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Ovens Auditorium (2700 Independence Blvd)


Ovens Auditorium (2700 Independence Blvd)

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.

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Parking and Directions

Ovens Auditorium is located at 2700 East Independence Blvd.

Parking for events at Ovens Auditorium is available in the large surface lots surrounding the facility. Parking rate is $8, cash or credit.

CLICK HERE for a parking map.

Seating Chart



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 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.


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. 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.

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 Ovens Auditorium will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

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

Upcoming Events

Les Misérables

Oct 29 - Nov 3 , 2019
Ovens Auditorium (2700 Independence Blvd)