Carolina Theatre of Durham

Carolina Theatre of Durham

309 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701

The Carolina Theatre is a historic performing arts complex owned by the City of Durham and managed and operated by the non-profit Carolina Theatre of Durham Inc. The complex includes the last remaining of 13 theaters in downtown Durham. Fletcher is a comfortable 1,000-seat hall in the historic Carolina Theatre that features parallel balconies and striking Beaux-Arts décor.

Directions 

From Chapel Hill via Hwy 15-501

-When highway divides near South Square Mall, take Hwy 15-501 Bypass North/Duke University.

-Follow for approximately 4 miles to I-85 North.

-Continue on I-85 North for approximately 3 miles.

-Take "Durham Downtown" Exit 177-A. Follow directions for I-85 below.

From Raleigh, Cary and points East

-Take Durham Freeway exit (Hwy. 147 North) for approximately 5 miles.

-Take exit 12B (Roxboro St./Mangum St.)

-Turn Right at first traffic light onto Roxboro St., following signs for Downtown.

-Continue until you pass under a bridge, pass through a stoplight & merge left.
-Continue to the left on Morgan Street. The Carolina will be on the left.

From Greensboro, Burlington and points West

-From I-40 East, merge on to I-85 North.

-Take Exit 172 and merge onto the Durham Freeway (Hwy. 147 South) for 4.5 miles.

-Take exit 13 for Chapel Hill St and turn left at the traffic light.
-In half a mile, take a left on Foster Street.

-Make a quick left onto Morgan St. The Theatre will be on your left.

From points North via I-85

-Hwy. 70: Take "Durham Downtown" Exit 177A

-Follow Hwy. 15-501 Business South (Mangum St.) for approximately 1 mile.

-Turn Right onto Morgan St. Carolina Theatre is 3 blocks on the left, across from the parking garage.

Parking 

Parking

Take advantage of the convenient, Durham Civic Centre parking garage on Morgan St. across from The Carolina Theatre. The city charges a nominal fee to park in this garage. Please be prepared to present exact change.

Additional parking is available at the Chapel Hill Street garage located at 326 East Chapel Hill Street, directly in front of the post office, and at the Corcoran Street garage located at 101 East Corcoran Street.  On-street parking is also available.

Nearby Restaurants 

Piedmont

$$$
(919) 683-1213
401 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701

Piedmont is located in downtown Durham. Their food is inspired by Italian and French cuisine and made with seasonally available ingredients. They use only local produce, seafood, and meats from sustainable businesses and focus on sourcing the best ingredients from local, sustainable producers. Piedmont has an elegantly casual dining room that serves both everyday diners, as well as the special occasion gathering.

Mateo

$$
(919) 530-8700
107 West Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701

Mateo Bar de Tapas is the first solo venture from owner/chef Matthew Kelly, housed in the old Book Exchange building in the heart of downtown Durham. Featuring a menu that blends the flavors of Spain with beloved ingredients and dishes of the South. Mateo offers a casual, yet refined, menu of Spanish small plates with a Southern inflection. Accompanying the food is a robust Spanish wine list as well as one of the largest sherry offerings in the country.

Pizzeria Toro

$$
(919) 908-6936
105 East Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701

Pizzeria Toro owner/chef Gray Brooks serves superb brick-oven pizza and scintillating appetizers featuring locally-sourced ingredients — their kale salad is a low key, but delicious favorite. The menu also tastings of gourmet ham and handmade desserts. A bar off the main dining room serves exquisite cocktails, as well as a fine selection of beer and wine.

Revolution

$$$
(919) 956-9999
107 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701

Revolution’s menu features a selection replete with imaginative interpretations of contemporary global cuisine, using state-of-the-art cooking techniques and first-class local ingredients. In addition to the often changing menu, chef/owner Jim Anile offers a variety of tasting options, cocktails and extraordinary desserts.

Dos Perros

$$
(919) 956-2750
200 North Mangum Street
Durham, NC 27701

Dos Perros offers fresh and authentic Mexican cuisine, an extensive craft beer list, carefully chosen wines, and award-winning cocktails. Their house-made aguas frescas (watermelon, hibiscus, and more) are delicious by themselves or in several of their innovative cocktails. The dining room is warm, comfortable, and upscale without being stuffy.

Rue Cler

$$
(919) 682-8844
401 East Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701

Rue Cler offers an authentic French bistro experience in downtown Durham. Highlights of the seasonally changing menu include French onion soup, duck confit with spaetzle, steak frites, moules frites, coq au vin, and roast chicken.

Dashi

$$
919-251-9335
415 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701

Dashi is a two-story concept restaurant opened by Durham culinary linchpins Billy & Kelli Cotter of Toast and Rochelle & Nick Johnson of The Cookery. The first floor offers classic (and filling!) Japanese ramen bowls replete with noodles, savory broth, local vegetables and meats. The second floor is a Japenese izakya or pub featuring small plates and a full bar of beer, wine, sake, and others beverages. The izakaya is open until 2:30 AM on the weekends, making it a great locale for before or after a performance.

The Counting House

$$$
919.956.6760
111 N Corcoran Street
Durham, NC 27701

Inside the newly renovated museum-hotel 21c, The Counting House bridges the world of contemporary visual art (including installations by Jeff Koons, Marcel Duchamp, Hong-Yo Ji, Johnston Foster, and David Mach) and that of cutting-edge cuisine. Surrounded by the work of some of today's greatest artists you can sample their award-winning menu featuring such delightful dishes as fresh mussels and beef tartare, flawless steaks and local pork belly.