Blumenthal Performing Arts Center - Belk Theater In Charlotte, NC

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Blumenthal Performing Arts Center - Belk Theater In Charlotte, NC

You can get all the best of the performing arts without buying a plane ticket to the Big Apple! The North Carolina is your source for all the best performing arts events in Charlotte.

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Mission Statement:

To present the best in the performing arts and in partnership with others, share and employ the arts as a major catalyst to strengthen education, build community cohesiveness and advance economic growth.

The Blumenthal PAC is home to ten outstanding arts organizations including ArtsTeach, Carolina Voices, Carolinas Concert Association, Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Community School of the Arts, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Opera Carolina, and The Light Factory.

The Blumenthal PAC is also taking the Arts off the stage and bringing it to the area classrooms. Their arts-integrated instruction helps to raise test scores, boost student enrollment and retain talented teachers. Visit BlumenthalCenter.org/Education for more information.

You can also make your night at the theater a memorable evening with a Dinner Package or you can bring a group of friends and get a discount on tickets through Group Sales. If you want a great present any time of the year, give the gift that always fits -- a gift certificate to the Blumenthal! It's good toward any show or performance.

Please come enjoy the Blumenthal! It's the best of the Performing Arts... close to home!

History:

Momentum grew in the 1980s, resulting in a $15 million allocation from the State of North Carolina, a $15 million bond referendum approved by the citizens of Charlotte, and an additional $32 million contributed by individuals, corporations and foundations to fund construction. In 1987, the Belk Brothers Company donated a valuable piece of land in Center City Charlotte as the site for the Center.

Renowned architect Cesar Pelli designed the Performing Arts Center as well as the adjacent Bank of America Corporate Center and Founders Hall. The Performing Arts Center opened in November 1992 after a three-year construction effort. The Center’s name honors the contributions of the people of the state of North Carolina as well as the generosity of the Blumenthal Foundation, the largest private donor to the capital campaign.

The Performing Arts Center has three performance spaces: the 2,100-seat Belk Theater; the 434-seat Booth Playhouse, and the Stage Door Theater which seats 150.

The Center presents the Broadway Lights Series, featuring national touring Broadway productions and a wide range of special attractions. Additionally, the Centers Education Institute and Community Programs Division develop innovative partnerships with schools and community organizations to bring the performing arts to life for people throughout the region.

The Center is home to the seasons of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Opera Carolina, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Carolina Voices, the Carolinas Concert Association, ArtsTeach, Community School of the Arts, and the Light Factory.

The Performing Arts Center added Spirit Square Center for Arts and Education to its mission in July 1997. Spirit Square was built in 1909 as the First Baptist Church.

The congregation moved to a new building in the early 1970s, and community leaders rallied to preserve the structure and give it new life as a community arts center, Spirit Square, which opened in 1976. Today, Spirit Square is a community center focusing on arts education and community theater.

The pride of Spirit Square is the 716-seat McGlohon Theatre. Originally the First Baptist Church sanctuary, the theatre has been carefully restored to preserve and enhance its unique architectural details. The theatre is named in honor of the late, legendary jazz pianist Loonis McGlohon, of Charlotte. Spirit Squares second theater is the black-box style Duke Energy Theatre which seats 182. In partnership with Northwest School of the Arts, the Center provides a satellite campus for 150 students in Spirit Square’s classrooms enhancing their learning experience with a constructive, enriching learning environment in the heart of the vibrant uptown arts district.

The Performing Arts Center is supported by its members and donors, the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, the annual fund drive of the Arts; Science Council of Charlotte/Mecklenburg, Inc., and the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency.

Address
130 N Tryon St
Charlotte
North Carolina (NC)
28202
US
Contact Info
Telephone: 
704-333-4686

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