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BOOTH PLAYHOUSE at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

About the Theater

Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center contains 434 seats in its orchestra and gallery levels.

It hosts a variety of dance, choral and other musical ensembles, as well as meetings, seminars and workshops.

The theater entrance is in Founders Hall.

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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

  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 Spirit Square events. (McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.

Seating Chart


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 in the Booth Playhouse, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of 5th and College Streets.


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 the Booth Playhouse, 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 the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Listening Devices
Infrared hearing amplification is available free of charge for all performances in the Performing Arts Center and Spirit Square. In the Booth Playhouse, patrons may ask an usher for assistance.

Public Transit

Suggested Light Rail Station:

CTC/ARENA STATION – Suggested if you are attending an event at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse and Stage Door Theater)

Upcoming Events

PostSecret The Show

Apr 24 - May 4 , 2014
BOOTH PLAYHOUSE at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Suzanne Vega

May 11 , 2014
BOOTH PLAYHOUSE at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam

May 16 , 2014
BOOTH PLAYHOUSE at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Todd Park Mohr

May 17 , 2014
BOOTH PLAYHOUSE at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Ethan Bortnick: The Power of Music, with Special Guest Damian McGinty

May 21 , 2014
BOOTH PLAYHOUSE at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Charlotte Squawks X: Ten Carolina Commandments

Jun 6 - 29 , 2014
BOOTH PLAYHOUSE at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center