Carolina Theatre of Durham

Civil Rights Committee to Host Tours at CTD

Civil Rights Exhibit Tour Postponed

The Civil RIghts Committee will host tours of the permanent 'Confronting Change' exhibit at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

UPDATE: Monday, Mar. 16 - Noon *** The Carolina Theatre has rescheduled the Feb. 24 date for the visitor tour of the venue’s Civil Rights exhibit: "Confronting Change"  to Monday, March 23 from 3-5 p.m.  Civil Rights Committee members Vivian McCoy, Claudine Daye Lewis, Vera Whisenton and Carl Whisenton will be present.

Boxing Meets Opera in Approaching Ali

The North Carolina Opera presents 'Approaching Ali' at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

If you believe that the brutality of boxing couldn’t possibly be translated into the drama of an opera, you probably never saw Muhammad Ali fight. From outlandish interviews to trash-talking his opponents, Ali did everything with a diva-like flair still unmatched by any athlete. Ever.

Civil War Film Series Starts With ‘Josey Wales’

The Carolina Theatre of Durham will help its home city mark the susqucentennial of the Civil War with a film series.

Throughout 2015, many cities, towns and historic sites in the U.S. will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Durham played an incredibly important role in the conflict and its subsequent resolution: in April of 1865, the war’s largest troop surrender occurred at the farmhouse of James and Nancy Bennett near the present day location of the Bull City.

Book Harvest at Theatre Collects More Than 20,000 Books

Volunteers accepted more than 20,000 books for the NC Book Harvest at the Dream Big Book Drive 2015 at the Carolina Theatre of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 19).

Scores of volunteers and donors celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the successful Dream Big Book Drive at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 19).

Lucinda Williams to Perform Songs After Film:Acoustic on Jan. 26

Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams will play songs after the Film Acoustic screening of Wise Blood with Modern School of Filmfounder Robert Milazzo on Jan. 26 at the Carolina Theatre

When you’re as talented as Lucinda Williams, you can do anything you want on your birthday, especially if that involves playing music inside the Carolina Theater’s Fletcher Hall.

Wynonna and Friends Stories & Song Tour Starts Tonight in Durham

The 2015 Wynonna and Friends Stories & Song Tour kicks-off at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Wednesday, Jan. 14.

One of a select group of artists who can be recognized by a single name, Wynonna is a country music legend. The chart-topping, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter gets back in front of her fans tonight (Jan. 14) when the 2015 Wynonna and Friends Stories & Song Tour kicks-off at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood Get Funky In Durham

Jammy, jazz-funk masters Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood bring their Juice tour to the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Monday, Dec. 8.

Musical collaborations aren’t always as great as the sum of their parts, but the greatness of Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood has never been questioned. Since the power trio of John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood first backed jazz guitar legend John Scofield more than 15 years ago, the two acts have continued to occasionally combine on groove-laden music rich in funk and improvisation.

Free Screening of 'The Theory of Everything'

The Carolina Theatre of Durham is hosting a free screening of the Stephen Hawking film The Theory of Everything.

Stephen Hawking has led a remarkable life. Perhaps the smartest living man in the world, the English scientist has spent his entire life doing ground-breaking work in astrophysics, despite being diagnosed at motor neurone disease at age 21. From books like the best-selling A Brief History of Time and The Universe in a Nutshell to his modern-day appearances on pop culture shows and at thought-leading seminars, Hawking has become as esteemed a scientist as there is in the world.

Raleigh-Based Band The Hell No To Open Ace Frehley Show

The Raleigh-based rock band The Hell No will open for Ace Frehley at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

The Spaceman is in Durham. Ace Frehley, the former lead guitarist and founding member of the legendary rock band KISS, will perform at the Carolina Theatre Monday night (Nov. 17) on his Space Invader Tour. Under his KISS persona of 'The Spaceman," Frehley partnered with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss in the influential glam rock band that was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.

Chris Titus Brings Tour To Durham

Chistopher Titus brings his comedy show to the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Friday, Nov. 7

Decades into his long comedy career, Chris Titus is still raging against, well, everything. He brings his latest tour to the Carolina Theatre on Friday, Nov. 7.


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