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The Charlotte Symphony, Charlotte Ballet, Opera Carolina, Community School of the Arts and Caroline Calouche & Co. all are resident companies at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. With no shortage of things to do, the center, which also presents Broadway musicals and various performing artists, includes the Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse and Stage Door Theater. Plan your trip ahead of time, and make reservations for a show and dinner at one of the nearby restaurants.
Vacation Destination for the Arts
In search of things for couples to do? The Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St., the Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square (home to On Q Productions) and McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, both at 345 N. College St., and Ovens Auditorium at 2900 E. Independence Blvd., also come under the auspices of the Blumenthal organization, staging concerts and other performing arts programs and sponsoring art exhibits. The box office for all Blumenthal theaters is in Belk Theater; phone (704) 372-1000.
Fun Places to Go with Children
The Children's Theatre of Charlotte, 300 E. 7th St., presents classic and new plays geared toward ages 3-18. The box office is open Mon.-Fri. noon-5. Performances take place throughout the year; for schedule information during your trip, phone the box office at (704) 973-2828.