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Rent the Carolina Theatre

Host your event at the Carolina!

 

All of the public spaces in the Carolina Theatre of Durham are available for rent, pending availability.

Click on the individual event spaces below for more information.


Capacities & Rates

Rental Rates

1,048 seats
Rates starting at $1,600

Our main auditorium seats 1,048 and has hosted a diverse lineup of live events and film for nearly a century. Fletcher Hall has been restored to its 1926 décor, and is the only downtown building designed in the Beaux Arts style. The stage house is 30 feet by 64 feet, with a proscenium opening of 31 feet, 8 inches. Its modern stage-level dressing rooms can host up to 54 performers.

226 seats
Rates starting at $500

The cinemas were created during construction of the adjacent Durham Convention Center, and opened on December 31, 1993. New cinema seats were installed into both Cinema One and Two in March of 2015.

49 seats
Rates starting at $250

The cinemas were created during construction of the adjacent Durham Convention Center, and opened on December 31, 1993. New cinema seats were installed into both Cinema One and Two in March of 2015.

Capacity: Approximately 100 people
Rates starting at $300

Named after the extraordinary woman who led the volunteer corps that saved the Carolina Theatre in the late 1970s and 1980s, the Connie Moses Ballroom is available for meetings, luncheons, panel discussions, event receptions, weddings and other private events.

Rates start at $250

You can rent Cinema 2 for a Private Film Screening for up to 12 total guests! Rental includes a complimentary popcorn and soft drink for every guest and up to four hours of access to the cinema. Concession stand will be staffed for paid purchases.

  • More than 12 guests? Cost adjusts to $20 per person (limit of 15 during pandemic). More than 15 guests? Ask about the availability of our other cinemas.
  • Renter must book the cinema at least 72 hours in advance.
  • Renter must provide the film/content for screening on DVD or Blu-ray 48 hours in advance. One feature film per rental.
  • Cinema 2 is limited to one film screening per day during pandemic.
  • Renters cannot advertise or promote the private screening, or charge admission.
  • Renters and guests must follow all venue policies and public health guidelines.

Email To Book A Private Film Screening


Check Availability

Interested in renting the Carolina Theatre of Durham? Begin by checking our availability on the calendar below and request to hold a date for your event. After requesting a date, you will receive a call or email within three business days.

Rental questions can be directed to efan@carolinatheatre.org or (919) 560-3040 x256.


Rental Policies

National Artist Rental Policy
As our exclusive booking partner, NS2 has the right of first refusal to present any national touring artist. If you’d like to rent the Carolina Theatre of Durham to present a national-level artist or tour, NS2 must waive their right of first refusal or agree to a co-promotion. Upon that waiver, Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. can discuss terms.

Challenge Policy

If you have placed a later hold on the same date as another show that is not yet confirmed, you may challenge for that date. Challenges can only be made after potential renters have agreed to terms, signed a contract and made a refundable deposit.

To keep the challenged date, date-holders have 24 hours agree to terms, sign a contract and make a non-refundable deposit. In the event that more than one date-holder needs to be challenged, each hold will have 24 hours to confirm or release the date in question.