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The Birth

Dec 20 - 23 , 2017 · DUKE ENERGY THEATER at Spirit Square

$16 - $24

Presented by: Starving Artist Productions

  • Box Office: (704) 372-1000
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The Birth

Dec 20 - 23 , 2017 · DUKE ENERGY THEATER at Spirit Square

$16 - $24

Presented by: Starving Artist Productions

Celebrate "the child born in the night" once more. Now in its 12th year, The Birth, as always, seeks even moreso this year to challenge, entertain, stir and inspire this holiday season with a Christmas production like you've never seen before (unless you've seen it before - in which case, come see it again). A perennial Charlotte favorite that was nominated by Creative Loafing for Theater Event of the Year for two years in a row. Created here in Charlotte by Starving Artist Productions, showcasing and inspired by the writings of Frederick Buechner, featuring original music you won't hear anywhere else, The Birth subtly wanders onto sacred ground, and we'd love to take you there with us.

Cast talkbacks will take place following the Friday 6:30 and Saturday 8:30 performance. Additionally, a reception will be offered immediately after the talkback following Saturday night’s 8:30 performance, where you can enjoy some Christmas treats and visit with the cast.

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Performance Schedule

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.

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • 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
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance.

Group Sales

Group pricing is available for groups of 10+