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10th Anniversary Champions Gala

Oct 12 , 2013 · McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

$250 - $1000

Presented by: National Inclusion Project

The 10thAnniversary Champions Gala will honor Champions of inclusion Habitat International, Inc. and Team Long Brothers for their commitment to inclusion in their communities and society. The Gala will benefit the National Inclusion Project, co-founded by entertainer Clay Aiken, which opens doors for all kids to be included together and experience all that life has to offer. They conduct programs with community partners to teach others how to be inclusive so that kids with and without disabilities can experience lifelong benefits. They believe that no child should sit on the sidelines.

Gold Tickets go on sale on June 19th at noon EST for $1000. Gold tickets include premium Gala seating, VIP Reception and an individual photo with Clay Aiken. The VIP Reception will be held on Friday, Oct 11th at the Marriott City Center in Charlotte and includes a special performance by Clay Aiken.

Gala Only tickets go on sale July 17th at noon EST for $250.

Platinum tickets are available through the National Inclusion Project office and include front row seating at the Gala, reserved front table seating at the VIP Reception and an individual photo with Clay Aiken, autographed and framed in a 10th Anniversary Champions Gala custom frame. The VIP Reception will be held on Friday, Oct 11th at the Marriott City Center in Charlotte and includes a special performance by Clay Aiken. If you are interested, please contact the Project Office at 919-314-5540.

For more information about the Project and the Gala, please visit

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Performance Schedule

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Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.

7th Street Station Parking Garage
Enter on 6th or 7th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets.

*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

  1. Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
  2. 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

  1. Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
  2. Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
  3. Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”

*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.

CLICK HERE to Purchase your Parking Exit Pass in Advance

CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.


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

Wheelchair access
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.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the Tryon Street entrance or in the 7th Street drop-off area.


Audio Description
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.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, simply ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
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.


Certain performances at Spirit Square will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Learning Devices
Infrared hearing amplification is available free of charge for all performances at Spirit Square. In McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, patrons may ask an usher for assistance.