Blumenthal Performing Arts: Spirit Square

Hosts: Lauren Livesay,
Jenny Kabool,

Blumenthal Performing Arts
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
345 N. College Street
Charlotte, NC  28202

Spirit Square is on the corner of 7th and College Streets. The McGlohon Theater is on the first floor of the building near the Tryon Street side.

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Venue Details

Site Specific Details

Please see rules for additional technical info.

Approximate size of backstage storage area: 10’x10′

Stage Dimensions: See dimensions.

Load-in doors: See stage diagram for details. See image here.

Location of start line: Stage Right

Location of finish line: Stage Left

Tours of the space: Please email the hosts to make arrangements.

Headsets: Headsets are not available unless requested in advance.

Booth location: The sound and light boards will be located next to each other in the back of the house. One student can call both light and sound cues.

Piano/Orchestra Set-up: A Yamaha CP300 Stage Piano will be available. It has an 88-key Graded Hammer keyboard with authentic touch.  A stand, seat, and pedals will be provided. Schools can also bring their own keyboards if they prefer. They will be set up in the Stage Left area.  There is no room for an orchestra.

Sound: Sound can be played from a computer, iPad, iPhone, CD, or mp3 player and they can be plugged into the sound board. If a computer or iPad/iPhone/mp3 player is used, students will run their own cues. A handheld microphone is available, please notify host if you wish to use it (prior to the Festival). Download the sound cue sheet.

Lighting: View the lighting areas and download the light cue sheetThe deadline to submit cue sheets and your program page to your host is March 5.

Load-In Details: Please carefully review load-in instructions here.

Parking and Student Drop-off Information

Please share this information with parents and drivers:

Instructions for personal vehicles

Instructions for buses and trucks


There are several restaurants in Uptown Charlotte. 

Recommended restaurants:

Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza
225 E 6th Street

Queen City Q Barbeque
225 E 6th Street 

Fuel Pizza
Corner of 6th and College Streets

Pita Pit
College Street between 5th and 6th Streets

Tryon Street between 5th and Trade Streets

Epicenter Restaurants – Corner of Trade and College Streets: 

  • Firehouse Subs
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Libretto’s Pizzeria
  • Five Guys
  • Jason’s Deli

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