Although the Queen City is filled with fast-paced shopping, dining, clubs, bars, and exciting nightlife, the fine art of performance and theater is not lost on Charlotte. In fact, the performance arts have a very strong presence in the city. There are well over twenty venues of dance, opera, and musical theater in the area. The following list is comprised of just a few of the top favorites among locals:
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts | Blumenthal Performing Arts
Home to many local arts organizations like Charlotte Symphony, Charlotte Ballet, On Q Productions and many more, Blumenthal is a great way to see big productions without spending big on travel.
Belk Theater | Blumenthal Performing Arts
Belk Theater hosts events like grand opera and rock concerts, and features state-of-the-art equipment to produce the best sound possible. There is also great line of sight from anywhere in the theater, as the furthest seat away is only 135 feet from the stage.
This performing arts center is volunteer-based and is set out to bring more relevance to the art of theatre. It’s been named ‘Community Theatre of the Year’ three times by The North Carolina Theatre Confrence.
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte
Queens University of Charlotte has partnered with Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte and have announced that ATC is now the ‘resident theatre company of Queens’. Appointed by many as a favorite place to see live plays from across the country.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
Nationally recognized for the strength of their education programs, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte has become one of the top theatre education organizations for young people in the United States.
Another nationally recognized theatre, Charlotte Ballet is known for its education and outreach programs and dance training. Performances include classic, contemporary, and cutting-edge dance for statewide and national audiences.
Booth Playhouse | Blumenthal Performing Arts
Located in Founder’s Hall with 434 seats, Booth hosts a variety of performances like dance and choral as well as seminars and workshops.
Stage Door Theatre | Blumenthal Performing Arts
An intimate setting in this new hall makes it easier to get an up-close experience of performances and allows for a better connection with the stars.
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