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Belk Theater


130 N Tryon St
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Box Office: 704-379-1340

Light Rail Stop:

 From the Lynx or bus stations, debark at CTC/Arena Station. Follow signs to Trade Street. There is street level accessibility to Founders Hall in the Bank of America/Blumenthal via escalators and a passenger elevator located at the corner of Trade/College. Enter the Belk Theater through the Grand Tier lobby.


Advantage Parking is located on the corner of Trade and College. They are there anytime there is a show at the Belk Theater, generally an hour ahead of show time. If they know a show is close to capacity, they can be there earlier. They are also there for Aria/Sonoma, and their hours are Monday through Friday beginning at 6pm and Saturday beginning at 5pm. Currently, this service is free to patrons, except for the tip.


  • Named for the Belk Brothers who donated the land to the Center (former site of Belk Department Store).
  • Each lobby of the Belk Theater features imported fabric wall-covering donated by Tatsamura, a Japanese firm in Kyodo, Japan.
  • The Belk Theater seats 2100 at its full-capacity configuration.
  • The Theater is designed in a contemporary European horseshoe arrangement for an intimate atmosphere and world-class acoustics.
  • With 4 levels of seating, the most distant seat is less than 135 feet from the stage.
  • A hallmark of the Theater's design is some 2,400 "points of light" in the audience chamber, part of a dazzling fiber optic network with multi-color capabilities.
  • Features a complete orchestra shell, with various sizes available.
  • Two orchestra pit sizes with hydraulic lift capabilities.
  • Theater is ADA accessible and compliant.
  • Scenic organ façade backdrop for concerts and meetings.
  • Enter from Tryon Street or from Founders Hall.


Accessibility Services for Belk Theater:

 Advance reservations for patrons needing assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience!

  • Assisted listening devices
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Limited booster seats available

Wheelchair access:

  • The Belk Theater is accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. The restrooms and water fountains in the Belk are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems. A wheelchair accessible "unisex" restroom on the Belk Theater’s Grand Tier level accommodates persons who may need assistance from a spouse or companion of the opposite sex. Ask an usher for the location.

Entry and exit assistance:

  • For performances in the Belk Theater, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the entrance on 5th and Tryon. 
  • There is a drop off point at each theater where a driver can drop off a patron needing assistance.  We provide an usher to be waiting for them and can assist with getting the patron into the theater in a wheelchair.  All locations are on this form.  We do have some wheelchairs we can provide simply for transporting the patron to and from the theater.  This service is also available post show.  The patron can let the usher who is helping them preshow that they will also need assistance afterwards and that will be arranged then. We ask that all areas on the form are filled out properly.  These forms are given to our Front of House Managers day of show and that is the only thing they have to go off on for the patron.   Also this does not have to be filled out at the time of purchase, a patron can call back at any time and request this.

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. For Belk Theater performances, patrons can pick up headsets at the coat check in the Grand Tier Lobby. Patron will need to leave photo ID.
    • Large Print Programs
      • Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Belk Theater, assistance is available at the coat check in the Grand Tier Lobby.
        • 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 the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested. A specific audio description service will be scheduled but additional performances can be scheduled as needed.
      • Assistive Listening Devices
    • In the Belk Theater, headsets may be checked out from the coat check located in the Grand Tier and Mezzanine lobbies. Patron will need to leave a photo ID at the Front of House coat check location

How many seats are in each section?

  • Orchestra: 883 seats
  • Grand Tier: 463 seats
  • Mezzanine: 325 seats
  • Balcony: 426 seats

Distance from the stage to the rail:

Grand Tier – 75 feet

Mezzanine – 90 feet

Front Balcony – 97 feet


Accessibility Seating

Orchestra Level:


  • Orch:R:CC is comprised of three bolted grids: 101-102/103-104/105-107. The seats have to be removed in these pairs.


  • Removable arm chairs. Not bolted.


  • Removable arm chairs. Not bolted.

Grand Tier:


  • Removable arm chairs. Not bolted.
  • Must access through Grand Tier lobby elevator. Select B level.



  • Removable arm chairs. Not bolted.
  • Must access through Grand Tier Lobby. Door 9.



  • Removable arm chairs. Not bolted.
  • Must access through Mezzanine level. Door 12.


  • Removable arm chairs. Not bolted.
  • Must access through Mezzanine level. Door 10. Stay to left after entering. 


  • Doors to Theater open 30 minutes before show time. 
  • Lobby Opens: one hour before show
  • Box Office: 2 hours before the show (closes after intermission)
  • Late Seating: Depends on the show. 
    • Concerts: after 1st song
    • Broadway: after intro 


Bank of America Center Garage: 150 N. College St. Charlotte, NC 28202


  • N. College Street
  • E. 5th Street

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