While The Source Realty Group believes this list to be a great introduction to the Charlotte Metro Area's arts and music offerings, it is by no means comprehensive. Please let us know if you discover anything you think should be included here!
Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte
Located in near Uptown on Stonewall St. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte contains the 199-seat Main Street Theatre and 50-seat Black Box Theatre. 650 E. Stonewall St, Charlotte 704-342-2251 www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org .
Afro-American Children’s Theatre
This group provides art enrichment to children and youth ages 6-21. 926 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte 704-372-7410
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
This museum features exhibits by important and influential artists of the mid 20th century. 420 S Tryon St. Charlotte (704)353-9200 www.bechtler.org
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre
Located in Plaza-Midwood, this theater presents comedy and drama productions and offers acting classes. 1118 Clement Ave, Charlotte 704-455-8542 www.nccast.com .
Carolina Voices performs the annual “ Singing Christmas Tree.” The group also features performances throughout the year. 1900 Queens Road, Charlotte 704-374-1564 www.carolinavoices.org .
Carolinas Concert Association
Carolinas Concert Association presents orchestras, musicians, vocalists and dancers and sponsors educational programs for local schools. 704-527-6680 www.carolinasconcert.com .
Central Piedmont Community College Theatre
CPCC’s summer theatre program sponsors this series of plays and musicals at the Pease Auditorium on the campus of CPCC. Elizabeth Ave. at Pease Lane, Charlotte 704-330-6534 www.cpcc.edu/summer_theatre .
Previously North Carolina Dance Theatre, this professional company presents classic and contemporary works. 800 N. College St. , Charlotte . 704-372-1000. charlotteballet.org/.
Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra
The Charlotte Philharmonic is 75 piece orchestra that offers performances in variety of musical genres. 704-846-2788 www.charlottephilharmonic.org .
Charlotte Civic Orchestra
This vocational orchestra performs all-classical music with affordable ticket prices and a family-friendly atmosphere. 704-344-0098 www.charlottecivicorchestra.org .
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
This professional orchestra performs 100 concerts each year, including Classical Pops, Mostly Mozart and the popular free Summer Pops in Charlotte and surrounding communities. 704-972-2000 www.charlottesymphony.org .
Charlotte Youth Ballet
This company produces ballets for families and schoolchildren presented by student dancers. 704-330-6534 www.charlotteyouthballet.com .
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
Located in the ImaginOn center, Children’s Theatre entertains children with plays and musicals. 300 E. 7 th St, Charlotte 704-973-2828. www.ctcharlotte.org .
Community School of the Arts
This school provides instruction in music, visual arts and drama to youth. 345 N. College St, Charlotte 704-377-4187 www.csarts.org .
Davidson Community Players
This community troupe stages summer shows, dinner theater and children’s programs in Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
The Fillmore Charlotte
This intimate music venue, modeled off The Fillmore in San Francisco, is housed in a historic textile mill. Great ambiance and sight lines to the stage. 820 Hamilton St, Charlotte 704-916-8170 www.fillmorecharlottenc.com.
Harvey B Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Formerly the African-American Cultural Center, the center features visual art, dance, theatre, film, educational opportunities and community outreach. 551 S. Tryon Charlotte 704-374-1565 www.aacc-charlotte.org
The Levine Museum of the New South
This museum presents a history of Southern Culture from the end of the Civil War through the present day. 200 E. 7th St. Charlotte 704-333-1887 www.themuseumofthenewsouth.org
The Light Factory
The Light Factory displays exhibits by local, national and international photographers in Spirit Square. 345 N. College St, Charlotte 704-333-9755 www.lightfactory.org
McColl Center for Visual Art
This unique facility promotes the advancement of contemporary art with its artist-in-residence program, exhibitions and educational outreach to the community. 721 N. Tryon St, Charlotte 704-332-5535 www.mccollcenter.org .
The Mint holds a permanent collection of American paintings and sculpture; pre-Columbian, African and Spanish Colonial art; costumes; and porcelain and pottery. 2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte 704-337-2000 www.mintmuseum.org.
Mint Museum of Craft + Design
This museum focuses on works in fiber, glass, wood, ceramics and metal. 220 N. Tryon St, Charlotte. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org .
NC Music Factory
The Music Factory is a live/work/play campus near Uptown that is comprised of The Fillmore Charlotte, Uptown Amphitheatre, Fountain Plaza, The Comedy Zone, Label and Silver Hammer Studios. It also offers many diverse eateries and bars, in addition to residential space, office space and band rehearsal space. 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte 704-987-0612 ncmusicfactory.com.
