Venues – Performance / traditional – Durham

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 Please inform us HERE if you find outdated or erroneous information, or have information to add.

American Tobacco/Bay 7

Location: 318 Blackwell Street Suite 150 Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-433-4276
Email: Whitney Murphy – Email
Capacity: 400
Space:  “Urban chic” design, and 10,000 square feet of flexible event space. 12′ by 16′ centerstage with lighting.
Information:  Audio-visual equipment rental and wireless internet.  Catering prep area and vendor listing available. Non smoking. Open until midnight. Ample covered deck parking.

Carolina Theater

Location: 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701

Cinema One – Seats 276. Operate year-round/364 days per year.
Cinema Two – 
Seats 76. Operate year-round/ 364 days per year.
Fletcher Hall –
1,032 seats. The stage house is 30 feet by 64 feet, with a proscenium opening of 31 feet, 8 inches. Its modern stage-level dressing rooms can host up to 54 performers.

The Common Ground Theatre

Location: 4815B Hillsborough Road Durham, NC 27705
Facility:   Performance Rental and Rehearsal Rental. The 2300 square foot building includes 960 square feet of performance space, flexible seating for 55+, a lobby, box office, dressing room and ample parking. Has a flexible box design.
Contact:  Rachel Klem; Email
Performance Rental Rates 2011:  Mon, Tues, Wed – $100.00 per rental period; Thurs and Sun – $125.00 per rental period;  Fri and Sat – $150.00 per rental period; Monthly – Negotiable.  Rehearsal Rental Rates:            Mon – Thurs & Suns – $45.00 per day or $55.00 with lights; Fri and Sat – Negotiable;  Monthly – Negotiable .  There is a minimum weekly rental fee of $550 for theatrical runs that are longer than one week.  *Refundable security deposit of $250, reservation deposit (non-refundable, to be applied to rental balance): 50% of full rental fee.

Duke Campus Theaters

Location: Duke University, Durham, NC 27705
No rental charge for recognized Duke Student or affiliated groups

Griffith Film Theater
Contact: 919-660-1750
Facility: Located in the Bryan University Center, the Griffith Film Theater also serves as a large lecture hall. Equipped with a theatrical film projection system.
Capacity: 500 seats
Facility Fees:   $150 Non-Duke, Non-Profit groups, $250 Non-Duke, For-Profit groups
Information: The facility requires a technician to be onsite during the event. Cost of technical labor is charged to event sponsor.

Reynolds Theater

Contact: 919-660-1711
Facility: Reynolds Theater is located on West Campus in the Bryan Center. It is a proscenium stage with variable seating of up to 643.
Capacity: 572 permanent seats
Facility Fees:  $300 Non-Duke, Non-Profit groups, $500 Non-Duke, For-Profit groups

Emma Sheafer Laboratory Theater
Contact: 919-660-1711

Facility: Sheafer Theater is located on West Campus in the Bryan Center. It is a black box theater perfect for small-scale musicals and plays that demand intimacy between the actors and the audience. There are adjustable, portable seating platforms.
Capacity: Maximum 130 seats in flexible seating system.
Facility Fees:  $185 Non-Duke, Non-profit groups,  $290 Non-Duke, For-Profit Groups
Information: This facility requires one or more technicians to be onsite during the event.  Number of technical staff is dependent on event complexity. Cost of technical labor is charged to event sponsor.

Brody Theater
Contact: 919-660-1711
Facility: Brody Theater is located in the Branson Building, which is located on East Campus on West Markham Avenue. It is a black box with slightly more flexible seating.
Capacity: 70 seats
Facility Fees: $250 Non-Duke, Non-Profit groups,$350 Non-Duke, For-Profit groups.
Information: The facility requires a technician to be onsite during the event. Cost of technical labor is charged to event sponsor.

Baldwin Auditorium

Contact: 919-660-1711
Facility: The 890-seat auditorium is the site of musical performances ranging from jazz to chamber music.  Stage has a permanently mounted sound shell roof over the stage and reflector sections that line the back wall.
Facility Fees:   $250 Non-Duke, Non-Profit groups,$350 Non-Duke, For-Profit groups
Information:  The facility requires a technician to be onsite during the event. Cost of technical labor is charged to event sponsor.

209 East Duke Theater
Contact: 919-660-1711
Facility:  209 East Duke is located in the East Duke Building on Campus Drive near the Main Street entrance to East Campus. It is a combination lecture room/studio theater with fixed seating (capacity 80) which is used for small scale productions. Capacity: 80 seats.

Page Auditorium –Facility: Adjacent to Duke Chapel, Page Auditorium is a 1,232 seat hall with an orchestra section and balcony.
Contact:  919-660-1711
Rental fees: $200 Duke affiliated groups, $400 Non-Duke, Non-Profit groups, $800 Non-Duke, For-Profit groups.
This facility requires one or more technicians to be onsite during the event. Number of technical staff is dependent on event complexity. Cost of technical labor is charged to event sponsor.

