This historic Bojangles' Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium opened as part of the auditorium-coliseum complex located on Independence Boulevard in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 11, 1955. The complex provided the city with its first major civic auditorium and dedicated sports and concert venue.
The parking and getting into the theater was very easy and convenient and no extra charge which was nice! As far as inside the actual theater I can only rate based off our "cheap" seats in the back. There was not much leg space so I was uncomfortable the whole time with my knees crammed (I am 5'9"). We also could not see the actors and actresses faces from our seats. Maybe if we were on the lower level or closer we could have seen more and potentially leg room is bigger in the more expensive seats.
In the seats we could afford, I couldn't make out the actors' faces (but if the lady two rows in front of you decided to put a bun on top of her head, that's pretty much ALL you can see anyway. Thanks lady). The seats were super uncomfortable with no leg room. The kid behind me kept bashing her knees into my seat.The line for the bathroom was ridiculous. I waited for the entire intermission and then had to rush back before they closed the doors. My biggest concern, though? If there had been a fire, we would have been trapped and/or caught in a stampede. We were in the balcony, or as the (THIRD) ticket checker told us, "up in the air," packed in like sardines. The only exit signs visible to us were down by the stage. It seemed like an awful lot of people for four exits. Although the sound quality was excellent, it's definitely my least favorite Belk venue.
Me and my family went here to see Wicked. We had an absolutely amazing time. The staff were incredibly nice and amazing, the building is beautiful. There were plenty of bathrooms to provide for the large amounts of people that were in attendance. 10/10
Wonderful place to see a show! Always a good time. Beer, wine, liquor, soda and light snacks are available from the friendly staff. Great place to bring a date or a group of friends! Be advised, the rules around food/drink inside the auditorium differs per show (especially with covid). Some prefomers don't allow food or drink inside there shows. This is determined by the performer, not the venue.
If I could give it 0 stairs I would. Paid money for these incredible seats. Much better seat next time around