About the Theater
Ovens Auditorium is owned and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) of the City of Charlotte. The facility seats more than 2,400 and is located at 2700 East Independence Boulevard.
Why Does the Performing Arts Center Present at Ovens Auditorium?
Access to Ovens Auditorium allows us to offer great shows at times when the Belk Theater is booked with other events. Ovens also has 358 more seats than the Belk Theater, so when we expect demand for a show to exceed the capacity of the Performing Arts Center, we schedule it at Ovens Auditorium, allowing more people to enjoy the show.
Parking and Directions
Parking for events at Ovens Auditorium is available in the large surface lots surrounding the facility. Parking is cash only and rates vary.
CLICK HERE for parking information for Spirit Square events. (McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater)
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
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 Ovens Auditorium, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance. If you wish to receive this service, please contact the Box Office at least 2 days prior to the performances 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 Ovens Auditorium performances, patrons can pick up headsets at the coat check on the Orchestra Level.
Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. Ask any usher for assistance.
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 Ovens Auditorium 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 at Ovens Auditorium. Patrons may ask an usher for assistance.