Become a Star Member

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.

Our STAR Membership program comes with its perks! If you are interested in a membership to the theater, please check out our levels and benefits below. Your gift allows us to carry out our mission in the community and increases our ability to offer free and reduced arts education for children in the Triangle. We appreciate all the ways you show support for the Carolina Theatre. See you soon!

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Star Member Levels and Benefits

  • Invitation to member events
  • Presale notification
  • Reduced ticket fees
  • Returns/exchanges up to 72 hours prior
  • Star premium seat options
  • Star lounge access with ONE (1) comp wine or beer (can only be redeemed in the star lounge)
  • Complimentary popcorn at any event
  • TEN (10) parking passes for the Morgan Street lot
  • 4 Right of First Refusal (ROFR) seats
  • Use of the ballroom or star lounge for a private event
  • Access to sold-out performances

For gifts over $25,000, please contact Tiffany Jones, Senior Director of Development, at tiffany@carolinatheatre.org for additional information.

  • Invitation to member events
  • Presale notification
  • Reduced ticket fees
  • Returns/exchanges up to 72 hours prior
  • Star premium seat options
  • Star lounge access with ONE (1) comp wine or beer (can only be redeemed in the star lounge)
  • Complimentary popcorn at any event
  • EIGHT (8) parking passes for the Morgan Street lot
  • 2 Right of First Refusal (ROFR) seats
  • 50% off the use of ballroom or star lounge for a private event
  • Invitation to member events
  • Presale notification
  • Reduced ticket fees
  • Returns/exchanges up to 72 hours prior
  • Star premium seat options
  • Star lounge access with ONE (1) comp wine or beer (can only be redeemed in the star lounge)
  • Complimentary popcorn at any event
  • SIX (6) parking passes for the Morgan Street lot
  • Invitation to member events
  • Presale notification
  • Reduced ticket fees
  • Returns/exchanges up to 72 hours prior
  • Star preferred seat options
  • Star lounge access with ONE (1) comp wine or beer (can only be redeemed in the star lounge)
  • Complimentary popcorn at any event
  • Invitation to member events
  • Presale notification
  • Reduced ticket fees
  • Returns/exchanges up to 72 hours prior
  • Star preferred seat options
  • Star lounge access with ONE (1) comp wine or beer (can only be redeemed in the star lounge)
  • Complimentary popcorn at any event
  • Invitation to member events
  • Presale notification
  • Reduced ticket fees
  • Returns/exchanges up to 72 hours prior
  • Star preferred seat options
  • Star lounge access with ONE (1) comp wine or beer (can only be redeemed in the star lounge)

Star Membership FAQs

Star Members receive invitations to special events, access to seats not available to the general public, and reduced-fee online ticket ordering.

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 Thursday while general public goes on sale 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. Please make sure you are signed up to receive these emails.

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.

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 Cheyanne Murdock, Development Coordinator to set up your payment plan.

For all Star Membership questions, please contact Cheyanne Murdock, Development Coordinator, at cheyanne@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 Cheyanne Murdock at cheyanne@carolinatheatre.org or (919) 560-3040 ext.247.