The Mcglohon Theatre

Small Stage Show Venue

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Venue Information

Mcglohon Theatre is an entertainment venue located at Spirit Square, Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s named after the great jazz pianist Loonis Mcglohon, and it has turned into a popular place for those looking for memorable live music shows.

Before it was reconstructed as a theater in 1980, Mcglohon Theater was a First Baptist Church sanctuary. This explains the magnificent stained glass windows and the Byzantine dome, which create a unique atmosphere and musical experience.

The theater has an orchestra level and a balcony level, and it can seat 730 people. You can find a seating chart available on the venue’s website. Mcglohon Theater prides itself on providing access to all, and it offers services for visually impaired or hearing impaired people. You can also bring your service animal with you. 

Mcglohon Theater also offers parking space to his patrons in the venue’s designated garage for the modest sum of $5. You can purchase the parking pass online or at the theater. 


345 N College St
Charlotte, NC 28202
First Ward


Phone number (704) 348-5740
Venue website

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What Are Mcglohon Theatre Visitors Saying?

  • A resident of Charlotte, North Carolina says that she was very impressed by the interior of Mcglohon Theater and that the setting is very intimate. She shares that she stumbled upon the theater accidentally, but she liked the Marc Cohn concert very much. The ticket buyer mentions that she was three rows from the stage and she could see everything perfectly. The venue even served beer and wine before the show. The acoustics was also impressive, and she highly recommends Mcglohon Theater if you are looking for something extraordinary.
  • A live music fan, who parked nearby the venue, states that the building is well-design and it offers amazing sightlines no matter where you sit. The reviewer attended both concerts and lectures, and the experience was unforgettable. She also notes that the seats are comfortable and provide plenty of leg room. The only thing she didn’t like were the bathrooms in the foyer.
  • Another ticket purchaser observes that parking is easy and affordable. He shares that Open Mic night is one of the best times to visit Mcglohon Theater if you want to see different singers, poets, and musicians. The ushers are also friendly, polite and attentive. He concludes that the venue is perfect for small, intimate performances.
  • A concert fan, who booked a flight to Charlotte, North Carolina for a business meeting, says that visiting Mcglohon Theater was one of this best decisions. He shares that Jesse Cook’s concert was fantastic and the view inside the theater is breathtaking. The reviewer also notes that the acoustics is perfect for all types of shows and that there is not a bad He concludes that Mcglohon Theater is a true gem worth visiting.
  • Another customer also remarks that the venue has a great reception area where you can grab a drink before the show. And it’s conveniently located near several restaurants and hotels if you’re looking for a bite. The reviewer adds that you can find an available parking space easily even if the venue’s parking lot is full.
  • A ticket buyer notes that Mcglohon Theater is gorgeous both on the inside and the outside and that he regularly attends concerts and shows there. The best thing about this venue, according to him, is that you feel close to the performers even if you sit on the balcony. What’s more, the price of the tickets is reasonable for Charlotte, North Carolina, and the shows are always well-organized.
  • Another music fan observes that the bathrooms are well-maintained and that the bar offers tasty drinks. But he warns that there are a lot of people at the bar before the beginning of the concert, and you should get there early if you want to have a drink.

Recent Performing Artists

Max Weinberg's Jukebox, Marc Cohn, Blind Pilot, Jonsey, Jesse Cook, The Kingston Trio, 3rd Annual QC Summerfest 2017, Bruce Hornsby and Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Mac McAnally, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, John Cowan and Darin and Brooke Aldridge, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Tommy Emmanuel, Justin Hayward, Josh Ritter, The Subdudes, Jim Brickman, George Winston, Eric Johnson, Mandolin Orange, Jordan Smith, Esperanza Spalding, Damien Escobar, Bob the Drag Queen, Ginger Minj, and Thorgy Thor, and the Annie Moses Band.