Ovens Auditorium

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Ovens Auditorium
Address 2700 East Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
Coordinates 35°12′13″N 80°47′39″W / 35.20361°N 80.79417°W / 35.20361; -80.79417Coordinates: 35°12′13″N 80°47′39″W / 35.20361°N 80.79417°W / 35.20361; -80.79417
Owner Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
Capacity 2,460
Opened 1955
Website
www.ovensauditorium.com

Ovens Auditorium is an auditorium located adjacent to Bojangles' Coliseum, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Opened in 1955, Ovens has a seating capacity of 2,455 and has hosted over 7,500 events (as of April 2009). It is managed by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.

History[edit]

Ovens Auditorium, located adjacent to Bojangles' Coliseum on East Independence Blvd., opened along with the original Coliseum in 1955. The auditorium underwent minor renovations in 2002, that resulted in ADA compliance, better acoustics and an upgrade of the sound system.

Concerts[edit]

Other events[edit]

  • Billy Graham Crusades played in late 1950s.
  • Wicked sold out for two straight weeks in 2008 becoming the first for straight sellouts.
  • High School and College Graduations have made Ovens Auditorium their home
  • Family Shows that have made their way to Ovens Auditorium include:

Awards and recognitions[edit]

In 2008, Ovens Auditorium was named the #38 Top Theatre in the World by POLLSTAR.

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