The Davis Theatre is located on the second floor of the historic Cabarrus County courthouse. The former courtroom is accessed by matching curved staircases with elegant turned and molded woodwork that rise from the vestibule. A beautiful landing with a soaring ceiling leads to the entry stairs to the theatre. Elevator access is also available.A lavatory and a suite which includes two dressing rooms and the Green Room are located on the third level of the building. This level is accessible only to performers, crew, arts council staff and volunteers on day of show. The elevator to the second floor is conveniently located near back stage.
Both dressing rooms are equipped with mirrors with make-up lights, large full-length mirror, clothes rack, iron and ironing board. Each room can accommodate 4 – 6 persons comfortably.
The Green Room has a small couch and a dining table that seats 8. Other amenities include ample counter space, a sink, microwave oven, refrigerator and coffee maker. There is a sound monitor that supplies house feed.
The lavatory is fully equipped with a shower, sink, toilet, towels and designer toiletries. It is located down a short hallway from the dressing rooms/Green Room suite.
Statistics and Details for Davis Theatre
|Stage Dimensions||26' w x 18'9" d||Clearance under structural beam||15'|
|Proscenium Width||26'||Grid height||15' 5"|
|Proscenium Height||12'||Stage Width||26'|
|Rigging Points||5' on ctr||Stage Depth||18' 9"|
|Centerline to SL Wall||21' 6"|
|Centerline to SR Wall||25'|
|Loading Dock||No loading dock. Stage is on venue second story. Elevator and stair access|
|Seating||Theatre style padded|
|Blackout||Capable of Full Blackout|
|Console||Allen & Heath GL 2400-32|
|Speakers||EAW VR-51 Exploded Cluster|
|Amps||QSX rmx series|
|DSP||DBX Drive Rack PA|
|Wedge Monitors||Community CPL-23|
|Flown Stage Monitors||Community MVP-12M|
|Wired Mics||Sennheiser e835|
|Wireless Mics||Sennheiser EW 135 wireless hand held mics|
|CD Playback||Numark CDN25 dual CD decks (4 decks)|
|Mic Stands||10 Boom stands|
|Screen||16:9 format; 16' wide by 9' tall - located on the rear stage|
|Projector||Panasonic 4000 lumen DLP Projector|
|DVD||1 DVD playback deck|
|Console||Zero 88 LeapFrog|
|16||Source 4 Jr.s 26 degree|
|20||Opti Zoom fresnel style fixtures|
|Dimming||20 amp 2.4kw 4 channel 600 watt per channel dimmers|
|Cyc Wash||L&E Boarder Lights - Well lit and configurable|
|Followspots||2 locations for followspots - In most cases, followspots are not necessary in this venue|
|White Cyc (seamless)||1|
|Black Cyc (seamless)||1|
Stories Under the Stars:
Saturday, May 18
Kannapolis Branch Library
Free outdoor family performance includes stories and songs.
Living Room Reading Series:
The Dixie Swim Club
Sunday, May 19
Old Courthouse Theatre
Free reading of PG-13 rated comedy.
Want to volunteer for the arts council?
The arts council is looking for volunteer docents for The Galleries and ushers for Davis Theatre productions.More information...