Frequently Asked Questions

The concert hall buzzes with energy as the audience files in for the performance. The concertmaster takes the stage, acknowledging applause as he leads the musicians in the unmistakable sounds of the orchestra tuning to a unison A. The lights dim, the conductor takes the podium, and with the rise of a baton, the moving sounds start your Charlotte Symphony experience.

Performing all across the Charlotte region, the Charlotte Symphony presents a variety of concert series featuring classical masterworks, popular music favorites, family entertainment, and more. We perform at Blumenthal Performing Arts theaters, plus dozens of other alternative venues, including breweries, sancutaries, parks, senior care centers, and schools.
We encourage you to share your email address with us, as we send a welcome email with helpful information about what to expect and important alerts, several days before each performance.

Below is some helpful information so you'll know what to expect from your visit.

Venue Information

As a resident company of Blumenthal Performing Arts, the Charlotte Symphony performs at both Belk Theater and Knight Theater.

Theater box offices open two hours prior to performances, and theaters open doors one-half hour before each concert. Arrive early and indulge in one of many uptown restaurants or bars prior to the performance. Full bar, beverages, and snacks also are available for your enjoyment both pre-concert and during intermission at Blumenthal theaters.

Belk Theater - 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202  

Knight Theater
- 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202


Detailed parking information for Belk and Knight theaters can be found below.
Belk Theater
Knight Theater

Our patrons receive a preferred parking rate of $5 in Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's designated garages, the Bank of America Center Parking Garage and 7th Street Station Parking Garage. This rate is valid after 5 p.m. on weekdays. There is no time restriction for the weekend.

To receive your parking rate, purchase a parking pass at the any Belk Theater concessions kiosk or parking information table, and use that ticket when exiting your designated garage.

Click here for map of directions and a parking guide.


Accessible seating for patrons using wheelchairs and walkers is available in all areas of Blumenthal Performing Arts theaters. We strongly suggest to consult with our Ticket Services office to determine your best and most accessible seating options. To walk through your options, please contact us at 704.972.2000.

Emotional Support or Comfort animals are not allowed at Charlotte Symphony concerts.


We welcome young children to our one-hour Family Series concerts, designed for children 4 to 10 years of age. Babes in arms (fewer than 2 years of age) may sit with their parents, and are admitted free of charge for Family Series concerts.

We welcome young children to our Summer Pops concerts at Symphony Park at SouthPark. Special children's pricing is available. Children, 2 years of age and younger are admitted free in the general admission lawn area.

Children, approximately 6 and over, are welcome at all other longer-format Pops, Classical, & Special Event performances with a purchased ticket.


Full bar, beverages, and snacks are available for your enjoyment both pre-concert and during intermission at Blumenthal theaters. Refreshments are allowed inside the hall unless otherwise noted. Outside food and beverages are not permitted.

Skip the lines! Download the Blumenthal mobile app to preorder your drinks and have them waiting for you at intermission.

In Case of Emergency

Please proceed to the closest door marked with a lighted Exit sign. Blumenthal ushers on duty will direct you to the closest and safest building exits. It is imperative that you listen to and comply with announed instructions.

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