and download.

Carolina Theatre Zoom Backgrounds Now Available

Carolina Theatre Zoom Backgrounds Now Available

The Carolina Theatre of Durham has shared a set of four backgrounds so you can "meet" in the historic venue's Fletcher Hall or Cinema One.

If you're missing us  and want a better background than your wall for that upcoming meeting — we're (digitally) here for you. 

Arts Discovery & Family Saturday Series Artists Share Family-Friendly Performances

Arts Discovery & Family Saturday Series Artists Share Family-Friendly Performanc

With children at home across the world, artists are sharing kid-friendly performances to educate and entertain.

As artists involved in our Arts Discovery Educational Series and Family Saturday Series release resources, we’ll update the list below.

With children at home across the world, artists are sharing kid-friendly performances to educate and entertain.

As artists involved in our Arts Discovery Educational Series and Family Saturday Series release resources, we’ll update the list below.

Sonia De Los Santos, En Casa con Sophia

An Update From The Carolina Theatre: Your Support Sustains our Mission

An Update From The Carolina Theatre: Your Support Sustains our Mission

Dear Friends of Carolina Theatre,

Above all, we hope you are all healthy and well.

As you know, the theatre is currently closed to the public through April 30, pending further notice from city, state and federal officials. We are thankful for our organization to be in a strong position as we navigate this unique and uncertain time.

Dear Friends of Carolina Theatre,

Above all, we hope you are all healthy and well.

As you know, the theatre is currently closed to the public through April 30, pending further notice from city, state and federal officials. We are thankful for our organization to be in a strong position as we navigate this unique and uncertain time.

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