Sep 30 - Oct 5 , 2014 · BELK THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us.
- Add to cal Tue, Sep 30 at 7:30 PM
- Add to cal Wed, Oct 1 at 7:30 PM
- Add to cal Thu, Oct 2 at 7:30 PM
- Add to cal Fri, Oct 3 at 8:00 PM
Parking and Directions
A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.
Bank of America Center Parking Garage
Entrances at: 150 N. College St.
290 E. 5th St.
The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.
Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive
- Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
- Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*
When You Exit
- Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
- Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
- Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”
*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.
CLICK HERE for parking information for Spirit Square events. (McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater)
CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.
The Sunday, October 5 matinee performance will be audio described and interpreted.
Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience!
- Infrared listening system for people with hearing impairments
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Wheelchair seating
- Limited booster seats available at Belk Theater.
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems. A wheelchair accessible "unisex" restroom on the Belk Theater's Grand Tier level accommodates persons who may need assistance from a spouse or companion of the opposite sex. Ask an usher for the location.
Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Belk Theater, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of Tryon and 5th Streets or valet parking on Tryon. If you wish to receive this service, please contact the Box Office at least 2 days prior to the performance to make these arrangements.
SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions. For Belk Theater performances, patrons can pick up headsets at the coat check in the Grand Tier Lobby.
Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Belk Theater, assistance is available at the coat check in the Grand Tier Lobby.
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.
SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING
Certain performances at the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested. There will be one Sign Interpreted and Audio Described performance in each Broadway Lights engagement on a Sunday at 2pm.
Assistive Listening Devices
In Belk Theater, headsets may be checked out from the coat check located in the Grand Tier and Mezzanine.
TTY/TOO is available on the Mezzanine Level of the Belk Theater near the entrance from Founders Hall.