Technical Information

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 accessible elevator and stairs.


Seating Theatre style padded
Capacity 227
lighting Console controlled
Blackout Capable of Full Blackout

House Sound

Console PreSonus 24.4.2
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 (4)
  Shure Beta 5.8 (6)
  AKG C1000 Condenser Mic (2)
  AKG C3000 Condenser Mic (2)
  Drum Kit Audix
Wireless Mics Sennheiser EW 135 wireless hand held mics
  Senheiser wireless handheld mic headset
CD Playback Numark CDN25 dual CD decks (2 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


Main Valance 1
Main Traveler 1
Legs 2 pair
White Cyc (seamless) 1
Black Cyc (seamless) 1

Employment Opportunities



Upcoming Events

That Art Night

Friday , Nov. 4


Cabarrus Brewing Company

Enjoy an evening of art & locally-crafted brew!


Dancing for the Arts

Saturday, Nov. 12

6pm - 12pm

The Galleries & Davis Theatre

Local stars and their pro dance partners face off at arts council's annual fundraiser!


Art Lab

Wednesday, Nov. 16

10:00am, Registration required

The Galleries

An immersive arts experience and guided exhibition tour for kids!



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...

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Virtual Tour of The Galleries & Davis Theatre