The Future of Pease Auditorium

Pease Auditorium will permanently close in January 2019 after more than 50 years of memorable productions, performances and events. Pease Auditorium and the aging building that surrounds it – the Hagemeyer Learning Resource Center (LRC) – will come down and be replaced by a new, state-of-the art library for CPCC’s students.  The new LRC will also include a replacement of the existing Pease Auditorium and gallery.

The final CPCC Summer Theatre performance in Pease Auditorium will be “The Mousetrap,” which runs June 29 – July 8.  The last CPCC Theatre performance in the venue will be “The Music of the Night: The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber,” which runs Oct. 26 – Nov. 4. The final CPCC performance in Pease Auditorium will be the CPCC Dance Theatre’s fall 2018 Student/Faculty Showcase, which runs Nov. 30 – Dec. 2. The space will remain available for rentals until the end of January 2019.

Tickets will likely sell quickly for the final performances in this storied venue, so learn more at


CPCC Theatre Presents “The Trip to Bountiful” Sept. 25 – Oct. 4

A Trip To Bountiful
The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote
September 25 – October 4
Pease Auditorium, Central Campus
Ticket prices:
  • Adult ticket: $18
  • Child ticket: $10
  • College or high school student (with valid ID): $5
  • Faculty and staff ticket: $5 (one per CPCC ID)
(Tickets subject to NC entertainment tax.)
Free parking available in theater parking deck located off of 4th Street.
For additional information, call the box office at 704.330.6534 or visit the box office in the lobby of Overcash Center on Central Campus.

You’re Invited to Attend Queen City Soup

Project Art Aid is excited to announce another “Queen City Soup,” its micro-grant program to promote the arts in Charlotte. This year’s event is being held in CPCC’s Pease Auditorium on Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. The organization hopes you decide to attend its 8th micro-grant event and help it create the largest grant yet! The event will feature:
  • special emcee Mike Watson
  • appetizers, desserts and soft drinks
  • and more!
CPCC student tickets are $5 when paid in advance using the discount code “CPCC” online, or $7.50 at the door. To purchase tickets, click here.

Dress is casual and parking is free in the CPCC Parking Deck.

The proposals are available for review here. Queen City Soup is organized by Project Art Aid, and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

CPCC Dance Theatre to Present “Seeds of Change” April 25, 26 and 27

CPCC Dance Theatre will present “Seeds of Change” on April 25, 26 and 27 in Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Central Campus.
Celebrate the coming of spring with this concert series featuring choreography by CPCC dance faculty members Katharyn Horne, Melissa Pihos and Clay Daniel.
Featured performances include Pantheon, The Wives, Bohemian Suite, Slick and Rogue Time.
Tickets are $10 and $5 for students, faculty and staff and retirees with college ID and children, 10 and under.
Purchase online at or call the SunTrust Box Office at 704.330.6534.


THE Geek Fest hosts BarCamp Charlotte 8 @CPCC

BarCamp Charlotte

BarCamp Charlotte

This year, CPCC’s THE Geek Fest is hosting BarCamp Charlotte, the region’s premiere technology and innovations “unconference” event.

A BarCamp is a community-organized democratic event and typically centers around tech and innovation. Professionals and creatives attend and pitch to speak on emerging trends, technologies and topics that they love. Attendees then vote for the day’s agenda. BarCamp Charlotte has hosted seven successful events with more than 250 attendees.

BarCamp brings out the best and brightest in the tech, arts, startups, tech, media, investing, marketing and computer fields. From freelancers to entrepreneurs, to executives and college students, all are encouraged to participate.
CPCC students and employees are invited to geek with us!
For more event details and to register, visit

CPCC Theatre Announces 2012-2013 Season

Arts at CPCC

Arts at CPCC

Season tickets go on sale August 15. Single tickets go on sale Sept. 1.

Pease Auditorium
September 28 – October 7
Featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, composer of “Wicked,” “Pippen” and “Children of Eden,” “Godspell” boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day.” Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, “Godspell” is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.

Pease Auditorium
October 26 – November 4
Looking for a hilarious good time this fall? Then grab your tickets to “Sylvia,” a modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. That’s right – a dog! Never has man and his best friend been presented in more touching way. CPCC Theatre brings the story of Greg and Kate and their foundling Sylvia to the Pease stage for the first time. If you’re a dog lover, you’ll love this show. If you’re not, you will be by the time it is over. Get your tickets now for a howling good time!

Big River

February 15 – 24, 2013
Halton Theater
Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.

August Wilson’s Fences
April 12 – 21, 2013

Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, August Wilson’s “Fences” is a sensational drama focusing on Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. Written by the author of “The Piano Lesson,” “Fences” will be part of the Sensoria Festival.