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Carolina Theatre Launches Series ’26

Series '26 Tickets Now On Sale

The Carolina Theatre has launched Series ’26, a new annual performing arts series named after the year the building opened (1926).

With nearly a century–long history as Downtown Durham’s preeminent showplace for the performing arts, the Carolina Theatre is launching a new annual series unlike any the historic venue has ever programmed before: Series ’26. Referencing the year the theatre opened (1926), Series ’26 brings a parade of extraordinary artists to Durham for a host of ground-breaking shows scheduled for the venue’s 2015-16 season.

Peggy Mullen 1935-2015

Peggy Mullen 1935-2015

Former longtime Carolina Theatre employee Peggy Mullen, 79, passed away at her home in Durham on Sunday.

Former longtime Carolina Theatre employee Peggy Mullen, 79, passed away at her home in Durham last Sunday. From her tireless work as one of the dedicated volunteers who helped save our Theatre in the 1980s to her decades of distinguished service in our box office through 2013, Peggy was a cherished member of our community who will be deeply missed.

Just 24 Hours Left To Contribute

Last chance to fund the Carolina Theatre's Kickstarter campaign for new cinema seats.

More than 450 people have now pledged to our Kickstarter campaign for new cinema seats. Total contributions now stand at an astounding $51,620 with just 24 hours left in the campaign.

Maria Bamford Show Part of NC Comedy Arts Festival’s 15th Anniversary

Comedian Maria Bamford headlines the 15th annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival.

Comedian Maria Bamford has found fun — and a career — in her neuroses. The wonderfully wacky and pricelessly awkward stand-up artist performs at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Sat. Feb. 14.

Shelby Lynne Will Play 2 Albums & More in Durham

Country music star Shelby Lynne will play 2 full albums worth of material plus other hits at her rescheduled show at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on May 18.

Shelby Lynne has rescheduled her Feb. 13 Club Carolina show at the Carolina Theatre of Durham, and she’ll be delivering a very special performance when she plays here on May 18.

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.

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. Announces Second Straight Financial Surplus

The Carolina Theatre of Durham Inc. recorded its second straight financial surplus in Fiscal Year 2013-14.

For the second consecutive year, Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. recorded a financial surplus, according to audited financial statements presented to the Board of Trustees today. On the strength of record activity levels, the nonprofit recorded a surplus of $41,226 in Fiscal Year 2014, which ended June 30. See the Carolina Theatre's Annual Report.

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.

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.

The Incomparable Kishi Bashi To Play Durham

Virtuoso violinist Kishi Bashi will perform at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Kishi Bashi's musicianship is legendary. Best known for his collaborations with modern artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and of Montreal, the virtuoso violinist has become an accomplished solo performer, too. He'll appear at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

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