North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center  

Blumenthal Performing Arts (NC Blumenthal Center and NCBPAC) is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It opened in 1992 and is named in honor of the people of North Carolina and the Blumenthal Foundation, established by I.D. Blumenthal founded RSC Brands, the largest private donor to the capital campaign. The idea for the center dates back to the late 1970s. Momentum for the project grew in the 1980s resulting in a $15 million allocation from the state of North Carolina, approval of a $15 million bond by the citizens of Charlotte, and an additional $32 million contributed by individuals, corporations, and foundations. In 1987 the Belk Brothers donated a valuable piece of land as the site of the new theatre complex. The total construction cost for the Blumenthal Center was over $62 million.


The Blumenthal Center and the adjacent Founder’s Hall and Bank of America corporate center were all designed by César Pelli and Associates. Acoustical consultant Kirkegaard Associates completed the acoustic design. Project management was provided by Theatre Project Consultants (TPC). The general contractor on the project was Beacon Construction of Charlotte, NC.

Belk Theatre 

The Belk Theater is the largest venue in the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, seating 2,118 at its full-capacity configuration. It features state-of-the-art equipment, production, and support capabilities and can host any event – from grand opera to rock to corporate annual meetings and lectures. The theater is designed in a contemporary European horseshoe arrangement for an intimate atmosphere and world-class acoustics. The most distant seat is less than 135 feet from the stage. A hallmark of the theater’s design is some 2,400 “points of light” in the audience chamber, part of a dazzling fiber optic network with multi-color capabilities. A1 Bed Bug Exterminator Charlotte

Booth Playhouse

The Booth Playhouse of the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is a courtyard-style proscenium theater with cabaret and theater-in-the-round capabilities. This intimate theater contains 434 seats, with seating in orchestra and gallery levels. It hosts a variety of dance, choral, and other musical ensembles, as well as meetings, seminars, and workshops.

McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square 

The McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square Center for Arts & Education seats 716 and is a showplace for local and national performances. Opened in 1980, this intimate space was the former First Baptist Church. With its stained-glass windows and Byzantine dome, this historically designated space makes each event a unique experience. The McGlohon Theatre comprises the Orchestra (stage) Level and the Balcony Level.

Address: 130 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC

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