Star Membership

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc is a nonprofit organization committed to presenting the best in music, comedy, performing arts, independent cinema and arts education. Our mission is to serve greater Durham and the Triangle region with vibrant, thought-provoking programs of the performing and cinematic arts in our historic treasure, the Carolina Theatre. We strive to contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and to delight and educate our children and future leaders.

SUSTAINING MEMBERS
For your convenience, memberships can be paid in 12 monthly payments! To become a sustaining Member please email Mike Karczewski at mike@carolinatheatre.org.

Star Member Log In

Interested in increasing your membership? Contact Abigaile Bates for details.


Star Member Levels and Benefits

  • Benefits may be redeemed by member and all guests
  • Invitations to private and annual member events
  • Presale access on Wednesday
  • NO ticket fees
  • Exchanges or account credits up to 72 hours prior to event
  • Star Lounge access
  • Complimentary popcorn at any live event (Star Lounge only)
  • Carolina Theatre sticker
  • Unlimited complimentary beverage(s) in the Star Lounge
  • Twelve (12) parking validations/parking passes¹
  • Sponsored section in two (2) member emails
  • Unlimited Star Lounge guest passes
  • Six (6) Right of First Refusal (ROFR) seats²
  • Two (2) artist meet-and-greets³
  • Exclusive seat options⁴
  • Complimentary backstage tour⁵
  • Reserved ticket blocks⁶
  • Use of the Connie Moses Ballroom or Star Lounge for a private event⁷
  • Access to sold-out performances⁴
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the theater’s annual fundraiser
  • First choice of naming opportunities for new seating

¹ Additional available upon request
² Based on availability
³ For shows offering meet-and-greet option; Subject to availability
⁴ Available through Membership Manager
⁵ Non-show days only; Subject to availability
⁶ Available through Box Office
⁷ Available starting 45 days prior to event; Subject to availability

For gifts over $25,000, or if you are interested in a membership for your business, please contact Rebecca Lee at rebeccalee@carolinatheatre.org for additional information.

  • Benefits may be redeemed by member and a guest
  • Invitations to private and annual member events
  • Presale access on Wednesday
  • Reduced ticket fees
  • Exchanges or account credits up to 72 hours prior to event
  • Star Lounge access
  • Complimentary popcorn at any live event (Star Lounge only)
  • Carolina Theatre sticker
  • Two (2) Complimentary beverage(s) in the Star Lounge
  • Ten (10) parking validations/parking passes¹
  • Sponsored section in one (1) member email
  • Six (6) Star Lounge guest passes
  • Four (4) Right of First Refusal (ROFR) seats²
  • One (1) artist meet-and-greet³
  • Exclusive seat options⁴
  • Complimentary backstage tour⁵
  • Reserved ticket blocks⁶
  • Use of the Connie Moses Ballroom or Star Lounge for a private event⁷

¹ Additional available upon request
² Based on availability
³ For shows offering meet-and-greet option; Subject to availability
⁴ Available through Membership Manager
⁵ Non-show days only; Subject to availability
⁶ Available through Box Office
⁷ Available starting 45 days prior to event; Subject to availability

  • Benefits may be redeemed by member and a guest
  • Invitations to private and annual member events
  • Presale access on Wednesday
  • Reduced ticket fees
  • Exchanges or account credits up to 72 hours prior to event
  • Star Lounge access
  • Complimentary popcorn at any live event (Star Lounge only)
  • Carolina Theatre sticker
  • Two (2) Complimentary beverage(s) in the Star Lounge
  • Eight (8) parking validations/parking passes¹
  • Sponsored section in one (1) member email
  • Four (4) Star Lounge guest passes
  • Two (2) Right of First Refusal (ROFR) seats²
  • One (1) artist meet-and-greet³
  • Exclusive seat options⁴

¹ Additional available upon request
² Based on availability
³ For shows offering meet-and-greet option; Subject to availability
⁴ Available through Membership Manager

  • Benefits may be redeemed by member and a guest
  • Invitations to private and annual member events
  • Presale access on Wednesday
  • Reduced ticket fees
  • Exchanges or account credits up to 72 hours prior to event
  • Star Lounge access
  • Complimentary popcorn at any live event (Star Lounge only)
  • Carolina Theatre sticker
  • One (1) Complimentary beverage in the Star Lounge
  • Six (6) parking validations/parking passes¹
  • Sponsored section in one (1) member email
  • Two (2) Star Lounge guest passes

¹ Additional available upon request

  • Benefits may be redeemed by member and a guest
  • Invitations to annual member events
  • Presale access on Thursday
  • Reduced ticket fees
  • Exchanges or account credits up to 72 hours prior to event
  • Star Lounge access
  • Complimentary popcorn at any live event (Star Lounge only)
  • Carolina Theatre sticker
  • One (1) Complimentary beverage in the Star Lounge
  • Four (4) parking validations/parking passes¹
  • Sponsored section in one (1) member email

¹ Additional available upon request

  • Benefits may be redeemed by member only
  • Invitations to annual member events
  • Presale access on Thursday
  • Reduced ticket fees
  • Exchanges or account credits up to 72 hours prior to event
  • Carolina Theatre sticker
  • Two (2) parking validations/parking passes¹

¹ Additional available upon request

  • Benefits may be redeemed by member only
  • Invitations to annual member events
  • Presale access on Thursday
  • Reduced ticket fees
  • Exchanges or account credits up to 72 hours prior to event
  • Star Lounge access
  • Complimentary popcorn at any live event (Star Lounge only)
  • Carolina Theatre sticker

Star Membership FAQs

Yes. However, non-Star Series Performances may not include a reduced fee for members and may not have assigned seating. Please check with the box office if you wish to find out more.

Emails announcing new shows go out on Tuesdays with most shows allowing members to purchase Wednesday or Thursday depending on your Star Membership level. The general public on sale starts on Friday. This may vary from show to show so please make sure you are signed up to receive these emails and are reading the show information.

It is also important to know that you will NOT need a presale access code if you are a Star Member. You just need to log into your membership account.

Star Member-only seats can vary in placement from show to show. In order to access these seats, you must be logged in to your membership account here.

While we strive to make sure we have enough great options available to our Star Members, it is possible for our allotment to sell out. We always recommend purchasing your tickets as soon as you know you would like to attend to ensure the best seats possible.

If fees were not reduced on your ticket order, it could be one of two things:

  1. Make sure that after you add the seats to your cart, you look for the drop-down box that allows you to change from standard prices to member prices. You’ll see a change in the convenience fees.
  2. You may have selected Premium seats/VIP Package. Those seats are not eligible for reduced fees; therefore, you will pay full fees and will not see a drop-down box to change the price.

Yes, Star Members may return tickets for an account credit up to 72 hours before the event. Please reach out to us at efan@carolinatheatre.org for a return.

Yes. Become a SUSTAINER by dividing your Star Membership donation into 12 monthly payments to be charged to your credit card each month. Choose an amount (minimum $150/year) and we’ll do the math! Contact Mike Karczewski to set up your payment plan.

For questions about Star Membership, please contact Abigaile Bates at abigaile@carolinatheatre.org for additional information.


Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a non-profit organization. Membership donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Determining tax-deductible amount of membership donation is the sole responsibility of the donor. Tangible benefits may be waived by contacting Rebecca Lee at rebeccalee@carolinatheatre.org.