Ovens Auditorium

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.



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 and Events

  • Billy Graham Crusades played in late 1950’s.
  • 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

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

External links

Coordinates: 35°12′13″N 80°47′39″W / 35.20361°N 80.79417°W / 35.20361; -80.79417

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