This music venue, converted from an old theatre, is located in the NoDa neighborhood in Charlotte and is surrounded by ample local bars and restaurants. Schedule features a wide array of musical acts. 511 E 36th St, Charlotte www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
This center, which includes the Belk Theatre and the Booth Playhouse, is home to the Charlotte Symphony, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Opera Carolina, Charlotte Repertory Theatre, Charlotte Choral Society and the Carolinas Concert Association. 130 N. Tryon St, Charlotte 704-372-1000 www.blumenthalarts.org
This professional opera group performs at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. 704-332-7177 www.operacarolina.org .
This venue was once Charlotte’s main auditorium and continues to feature musical and theatrical productions throughout the year. 2700 Independence Blvd, Charlotte 704-372-3600 www.ovensauditorium.com .
Paramount’s Carowinds Paladium
Carowinds’ amphitheater showcases popular music artists. 14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte 704-588-2600. www.carowinds.com .
PNC Music Pavilion
This open-air venue, formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, in University City offers concerts by leading popular music artists and includes reserved and lawn seating. 704-549-5555 www.pncmusicpavilion.org.
Spirit Square Center for Arts & Education
Spirit Square offers touring performances, art classes and gallery exhibits. 345 N. College St, Charlotte 704-372-1000 www.blumenthalarts.org/visiting/spirit-square.
This community theatre is one of the oldest theatre organizations in the area and presents several entertaining productions each year. 501 Queens Rd, Charlotte 704-376-3777 www.theatrecharlotte.org .
This self-described premier live music club posts a lineup in a historic theatre atmosphere that's hard to beat. 1615 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte 704-358-9200 www.visulite.com.
This project encourages youth to participate in performance and educational programs to enhance their appreciation for the arts. 11 Union St. South, Concord 704-795-2787 www.artsexperience.org .
Cabarrus Art Guild
Cabarrus Art Guild conducts workshops, field trips and exhibits. 120 Marsh Ave. NW, Concord 704-795-1901 www.cabarrusartguild.org .
Cabarrus Arts Council
Cabarrus Arts Council provides art enrichment in the schools, and major performances of dance, theater or music for children. 120 Marsh Ave. NW, Concord 704-920-2787 www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.
Cabarrus Vocal Ensemble
Cabarrus Vocal Ensemble sings classical and pop arrangements. 120 Marsh Ave. NW, Concord 704-782-6610.
Old Courthouse Theatre
Old Courthouse Theatre is the home for this community theater troupe. 49 Spring St. NW, Concord 704-788-2405 www.oldcourthousetheatre.org .
Southern Iredell County
Mooresville Artists Guild
Mooresville Artists Guild presents featured artists and sponsors local festivals. 103 W. Center Ave, Mooresville 704-663-6661 www.mooresvillearts.org.
Mooresville Community Children's Theatre
This community theatre features summer musicals, winter productions, and theatre workshops for children ages 6-18. www.mooresvillechildrenstheatre.org
Union County Community Arts Council
Union County Community Arts Council coordinates arts celebrations in Weddington, Indian Trail, Waxhaw, Stallings and Wingate. 120 W. Main St, Monroe 704-283-2784 www.unionarts.org .
Union County Playmakers
Union County Players Community Theater offers musicals, dramas and special shows. 704-238-3394 unioncountyplaymakers.org .
Arts Council of Rock Hill and York County
Arts Council provides an arts and entertainment hotline at 803-328-2220, and sponsors the Arts Alive summer camp and an annual Jubilee: Harvest of the Arts. 121 E. Main St, Rock Hill 803-328-2787 www.yorkcountyarts.org.
Catawba Cultural Preservation Project
Catawba Cultural Preservation Project displays examples of Catawba Indian traditions. 1536 Tom Steven Rd, Rock Hill 803-328-2427 www.ccppcrafts.com. Visit the Catawba Cultural Preservation Center www.catawbaindian.net.
Fort Mill Community Playhouse
Fort Mill Community Playhouse produces several shows a year including a dinner theater performance. 513 Banks St, Fort Mill 803-548-8102 www.fortmillplayhouse.org .
Rock Hill Community Theatre
Rock Hill Community Theatre presents several dramatic productions during the year. 236 W. Main St, Rock Hill 803-326-7428. www.rockhilltheatre.org.