Baldwin Auditorium

1336 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705


Baldwin Auditorium is located on Duke’s East Campus at the intersection of Onslow Street and West Markham Avenue. Designed by African American architect Julian F. Abele and first opened in 1927, Baldwin recently underwent a $15 million renovation, transforming it into one of the premiere small venues for classical music in the Southeast, with a capacity of 685. It is equipped with modern seating in the orchestra and wraparound balcony, and wheelchair seating is available on both levels. Baldwin Auditorium is a classic Georgian building of Baltimore red pressed brick and Vermont marble, roofed with Buckingham slate, and featuring a dome and oculus visible from the opposite end of East Campus. With its excellent acoustics and intimate setting, Duke Performances uses Baldwin to showcase artists who require little or no amplification: classical soloists and ensembles, vocal ensembles, and small jazz ensembles.

 

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