We are excited that live theatre has returned to Davidson, NC! Not only do we have performances from our local students with the Davidson College Theatre but are also thrilled to have a full season of scheduled shows with the Davidson Community Players. It is exciting to welcome a live audience back to performances. If you love art and want more information make sure you explore our free Travel Guide for lots of ideas for museums, galleries, and art in the Davidson NC area, as well as all types of activities.
Davidson College Theatre Department
The Davidson College Theatre Department has won many accolades over the past decade and normally schedules up to four performances during the academic year. Their mission is to present theatre that matters. By doing so, the productions create a lasting impression on not only the audience but the cast and crew as well.
No matter what genre you’re interested in, there’s an upcoming show that is bound to take your breath away. The talented performers highlight everything from love stories to murder mysteries and more! Make sure you don’t miss out! Take a look at this year’s schedule of performances and reserve your tickets now!
Common Thread Theatre Collective
A new addition to the Davidson theatre scene this summer is the Common Thread Theatre Collective. This new professional summer theatre is housed on the Davidson College campus and is a partnership between the theatre faculty of both Davidson College and North Carolina A&T University. Shows will represent contemporary stories highlighting underrepresented communities. Look for shows in June and July.
You can enjoy these performances at several locations in town. The Rupert T. Barber Theatre at Davidson College offers a more intimate space with seating for 175 guests. The Duke Family Performance Hall, on the lower level of the Knobloch Campus Center, can seat as many as 600 guests for grand performances such as the spring musical. Either way, you can enjoy complete immersion with excellent acting, state-of-the-art sound systems, and expert lighting.
How to Get Tickets
Tickets for the theatre performances are general admission seating. Tickets are affordable and help support the Wildcats! You can purchase admission online or at The Alvarez College Union Ticket Office. The Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm during the school year. Did you know that when you stay at the Davidson Village Inn, you can get exclusive discounts and free tickets to local performances? Check out our Theater Experience Special to find out more!
Davidson Community Players
The Davidson Community Players are our local community nonprofit troupe that relies on volunteer performers, but that is no reflection on the quality of the shows! They offer a full slate of shows each year in March, October, two summer shows, and a holiday show. Expect both musicals and dramas; something for everyone!
If you are planning to attend a performance of the Community Players, make sure that you check your tickets online for the location, as several theatres are used. Smaller, more intimate shows are staged at the Armour Street Theatre. The Duke Family Performance Hall (located on the Davidson College campus) is used for musicals to accommodate both a larger cast, orchestra, and audience.
How to Get Tickets
Tickets can easily be ordered online, or take advantage of Davidson Village Inn’s Theater Experience Special. Guests are eligible for a 15% ticket discount or more depending on the dates of your stay. Make sure you ask when you make your reservation!
We love supporting our local Davidson talent, as well as our Davidson Wildcats, and we encourage you to do so as well! Davidson Village Inn is across the street from the college campus, putting you right near the action. We offer 18 spacious rooms that are perfect for any traveler. Each morning here begins with a delicious breakfast buffet with eggs, cheese, yogurt, freshly made baked goods, juice, cereal, and coffee from Davidson’s Summit Coffee. Get a good night’s rest and start your day off right at Davidson Village Inn!
Consider one of our Queen Rooms for luxurious lodging near the college. Put your bags down and relax in your comfortable queen-sized bed, enjoy some light reading in a cozy chair, and top-notch bath amenities. It’s the perfect place to stay and attend live theatre in Davidson NC. Reserve your room today and get started on the ultimate weekend getaway!