Levine Center for the Arts

Located at 430 S. Tryon St (at the corner of Levine Avenue of the Arts and South Tryon St.), opened in 2009. Knight Theater shares this South Tryon campus with three Charlotte museums and the Duke Energy Tower.

Knight Theater, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Mint Museum Uptown, and The Harvey Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture are all located on the Levine Center for the Arts campus. These new structures were part of the 2004 Cultural Facilities Master Plan. Each building is unique.

The stainless steel, curving lines of Knight Theater, designed by Atlanta-based tvsdesign, contrast well with the striated terracotta facade of our closest neighbor, The Bechtler (designed by Mario Botta), with which we share a lobby space. In addition to programming in Knight Theater, events like Charlotte Jazz Festival and Breakin’ Convention have taken place outside on Levine Plaza and at nearby Romare Bearden Park. Please select a venue for additional information.


Knight Theater

Knight Theater seats 1,191 within its orchestra, grand tier and mezzanine levels. A variety of dance and music shows are hosted here. 

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Levine Plaza at Knight Theater

Home to free outdoor concerts and other activities during the Charlotte Jazz Festival and other special events in Uptown Charlotte.

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The Tent at Romare Bearden Park

Blumenthal’s newest performance space is not your ordinary tent. The tent typically goes up for festivals hosted at Levine Center for the Arts and offers cabaret and theater seating, as well as standing room.

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