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Carolina Theater

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Address: 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701
Phone Number: 919-560-3030
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Well preserved history

Had the pleasure of going to a concert here in February 2015. Definitely a pleasant departure from the typical concert venue. The staff is friendly and accommodating, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
fireandice9008
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Southport, North Carolina
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Southport, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Had the pleasure of going to a concert here in February 2015. Definitely a pleasant departure from the typical concert venue. The staff is friendly and accommodating, and the historic building lives up to expectations. From what I could see, there are no bad seats, and the acoustics are great.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time there my GPS took me right there with only a $3 parking garage right across the street !!! A beautiful historic concert hall & 2 different movie cinema's ALL FIRST CLASS right down to the popcorn in which they use just the right amount of sea salt & I had a tremendous Fat Tire new... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The employees and volunteers are genuinely generous in sharing their obvious appreciation for this restored showpiece. The restoration has accomplished satisfying the needs of a new generation of patrons, yet they have masterfully retained the ambiance of a time past when the venue itself was as important as the entertainment offering We're not so used life in the Artic, but... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This theater is so cozy, you can't help but feel you've got some of the best seats in the house, no matter where you sit. Very clean. Old, historical nostalgia all around. If there's a performance here you want to see, you must go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This beautiful old building has been recently restored. It has a nice auditorium and several movie theaters. It offers wine and beer by the glass -very reasonably priced. The staff is very nice and friendly. Warm and congenial atmosphere. The auditorium has good acoustics. Parking just across the way. We had a very nice evening.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Saw "The Great Divorce" in October. Thankful for those who preserve this classic theater with the classic look and "in the middle of the action" feel. The acoustics were amazing. We had great seats near the front. The chairs were not comfortable but once the show began, I forgot about them!

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Mountain City, TN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Saw Kathleen Madigan and she put on a great show. The staff was very helpful and passionate about the theater and its history.

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Eagle, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Went to the Carolina Theater in November, to see the amazing Mary Chapin Carpenter! Theater was easy to get around, and was a good size. We sat up on the top balcony, dead center, and it was an amazing view! Great acoustics as well. The balcony was also great for quick restroom access and refreshments. Can't wait to see more... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I saw Anjelah Johnson's stand-up comedy show and I absolutely loved the show and the theater. It is a bit smaller than the ones I have been to in the past but it was the smaller, more intimate size, that made the show much more hilarious and enjoyable. I sat towards the back and even that distance was close enough... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Carolina Theatre is a top notch small event theatre. It has not only the very top entertainers in the world, it also has a small cinema which offers all types of films, old and new. One can sip on a lovely wine while watching a movie. How fun! A beautiful place in the theatre, too. Of the gilded age!... More 

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