Comedy, Musical

Retro Film Series Presents

The 4th Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball

HEALTH CHECK: The Carolina Theatre of Durham is requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry. The City of Durham is requiring face coverings to be worn while at the theater except while eating or drinking. Additional policies may apply on a show-by-show basis and are subject to change. More details available at our Health & Safety Policies page.


A Retro annual tradition! More than just a movie screening, Retro presents a full-theatrical, FX-driven, light show-blazing, fog-blowing, call-backing, motion picture extravaganza! Fasten your garter belt and come up to the Carolina Theatre’s historic 1000-seat lab and see what’s on the slab! This madcap musical begins when rain-soaked Brad and Janet take refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite mad scientist from outer space who is about to unveil his greatest creation! This exclusive Rocky Horror experience is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you and fulfill you!


We ask that attendees abide by the following list of rules for this event:

Rule #1: There shall be haze, fog, geysers, and other lighting and technical effects throughout the event. If you’re sensitive to light and haze, you should reconsider this performance.

Rule #2: No lighters or other open flame devices will be allowed inside the theater.

Rule #3: There shall be no illegal drugs allowed in the theater.

Rule #4: Do not climb onto the stage, into the orchestra pit, or the Shakespeare Boxes.

Rule #5: No water guns, super soakers, or other water devices. This is a historic Theatre.

Rule #6: Stay out of the aisles during the show for your safety and our staff’s safety.

Rule #7: Do not throw things at the screen or off the balconies.

Rule #8: Do not throw rice, confetti, toast, small torn up pieces of paper, or anything else small and difficult to clean up.

Rule #9: This is NOT a “shadow cast” event; however “callbacks” are encouraged throughout the show.

Rule #10: You ARE allowed to bring props such as glow sticks, newspapers, rubber gloves, and mini flashlights.

Rule #69: When the time comes, you will get out of your seat and do the Time Warp… again.