The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is a three-venue, three-stage performing arts complex comprising the Diana Wortham Theatre, the Tina McGuire Theatre, and the Henry LaBrun Studio.
All three spaces are available to rent for community and private events, from music and theater performances, to workshops and conferences, to weddings and receptions. These venues come performance-ready — equipped with professional lighting, seating and sound infrastructure, along with full use of the Wortham Center Box Office, Wortham Center courtyard, lobby, lounge and concession area. All three stages have professionally sprung dance floors.
Inquiries can be made for one venue, multiple venues or for the entire Wortham Center. Individuals or organizations interested in booking any portion of the center for a community, corporate or private event should contact Community Engagement Director Jared McEntire at 828-257-4512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diana Wortham Theatre is a world-class 500-seat performance venue with more than 25 years of experience in presenting the best in music, theatre and dance by nationally and internationally touring performing artists (the Wortham Center Presents series); and is the home for more than 40 regional arts groups and organizations, which utilize the theatre to present performances and events to their constituencies. The Diana Wortham Theatre has a state-of-the-art sound system, hearing assistance technology and energy-efficient LED lighting.
At 1,500 square feet, Tina McGuire Theatre is a multiuse black box performance space with comfortable, convertible seating options for 80-100 people. It is ideal for professional music, comedy, theatre and dance performances due to its complex lighting and sound capabilities; immersive or experimental performance art; corporate or professional events, meetings or conferences with PowerPoint/presentation capabilities; community receptions; workshopping performances for larger stages; readings or storytelling. The Tina McGuire Theatre also comes equipped with dressing rooms and a green room for performers.
Henry LaBrun Studio is a 1,075-square-foot performance space with comfortable, convertible seating options for 65-85 people. This space is ideal for lectures, keynotes, storytelling, readings, cabaret-style events, yoga (or similar) classes, table tennis or other gaming tournaments, special screenings, educational events, youth and children’s events, intimate piano concerts, chamber music, acoustic music (due to the studio’s natural amplification) and community receptions. This space has its own lobby, giving it a private, intimate feel, separate from the rest of the Wortham Center. It also has access to a private, “VIP” breakout area, with access to a prep-kitchen for caterers.