Updates to the new Wortham Center for the Performing Arts include a renovated outdoor courtyard and updated indoor lobby area. Architectural rendering courtesy of Clark Nexsen.
Wortham Center for the Performing Arts Rental Info
The new Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is a three-venue, three-stage performing arts complex comprising the existing Diana Wortham Theatre, the new Tina McGuire Theatre, and the new Henry LaBrun Studio. The Wortham Center is now accepting inquiries for the use of all three of its performance spaces.
Construction on the Wortham Center began in January 2019 and will be complete by September 2019, at the start of the Wortham Center’s 2019/2020 Mainstage season. The Tina McGuire Theatre and Henry LaBrun Studio will be open and available for community use beginning September 2019. The Diana Wortham Theatre continues to be available for use now.
Upon opening, all three spaces will be available to rent for community events, from music and theater to workshops and conferences. These venues come performance-ready, equipped with professional lighting, seating and sound infrastructure, along with full use of the Wortham Center box office. Smaller than the Diana Wortham Theatre but larger than comparable local stages, the newest two spaces are available at an attainable price, with special discounted rates available to nonprofit organizations.
Each of the three spaces will have access to the Wortham Center courtyard, lobby, box office, lounge and concession area — and all three stages have professionally sprung dance floors. The Wortham Center’s professional lighting and sound staff are available upon request for an hourly fee.
Inquiries can be made for one venue, multiple venues or for the entire Wortham Center. The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts will officially open in September 2019 at 18 Biltmore Avenue. Individuals or organizations interested in booking any portion of the center for a future event should contact Events Manager Alec Castro at 828-210-9850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.