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Blumenthal Theater Venues

Seven Different Stages Make Up Charlotte's Best Live Theater Venues

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Blumenthal Theater Venues

Belk Theater

Blumenthal PAC
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is Charlotte's main home for the performing arts. Comprised of seven different theaters, each unique in size and feel, Blumenthal brings productions ranging from nationally touring Broadway shows to local theater to the Queen City. With a variety ranging from national recording artists to local dance troupes, the center hosts over 700,000 visitors annually.

Local groups such as the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Queen City Theatre, the Light Factory, North Carolina Dance Theatre, the Carolinas Concert Association, Carolina Voices, the Community School of the Arts and Opera Carolina all host their seasons at a Blumenthal venue.

Belk Theater
130 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-372-1000
Seating: 2,100
Blumenthal's largest venue, Belk Theater is where the largest productions show.

Booth Playhouse
130 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-372-1000
Seating: 424
With orchestra and galley seating, this is a cozy theater that hosts dance, choral or small stage shows and even meetings and seminars.

Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square
345 North College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-348-5740
Seating: 182
Mainly used for seminars, meetings or lectures.

Knight Theater
430 South Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Blumenthal's newest theater, Knight is part of the Levine Center for the Arts. With a stage floor specially designed for dance, this theater will also host other small events.

McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square
345 North College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-348-5740
Seating: 730
Converted in 1980 from the First Baptist Church, the stained windows and dome give this theater a truly unique look.

Ovens Auditorium
2700 East Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28205
704.372.3600
Seating: 2,400
Not directly a part of Blumenthal, Ovens Auditorium is used when Belk Theater is booked. It's also used when a show is expected to have very large demand since it's slightly larger (by about 350 seats) than Belk.

Stage Door Theater
Corner of 5th and College Streets
Charlotte, NC
704-372-1000
A fairly new theater, Stage Door provides an opportunity for small, intimate theater.

For more information or to purchase tickets for any of Blumenthal's theaters, visit their official site.

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