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McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

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McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

About the Theater

McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square seats 730 and has become a showplace for live performances.

Originally the First Baptist Church sanctuary, the venue was carefully restored and opened in 1980. With its stained glass windows and Byzantine dome, this historically designated space makes each event a memorable experience. McGlohon Theater features the orchestra (stage) level and the balcony level.

The theater is named in honor of the late, legendary jazz pianist Loonis McGlohon of Charlotte.

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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.

Seating Chart

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Accessibility

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

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.

SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

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.

SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING

Interpreting
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
Infrared hearing amplification is available free of charge for all performances at Spirit Square. In McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, patrons may ask an usher for assistance.

Public Transit

Suggested Light Rail Station:

7th STREET STATION – Suggested if you are attending an event at Spirit Square (McGlohon Theater and Duke Energy Theater)

Upcoming Events

SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam

Apr 20 , 2018
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Scrap Arts Music

Apr 23 , 2018
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Open Mic Night

Apr 27 , 2018
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Todrick Hall

Apr 29 , 2018
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Trixie Mattel: Now with Moving Parts Tour

Apr 30 , 2018
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Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

May 1 , 2018
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Stand Up for Mental Health

May 3 , 2018
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Dancing through Latin America

May 5 , 2018
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Brian Culbertson: Colors of Love Tour

May 6 , 2018
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The Big Sing Animated!

May 11 - 12 , 2018
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SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam

May 18 , 2018
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The 14th Annual Charity Bachelor Auction

May 19 , 2018
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Eva Ayllon in Concert

May 27 , 2018
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The Bacon Brothers

Jun 3 , 2018
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Chad Prather: The Star-Spangled Banter Tour

Jun 8 , 2018
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SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam

Jun 15 , 2018
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God's Trombones

Jun 19 - 21 , 2018
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2018 NPC Victory Classic

Jun 23 , 2018
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Sisters in Song

Jul 7 , 2018
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SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam

Jul 13 , 2018
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El Alma de la Luna: Ritmo y Sabor

Jul 14 , 2018
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Carolina Music Video Awards

Jul 21 , 2018
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An Evening with Jeanette Harris

Jul 28 , 2018
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SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam

Aug 24 , 2018
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An Evening with the Yellowjackets

Sep 9 , 2018
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Alexandro Querevalú Live

Sep 11 , 2018
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Kathleen Madigan: Boxed Wine & Bigfoot

Oct 19 , 2018
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Portland Cello Project performing Radiohead's OK Computer

Nov 5 , 2018
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Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – a Parody by Dan and Jeff

Nov 27 - Dec 2 , 2018
McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square