Reynolds Auditorium

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301 North Hawthorne Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-4157

Richard J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium in Winston-Salem, NC is a 1,900-seat theatre with a mezzanine and balcony. The performance area has a 39-foot proscenium arch, and is about 66 feet wide and 35 feet deep, not including the 5-foot curved apron.

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The Auditorium features:

  Fixed-depth orchestra pit that accommodates about 35 musicians.
  A full fly system with stage drapery masking and prewired battens for stage lighting.
  Computerized lighting system to control stage lighting equipment.
  Auxiliary power connections for touring equipment.
  Center cluster sound system for reinforcement of live sound and playback of recorded material.
  Listening-assistive system.
  Backstage facilities, including three “star” and four chorus dressing rooms, as well as a Green Room.
  Free, on-site parking.

Reynolds Auditorium is available to rent for community events, as well as non-profit and commercial performances. Rates, by the hour or full day, are competitive and reasonable. Please click here ( * ) send an e-mail to Ed Thomas (the Facility Manager) to request more information about rental rates.

This grand facility has hosted many events in its history, from Harry Houdini to American Ballet Theatre. Recent performances have showcased Paul Anka, Allison Krauss, Doc Watson, Sweet Honey in the Rock, American Repertory Ballet and Carlota Santana. Box office facilities may be provided by The Stevens Center as appropriate.Reynolds Auditorium is both aesthetically and acoustically pleasing. The Auditorium opened in 1924 in memoriam to Richard J. Reynolds by his wife Katharine Smith Reynolds. It was restored in 2002 through the efforts of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system and the tireless fund-raising efforts of the Friends of Reynolds Auditorium.

Built on a rise overlooking the city, the Auditorium has a striking main entrance, with six massive columns crowned by Corinthian capitals on the portico. The lobby is enhanced by reproductions of three classical Greek marble sculptures, and the floor is finished in a tile pattern of marble and green slate. All seats have been refurbished to provide generous legroom.

Additional Specs:

  • Total Sq. Ft.: 35000
  • Theater Capacity: 1900

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