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.
Clean, the parking lot was close by. They were very organized. The temperature of the auditorium was very comfortable. It complimented the hot hot hot temperature outside. The doors opened exactly the time stated. Don't expect to get in any earlier. They will open the doors two minutes to 2pm and stand there until 2pm. They are anal when it comes to time. Great venue for play or graduation.
We went there for a comedy show. The seats were very small, bathrooms were clean, staff was very friendly and the prices on alcohol was okay. Nothing special about this place, it is outdated but plenty of accessible parking lot.
We live in Virginia and don't often find ourselves in Charlotte. We planned this weekend so that we could see "School of Rock". We definitely enjoyed the show and the venue. Parking was easy and we liked that food and drink was available before the show. We'll definitely keep Ovens in mind next time we're in town.
This is a cozy concert space. I've sat at many different angles over the years here in you pretty much get a good view no matter where you sit. The drinks and foods are on par with the movie theater as far as cost is concerned. Parking is usually pretty easy. My only complaint is really when you walk into the theater after being out in the lobby there's no lighting. So you have a hard time seeing where supposed to sit or go. It would be nice if they would do like movie theaters to put lights in the floor.
Great venue, not a bad seat in the house. Mavis Staples was awesome! Buddy Guy was way too loud which caused him to be distorted. Easy parking, in and out.