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Arts in Charlotte

Charlotte's diverse landscape make the city a wonderful melting pot for the fine arts community. With several local theater groups, an annual festival dedicated to the arts, several renowned museums, a symphony orchestra and a performing arts center that rivals any, Charlotte is a one-stop-playground for all your arts and entertainment wants.
  1. Public Art in Charlotte (3)

Knight Theater Photo Gallery
The Knight Theater in Charlotte is part of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

The Nutcracker Ballet in Charlotte
Nothing brings on the holiday season like the classic Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. I love taking my family each year and have seen performances by North Carolina Dance Theatre and Miller Street Ballet. Charlotte has several companies presenting the timeless tale this year, including a performance by Moscow Ballet's touring company.

The Avett Brothers
If you've lived in Charlotte for any length of time in the last decade you've no doubt heard of the Avett Brothers, Charlotte's very own folk trio making them one of the biggest bands from Charlotte.

Charlotte Shakespeare Festival
The 2009 Charlotte Shakespeare Festival includes a free performance of Julius Caesar at the McGlohon Theatre presented by Charlotte's Collaborative Arts Theatre.

Phantom of the Opera Photo Gallery
Phantom of the Opera comes to Charlotte in June 2009 for the first time since 2001. The show takes place at Belk Theater in Uptown Charlotte.

Charlotte's Top Theatrical Companies
It's theatre season in Charlotte! Here's a look at Charlotte's theatre companies and where you can catch some shows. If you're part of the see and do crowd, here are your best bets for a good play or musical in Charlotte this season.

Charlotte's Hottest Tickets this Fall
The majority of these shows are sold out, but if you'd like to try and get tickets anyway here is the guide to Charlotte's hottest fall concerts and also a good indication as to where your friends might be when they're not picking up the phone on these particular dates.

Blumenthal Center for the Performing Arts
Located in Uptown Charlotte, the Blumenthal Center for the Performing Arts is the city's premiere venue for Broadway productions, Charlotte Symphony concerts, Carolina Opera productions and North Carolina Dance Theatre performances.

Arts & Science Council
If you want to know who is responsible for the wealth of cultural arts in Charlotte, look no further than the Arts & Science Council. The ASC is a non-profit organization that serves and supports Charlotte-Mecklenburg's cultural community through grant-making, planning, programs and services to ensure a vibrant community enriched with arts, science and history.

Charlotte Culture Guide
Stay on top of Charlotte's arts and cultural events and attractions courtesy of the Arts & Science Council.

North Carolina Dance Theatre
North Carolina Dance Theatre was founded in 1970 and is the oldest professional ballet company in North Carolina. Widely regarded as one of Charlotte's premiere arts organizations under the direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride, the company has attracted superb dancers and choreographers performing contemporary works as well as the classics.

Charlotte Shout
Each September, the city of Charlotte is transformed into a cultural and culinary arts showplace as the best in food, dance, music and art come together in celebration.

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