Know Before You Go

Please read the following carefully before purchasing tickets or attending an event at The Clayton Center. Additional details on ticketing for these events is available on our Ticketing page.

House Courtesies

  • All performances will begin promptly at the designated show time.
  • The doors to the auditorium will open 30 minutes before curtain. In some cases, technical considerations may delay the opening of the auditorium.
  • All patrons should plan to arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to show time. Ticket holders arriving late will be asked to wait in the lobby until they can be seated at an appropriate time in the performance and in the closest available seat.
  • As a courtesy to audience members and the artists, please use discretion in choosing to bring an infant or young child to a performance, unless the show is specifically designed for young audiences.

For Patrons with Special Needs

Parking, ramped entrance, wheelchair seating spaces with companion seating and compliant restroom facilities are standard features at The Clayton Center. Assisted Listening Devices (infra-red system receivers) may be requested from the Box Office at no extra charge. When ordering tickets, please notify the box office staff concerning any special needs.

Cameras, Recording Devices and Cell Phones

Photography or recording of any kind is strictly prohibited by copyright law. Use of cellular phones in the auditorium during the performance is strictly prohibited.


Parking at The Clayton Center is always free. Parking lots are located behind the building (Horne Street entrance) and on the corner of E. Second and Fayetteville streets. Once parking in these lots is full, you may park on the street. Please avoid any “No Parking” areas marked by signs or “yellow” zones. 


Concessions may be available during performances at The Clayton Center. Please note that food and beverages are not always permitted in the auditorium. Please look for signs that indicate if food and beverages are allowed in the auditorium during a performance. Patron cooperation with this policy is appreciated.

 Prior to – or after – the show, we encourage you to enjoy a stop at one Clayton's independently operated downtown restaurants or one of the restaurants located along U.S. 70 Business. Find more info here

 If you have any questions about this performance or about The Clayton Center, please feel free to call the Box Office at 919-553-1737, Monday-Friday, noon to 5:00pm. Or, send us an email at