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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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Historic theater with wonderful shows.

Weather you are attending a live concert or a movie, the Carolina Theater offers a beautiful Beaux Art venue in which to relax and enjoy the show. Lovingly restored and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Durham, NC
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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Weather you are attending a live concert or a movie, the Carolina Theater offers a beautiful Beaux Art venue in which to relax and enjoy the show. Lovingly restored and continually improving, the Theater is located in the downtown area of Durham. Large enough to host some truly world class pro formers yet small enough to feel intimate, this venue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We attended the "everything is spiritual tour" at the Carolina Theatre in July 2015. This was a wonderful experience and a very clean and elegant facility. I would highly recommend it. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I went to the cinema portion, which was a little on the small side, but the films they show are great. I peeked inside the theatre and it was beautiful! Easy parking, handicap friendly.

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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have been season ticket holders for the Carolina Theater's music series. While the building is much older than some of the historic theaters throughout the south that I have visited, the Carolina Theater is a diamond in the rough in downtown Durham. There is a parking deck across from the theater which makes access easy. The quality of shows

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Carolina Theater is a theatre (to the right) and a cinema (to the left). The theatre is nice, and it has great acoustics. Just do not sit towards the front and to the side. The speakers are in the front corners. There is a parking deck directly across the street. The area is safe. Buy your tickets by phone... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a beautiful theater with a lot of history. I attended a concert and found the intimate setting to be warm and relaxing. Staff was extremely accommodating and everyone was professional and helpful.

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Durants Neck, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went to see Rufus Wainwright in concert. Had great seats, but the sound man was not paying attention, and the vocal mic was not operating properly. Very disappointing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There are actually several theatres at the Carolina: the main stage where touring groups, comedians, etc. perform, and several smallish movie theatres. Their movies are a bargain and if you get a chance to attend the movie festival, I'd recommend that if you enjoy more avant garde kinds of film.

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Pinehurst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to see Bruce Hornsby here several years ago. We currently have tickets to see Boz Scaggs. It's not a huge venue, but it's comfortable, acoustics are good, and you don't feel like you're in a mosh pit. It's a CIVILIZED place, unlike one of the outdoor venues here.

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Sanford, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Not sure what the capacity of the place is, but it's fairly small, which makes for an intimate setting for a concert. The seats themselves are old-school wooden seats - the kind we had in our grade school auditorium. Even so they "fit" given the decor and history of the place. I highly recommend it.

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Additional Information about Carolina Theater

Address: 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701
Phone Number: 919-560-3030
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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