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Ovens Auditorium




East Charlotte

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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.

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Ron D

a month ago

Amazing small venue! Intimate comfortable seating with excellent sound and stage visual lines. The staff was kind and helpful. Friendly lot parking that was not only free for our event, Brit Floyd , but a very quick in and out. Excellent all around!!


Jo Covington Nencetti

8 months ago

Great place for concerts. Staff was super awesome and helpful. Very clean restrooms. The concession folks were the best. Thank y'all for sticking with all the Covid challenges.


Michele Lennon

12 months ago

Took my niece out for her first grown up theater experience to see Wicked. I love going to Ovens Auditorium for concerts and other events. There isnt a bad seat in the house. I purchased ticket in the orchestra section row EE center which was right in front of the lighting/sound boards so my 9 year old could stand to see without causing issues. She truly enjoyed the show and is looking forward to seeing Mean Girls next. I made sure we arrived early so was able to secure a good parking space. Also was able to hit the restroom well before showtime so we didnt need to try and fight the crush at intermission.


Dia C. Miller

10 months ago

LOVED the venue! Modern and clean! Sleek, grey walls and wooden seats. The smell reminded me of a high school auditorium. Lol. The lighting was great and we had JUST enough room in our seats. We were Orchestra section, row N, so we had a decent view of the stage and comedians. Acoustics and sound were awesome. The bar out front (serving M&Ms, chips, beer, wine and soft drinks) kept up the pace with all the people in line. Bartenders were on point! Lots of ushers to help direct and get us seated. There were also several stalls in the ladies room, which scores serious points (the line moved fairly quickly.) Overall, a really great experience! My only complaint is that they required everyone to wear a mask in, but if people were eating and drinking they could take them off while doing so. Those folks never put them back on and once others saw them without their masks on, they in turn took theirs off, too. Very few people were actually wearing masks by 20 minutes into the show. I wish I could give this review a 4.5 or 4.7, but I'm reluctantly going with a 5 because everything else was so good!


Cary Herin

6 months ago

This concert venue has been around since I was in college in the early 70s, but it still holds up well. Sound was excellent, if a bit loud. Fast in and out from the parking lot.