Venues – performance / traditional – Cary, Apex

Triangle ArtWorks strives to provide basic information and links for all traditional performance venues in the Triangle.  We will work to keep our information updated, but obviously you should contact the venue directly for up-to-date information. Please inform us HERE if you find outdated or erroneous information, or have information to add.

Town of Cary facilities

Town of Cary residents are given priority on rental of these facilities and they pay a cheaper rental rate, however the facilities are available for rental by the general public.

Cary Arts Center

101 Dry Avenue | (919) 469-4069
The Cary Arts Center is dedicated to the visual and performing arts. The 48,000 square foot facility features a 425-seat theatre, specialized arts studios (clay, jewelry, glass, textiles, wood working), gallery space, and performance production labs. The theatre and select rooms and spaces are available for rent.
Facility Web Site:
Meeting Rooms                    Capacity                 Resident Fee
Conference Room                12 chairs                  $25 per hr
Principals Hall                      50 chairs*                 $55 per hr
Studio M10                          50 chairs*                 $49 per hr
Marcus Dry Room               99 chairs*                 $99 per hr
Theatre                               425 chairs                 $600 (5 hour min, $100 each additional hour)
Catering Prep Room                                                $25 per hr

*Capacities are reduced when table seating is required.

Herbert C. Young Community Center

Location: 101 Wilkinson Avenue
(919) 460-4965
Facility website.
Hours:                  Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun: 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Meeting Rooms            Capacity                  Resident Fee
Room A                           250 chairs               $70/hour
Room B                           175 chairs                $45/hour
Gymnasium:                                                    $55/hr for Cary Residents , $83/hr for Non-residents.
Often, the lower gymnasium is converted to an event hall for cultural arts performances or large special events. Other fees may apply depending on the type of rental.

Cary Senior Center

120 Maury O’Dell Place
(919) 469-4081
Facility Website.
Hours: Mon-Thu: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.Fri – Sat: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun: Closed
Ball Room – Capacity of 350 chairs if set up theater style.  $85/hour (including gazebo)

Koka Booth Amphitheatre

8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518
(919) 462-2025

Backstage Patio         75                     $1,250                                     $750
The Crescent              384                  $3,000                                    $1,500
The Amphitheatre     7,000                $5,000                                    $3,000

Each additional hour of rental time required beyond the eight hours will incur a fee of $100 per hour.  Rental Hours include set-up and tear-down time required for event.  Rental hours, 8am to 10 pm, amplification only allowed between 10am and 10pm.  Check website for other specific requirements regarding catering, additional fees, etc.

Page-Walker Arts & History Center

119 Ambassador Loop
(919) 460-4963
Often used for performances, including music and theater. Photos of rooms available on website.
Hours:  Mon-Thu: 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Fri evening-Sun: By reservation.
More information: Website.

Rooms                          Capacity               Resident Fee               Min.             Deposit
1st Floor (M-Th)        99                          $70/hr                         2hr                $250
(Fri-Sun)                                                     $100/hr                      6hr
(Main Gallery, parlor, catering kitchen, lobby, brick courtyard, and garden area.)
2nd Floor                      42                           $35/hr                         2hr                $100
(Education Room/Gallery (14’ X 21’), furnished side parlor, and wet classroom.)
3rd Floor                       60                           $45/hr                         2hr                $125
(Archive Gallery, wet classroom)

Sertoma Amphitheatre

801 High House Road
(919) 462-3970
Capacity – 350 spectators for outdoor performances.  Includes concurrent rental of Kiwanis picnic shelter.
Reservation Fees:  Mon-Fri 1/2 day/$125,  Full Day/$250,  Sat-Sun & Holidays 1/2 day/$200,  Full Day/$400
More information: Website.

The Cary 

122 E. Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27511 in downtown Cary
Capacity: Between 120 and 180
Use: Film, music, theater; acoustic music possible
Rental Rates: $600 for 5 hours for Cary-based groups, $900 for non-Cary groups
Parking: There are about 30 spots between the addition and the neighboring Johnson’s Jewelers; at night, spaces are available behind the venue at First United Methodist Church on Waldo St.
More information: Website.

The Halle Cultural Arts Center

Location: Old Town Hall Building
237 North Salem Street , Apex, N
Contact: David Wood, Email
Phone: 919-249-1120
Capacity: 135 seat auditorium
Specifics:  Theatre has curtains, sound and lighting equipment, a proscenium arch and sprung dance floor on stage.   Alcohol allowed with permit and meeting other restrictions.