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Knight Theater

Contact Information:

430 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202


Light Rail Stop:

From the Lynx, debark at Stonewall Station. Cross over tracks to walk down stairs to Stonewall. Turn left, walk past Westin Hotel, two blocks to South Tryon Street. Turn right on South Tryon (Harvey B Gantt Museum located on right) to walk a block down to First Steet. Cross the street at First to the theater.


  • Part of the exciting new Levine Center for the Arts on South Tryon, which includes the new Mint Museum, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and Afro-American Cultural Center.
  • The Knight Theater became the sixth theater managed by the Blumenthal Performing Arts on October 1, 2009, with the first performance held on October 10, 2009. The Knight name comes from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation which was one of the largest contributors funding the construction of the new theater.

The design of 1,150 seats provides for artistic grandeur in an intimate setting. The theater acts as a primary venue for the Charlotte Ballet, and features performances by Opera Carolina and the Charlotte Symphony, as well as musical theater, popular music, touring productions, lectures and film


  • Upon entering the facility, patrons step into a spacious two-tiered lobby with a grand staircase between levels. A "VIP room" adjoins the pre-function space located on the upper tier at the balcony level of the theater. Additional pre- function space is provided by a connector leading to the Bechtler Art Museum and by space adjacent to a 350-seat Wachovia auditorium located below the theater lobby.

Accessibility Services:

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

  • Assisted listening devices for people with hearing impairments. Patrons may be required to leave a photo ID.
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Limited booster seats available

Wheelchair access:

  • The Knight Theater is accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. The Knight Theater restrooms and water fountains are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance:

  • For performances in the Knight Theater, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the entrance on the corner of Levine Avenue of the Arts 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 Knight Theater 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 Knight Theater performances, patrons can pick up headsets at the coat check in the Orchestra lobby
  • Large Print Programs
    • Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Knight Theater, assistance is available at the coat check in the Orchestra 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 Knight Theater, headsets may be checked out from the coat check located on the Orchestra Lobby..

Accessibility Seating



  • Bolted arm chairs. Can be removed individually.


  • Bolted arm chairs. Can be removed individually.


  • Bolted arm chairs. Can be removed individually.

Boxes: Right & Left

  • Removable arm chairs. While they are not deemed accessible to sell in the ticketing manifest, in the event of a last minute or unanticipated arrival, these can be used to seat patrons in wheelchairs if they are unsold.


  • 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 


Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage: 550 S. Tryon St. 


  • Stonewall Street












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