South Park Magazine

Visual/Performing Arts

Mint Museum Uptown.
Mint Museum Uptown. T. Ortega Gaines

THEATER

ACTOR’S THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE

Innovative works by contemporary playwrights.

650 E. Stonewall St.

704-342-2251

www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org

CAROLINA ACTORS STUDIO THEATRE

Specializes in “experiential” theater.

1118 Clement Ave.

704-455-8542

www.nccast.com

CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Elizabeth Avenue at Kings Drive

704-330-6534

http://arts.cpcc.edu

CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE

Performances, educational programs for all ages.

300 E. Seventh St.

704-973-2828

www.ctcharlotte.org

DAVIDSON COLLEGE

Main Street, Davidson

704-894-2135

www.davidson.edu

THEATRE CHARLOTTE

In its 82nd year

501 Queens Road

704-376-3777

www.theatrecharlotte.org

UNC CHARLOTTE

704-687-2599

www.uncc.edu

MULTIPURPOSE

BLUMENTHAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Hosts the Broadway Lights Series, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Opera Carolina.

Tryon St.

704-372-1000

www.blumenthalcenter.org

KNIGHT THEATER

South Tryon Street at First Street

www.blumenthalcenter.org

OVENS AUDITORIUM

2700 E. Independence Blvd.

704-372-3600

www.ovensauditorium.com

SPIRIT SQUARE

Multi-arts facility and rented home to arts groups.

345 N. College St.

704-372-1000

www.carolinatix.org

REGIONAL THEATER

FORT MILL COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

615 Banks St., Fort Mill

803-548-8102

www.fortmillplayhouse.org

LITTLE THEATRE OF GASTONIA

238 S. Clay St., Gastonia

704-865-0160

www.littletheaterofgastonia.com

MATTHEWS PLAYHOUSE

100 McDowell St., Matthews

704-846-8343

www.matthewsplayhouse.com

NARROWAY PRODUCTIONS

3327 Highway 51, Fort Mill

704-831-8893, 803-802-2300

www.narroway.net

OLD COURTHOUSE THEATRE

49 Spring St. NW, Concord

704-788-2405

www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

ROCK HILL COMMUNITY THEATRE

249 E. Main St., Rock Hill

803-324-2578

www.rockhilltheatre.org

FUNDRAISING/ARTS EDUCATION

ARTS & SCIENCE COUNCIL

A nonprofit umbrella funding organization that has an annual fund drive to raise money for arts, science and history organizations.

704-333-2272

www.artsandscience.org

COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.

704-377-4187

www.csarts.org

MCCOLL CENTER FOR VISUAL ART

Art colony offering national and area artists time for study and exhibits.

721 N. Tryon St.

704-332-5535

www.mccollcenter.org

DANCE

CHARLOTTE YOUTH BALLET

980-322-5522

www.charlotteyouthballet.com

N.C. DANCE THEATRE

Professional contemporary ballet company.

704-372-0101

www.ncdance.org MARTHA CONNERTON/KINETIC WORKS

Contemporary dance troupe.

704-338-1533

www.mckineticworks.org

MUSIC

CAROLINA CROWN DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS

803-547-2270

www.carolinacrown.org

CAROLINA PRO MUSICA

Period-instrument ensemble.

704-334-3468

www.carolinapromusica.org

CAROLINA VOICES

Performs a variety of shows, including “The Singing Christmas Tree.”

704-374-1564

www.carolinavoices.org

CHARLOTTE CHAMBER MUSIC

Free monthly concerts Sept.-May.

200 W. Trade St.

704-335-0009

www.charlottechambermusic.org

CHARLOTTE CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Education-based organization serving children ages 8-18.

704-374-1892

www.charlottechildrenschoir.org

CHARLOTTE CONCERT BAND

Professional and amateur musicians and a classic band repertoire.

www.charlotteconcertband.org

CHARLOTTE FOLK SOCIETY

Presents folk music and dance.

704-372-3655

www.folksociety.org

CHARLOTTE CIVIC ORCHESTRA

All-volunteer orchestra.

704-344-0098

www.charlottecivicorchestra.org

CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Classics, pops and family concerts.

704-972-2000

www.charlottesymphony.org

OPERA CAROLINA

Stages professional productions in Belk Theater.

704-332-7177

www.operacarolina.org

CHARLOTTE CONCERTS

Touring performing artists.

704-527-6680

MUSEUMS

BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Mid-century modernism.

420 S. Tryon St.

704-353-9200

www.bechtler.org

CAROLINAS AVIATION MUSEUM

4672 First Flight Drive.

704-359-8442

www.carolinasaviation.org

CHARLOTTE MUSEUM OF HISTORY

Features Mecklenburg’s oldest surviving home: colonial Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, built in 1774.

3500 Shamrock Drive

704-568-1774

www.charlottemuseum.org

CHARLOTTE NATURE MUSEUM

Butterfly pavilion, nature trail and animal exhibits relating to urban nature.

1658 Sterling Road

704-372-6261

www.charlottenaturemuseum.org

DISCOVERY PLACE

Hands-on science/technology museum.

301 N. Tryon St.

704-372-6261

www.discoveryplace.org

HARVEY B. GANTT CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS

Preserves and promotes African American art, history and culture.

551 S. Tryon St.

704-547-3700

www.ganttcenter.org

LEVINE MUSEUM OF THE NEW SOUTH

Permanent exhibit: “Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers: Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont in the New South,” a variety of changing exhibits and cultural events.

200 E. Seventh St.

704-333-1887

www.museumofthenewsouth.org

THE LIGHT FACTORY MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM

Dedicated to photography, film and other light-generated medium.

Spirit Square, 345 N. College St.

704-333-9755

www.lightfactory.org

MINT MUSEUM OF ART

The new uptown center, including its craft and design collection, opened in October at 500 S. Tryon St. Its longtime home at 2730 Randolph Road will remain open with new exhibits.

704-337-2000

www.themintmuseums.org

NASCAR HALL OF FAME

Honors NASCAR icons, tells history of the sport.

400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

704-654-4400

www.nascarhall.com

IN THE REGION

CABARRUS ARTS COUNCIL GALLERIES

704-920-2787

www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

GASTON COUNTY MUSEUM

131 W. Main St., Dallas

704-922-7681

www.gastoncountymuseum.org

MUSEUM OF THE WAXHAWS

8215 Waxhaw Highway (N.C. 75 E.), Waxhaw

704-843-1832

www.museumofthewaxhaws.com

MUSEUM OF YORK COUNTY

4621 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill

803-329-2121

www.chmuseums.org

SCHIELE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

1500 Garrison Blvd., Gastonia

704-866-6900

www.schielemuseum.org

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