Durham Art’s Council Building

Location: Durham Arts Council, Inc. 120 Morris Street Durham, NC 27701
Contact:  Kirsten Berlin, Assistant Manager, Facilities Sales & Service, Email, 919-560-2787, or Sean Murphy,  Theatre Operations Manager, Email, 919-560-2730.
Facility Information: Here
Rental Rates: Here
Adaron Hall – 80 seated, 80 standing. Great for meetings, conferences, smaller private affairs, and receptions.
Allenton Gallery -100 seated, 150 standing. Great for receptions, banquets, reunions, press conferences.
Duke Power Rehearsal Studio -80 seated, 80 standing. Great for recitals, press conferences, meetings, receptions.
IBM Rehearsal Hall  – 150 seated, 180 standing. Great for seminars, parties, banquets, recitals.
Pavilion and Balcony – 100 seated, 150 standing. Great for dancing, receptions,
PSI Theatre – 200 seat performance space, great for fashion shows, plays, recitals, performances, concerts, film showings, seminars.
Semans Gallery –100 seated, 150 standing. Great for receptions, banquets.

Durham Public Schools

Facilities: Durham Public Schools have auditoriums with the following capacities:
Burton ES350
Fayetteville St. ES400
Merrick Moore ES650
EK Powe ES 360
CC Spaulding424
Brogden MS1000
WG Pearson MS400
Rogers Herr MS400
Shepard MS650
DSA1000 +

Info:  Go to their Website and pull up the rental application for basic information. The  facility rental application is required and there is a $30 application fee.  All fees are hourly for rental and custodians, and technicians if required.  Rental is possible only after 6pm on school days and teacher workdays.
Phone: 919-560-3696.

Doris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Location: 420 Anderson St, Duke University West Campus acilities and Rental Fees
Phone: (919) 668-5100

Durham Athletic Park

Facility: Baseball Stadium, Concert Venue
Phone: (919) 530-8400

Durham Armory

Organization: Durham Parks and Recreation
Location: 212 Foster St. Durham, NC
Phone: (919) 560-4355, ext. 27202 for availability and rental rates.
Info: The Durham Armory is located on the corner of Foster and Morgan streets and is available for rentals for your community or private event.  With a capacity of 585 in the auditorium/ballroom and an additional 314 in the balcony, the Durham Armory offers a large indoor space with lots of flexibility. The amenities include a large commercial kitchen, heating and air conditioning, coatroom, snack bar, tables, chairs, 5-disc CD player and ample parking surrounding the facility.

Durham Performing Arts Center

Location: The American Tobacco District 123 Vivian Street Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919.688.3722
Facility:  2700 Seats with the furthest seat only 135 feet away from the stage. No date is guaranteed or should be considered firm until a contract is issued.  Confirmation of reserved dates is dependent on the date(s) requested and time of year. Requested dates are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Hayti Heritage Center

Organization: St. Josephs Historic Foundation
Location: 804 Old Fayetteville St
Phone: (919) 683-1709, ext. 32
Space: St. Joesph’s Performance Hall: Capacity: 350-400, (Commercial/Non-Profit) Rates: $500/$350 ½ day (4hrs), $150/$100 per hour, $100/$75 per hour after 2 hours, $50/$25 per hour. Add’l charges for tech personnel, security, etc. Catering available.
Information: Other rooms, including a community room and gallery also available in the Center. See website for details.

The Marvell

Location: 119 West Main St Durham, NC
Phone: 919-688-0975
Rental Link
Info: Exclusive and non-exclusive rentals available. Events must be booked 6 months in advance.

Monkey Bottom

Location: 609 Trent Drive Durham NC 27701
Phone: Joe Galas 919.475.1943
Space: 600 square foot Gallery, Outdoor Garden and Kitchenette
Info:  “The space has been designed to provide artists with an alternative to traditional galleries by inviting them to create their own shows in an affordable gallery space. We are also offering the space to our community to rent for diverse uses: performance, art, dance, video, parties, classes, music performance and rehearsals.” For ongoing activities or singular events. Estimated daily rates between $50 and $150, depending on assistance, maintenance, etc.

The Nasher Museum of Art

Location: Duke University 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-684-3321
Email: Contact the special events coordinator
Lecture Hall -173 fixed seats
Great Hall – 800 for receptions 250 seated. Available after the museum is closed to the public except on Thursday. Usually 6:30pm until 11pm, 11pm to 12pm is for clean up and 5:00pm to 6:30pm is for set up.
Information: Security fee is $150/ hr with up to 100 guests. The price increases $50 with each additional 100 guests up to 400 guests. Only specified catering service may be used. Audio visual equipment provided. Only museum staff allowed setting up audiovisual equipment at $35 an hour. More info can be found on the museum website.

The Pavilion at Central Park

Location: 501 Foster Street Durham, NC 27701
Space: The Pavilion – $350 Private $250 Non-Profit
Phone: 919.794.8194

Triangle Dance Studio

Location: 2603 S. Miami Blvd. Durham (near RTP), NC 27703
Facility: Upstairs studio, Back studio, Downstairs studio, Studio 4
Phone: 919-274-3265
Information: No contracts are required.  Studios are cleaned daily, smoke and alcohol free. Chairs and tables provided for most events.