An Evening with the Cousteaus
Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of French ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, his daughter Celine Cousteau and son Fabien Cousteau are committed to educating the world about our shared home—the water planet. In celebration of Earth Day's 50th anniversary in April 2020, the Costeau family will discuss the need to act responsibly and preserve the underwater ecosystems that are so intricately tied to all life on earth.
For more than five decades, Jean-Michel has dedicated himself to sharing the love and concern of our water planet. He has investigated the world's ocean for much of his life. Devoted to fulfilling his family's legacy to protect and preserve the planet's marine life and raise awareness of ecological issues, he founded the non-profit marine conservation and education organization, Ocean Futures Society.
As founder of CauseCentric Productions, Celine Cousteau is a documentary film producer and presenter, creating cause-focused multimedia content. Through the power of storytelling, Celine uses her amazing voyages around the world to offer a thoughtful perspective on how the future of the environment and indigenous peoples is vital to the future of the planet.
Fabien Cousteau works to protect our planet's immense and endangered marine habitats as a deep ocean explorer and environmentally-conscious business strategist. He has refined a public policy platform grounded by his strong belief that environmental discipline can be the basis for innovative solutions that strike a balance between environmental problems and the realities of market economies.
Directions & Parking
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. and 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 the arrow pointing at slot.
- Gate arm will rise and the screen will display “drive safely.”
*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.
>PURCHASE YOUR PARKING EXIT PASS IN ADVANCE
Belk Theater features state-of-the-art equipment, production and support capabilities and can host any event, from grand opera to rock to corporate annual meetings and lectures.
The theater features a contemporary European horseshoe arrangement for an intimate atmosphere and world-class acoustics. The most distant seat is less than 135 feet from the stage.
A hallmark of the theater’s design is some 2,400 “points of light” in the audience chamber, part of a dazzling fiber optic network with multi-color capabilities.
Renowned architect Cesar Pelli designed the Performing Arts Center, which opened in 1992, as well as the adjacent Bank of America Corporate Center and Founders Hall. The Center’s name honors the contributions of the people of the state of North Carolina as well as the generosity of the Blumenthal Foundation, the largest private donor to the capital campaign.