Facilities

WE HAVE SPACE FOR YOU

Central Piedmont Community College boasts state-of-the-art facilities. Our performing arts and events facilities feature brilliant acoustics and superb amenities which can accommodate the needs of many types of presenters--from professional symphony orchestras to small dance companies to corporations looking for formal meeting space. We also provide impeccable service, an affordable pricing structure, full technical assistance, accessible free parking, and proximity to Uptown Charlotte and areas across the Greater Charlotte Metro.
At Central Piedmont, students are at the heart of all we do. Without collaboration from the community, we would fall short of our goal to provide exceptional learning experiences. When you choose our spaces, you are choosing to impact our students, transform lives, and strengthen our community.

For classroom space rentals or other non-performing arts & events facility inquiries, please click here for college's Facility Services department. For conference space, see Harris Conference Center.
THEATER
 
 
DALE F. HALTON THEATER
A spectacular 1020-seat venue built in the style of a 19th Century opera house, the Dale F. Halton Theater boasts a 2500 square foot stage with a sprung floor, a full fly house, an orchestra pit for 30 instrumentalists with a stage lift, and a custom-designed Wenger orchestra shell. Comfortable sloped seating, balcony and box seats provide perfect viewing from every seat. With a 22' by 34' projection screen and a surround sound system, the Halton is also perfect for film and video presentations. Spacious dressing rooms, scenery and costume shops, and a 2000 square foot rehearsal hall add to the superb function of the venue.
 
 
CENTRAL PIEDMONT'S NEW THEATER
This modern and elegant theater with capacity for 430 will open in the spring of 2022 in the Parr Center on Central Campus. Technically versatile, the stage is 25 feet across with 50 feet between the main curtain and back wall! The theater has true digital audio and lighting capabilities. Perfect for any style and size event, this space includes a plug-and-play podium for presentations, video conferencing, streaming capabilities, and confidence monitors for presenters. There are four dressing rooms and a classroom adjacent to the space. A lobby featuring the Pauline Dove Gallery, a full box office, and concession stand is available as a standalone or companion rental space for receptions.
 
LECTURE/RECITAL HALL
 
 
Barbara and Allen Tate Hall is a perfect recital hall that features smart-classroom capabilities. This lovely hall is versatile and can be used for recitals, lectures, film screenings and interview panels. With seating for 144, it features brilliant acoustics with panels and adjustable acoustic curtains. A brilliant 12,000-lumen projector and accompanying 9'x12' screen complete the space for your presentation needs.
 
 
GEORGIA TUCKER FINE ARTS HALL
Georgia Tucker Fine Arts Hall is located on Central Piedmont's Levine Campus in Matthews. The 2,300 square-foot two story facility serves to connect the audience to the performers in a purposeful and uninterrupted way. The flex space, featuring theatrical LED lighting and 130 retractable seats, provides a venue for artists, educators, and creatives to perform, rehearse, audition, and teach. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows line one side of this hall, overlooking the campus lake. Triple layer curtains can be used to achieve a total black-out effect for theatrical use.
 
OUTDOOR
 
 
CATO AMPHITHEATER
Perfect for outdoor plays and concerts, the amphitheater has stadium type seating in a horseshoe shape around a central plaza with superb natural acoustics.  The space offers ample lighting at night, and electrical outlets are available throughout the theater. Parking is plentiful with a short walk across a tree-lined bridge to the amphitheater. Seating up to 200.
 
 
BELK PLAZA
For outdoor casual meetings and receptions, this plaza is a patio-style area adjacent to the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. It makes a great staging area for festivals and start/end space for run/walks.
 
MULTIPURPOSE
 
 
WORRELL GYM
A full-size gymnasium complete with basketball boards and lines. Perfect for teams, dances, groups large and small. A protective covering can be put down to turn this into a multifunction space, with tables and chairs available for rent. Up to 600 people can be seated in this space.