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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.


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.