Monday, October 29, 2012

Carolina Theatre: Arts Discovery Series

Don't you love our Instagram feed?  You get a little sneak peek of what we've been up to and what's coming.  So those of you who joined our picture party will know that last Thursday we took a gaggle of kids to Durham's Carolina Theatre for a show in the Arts Discovery series.

Throughout the year the already-fabulous Carolina Theatre offers a series of programs for kids called the "Arts Discovery Series."  Programs range in content and age appropriateness but everything is clearly detailed about each show online here.  They'll tell you here what the recommended ages are for each show.

Given the location, time of day, and educational nature of these shows they primarily cater to school field trips.  Which is awesome since it means that you do not have to worry about your child being too loud or disruptive - the entire theatre is full of children so it is just a wild cacophony of noise.

Playgroups and homeschool groups are more than welcome to attend the Arts Discovery Series, too.  So if you want to go, do it!

The most challenging part of this series is securing tickets.  You can not order online.  You have to navigate to this link and online form here and request tickets.  After that, someone from the Carolina Theatre box office will contact you to confirm your reservation (and then you pay upon arrival).  However, we didn't get a call to confirm our reservation until 6:30 pm the night before the show we wanted to attend.  And my persistent calls to the box office the entire week before didn't yield any results.  In the end, Carolina Theatre pulled through for us and we had a fantastic time at the show.  I suppose the lesson is to just be flexible.

Tickets for the show we attended were only $8 per seat (regardless of age).  No strollers allowed in the theatre but they do have stroller parking.

Carolina Theatre is in a great downtown location so pair this with a lunch at Bull City Burger, Daisycakes, or any of the other fantastic eateries downtown! Again, if you check out our Instagram feed, you know where we dined...yum!

Carolina Theatre Arts Discovery Series
Carolina Theatre
309 West Morgan Street


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