Event Rental Opportunities

Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center at the Tom & Martha Smith Event Center

VERY LIMITED DATES AVAILABLE. Please contact us as soon as possible for a consultation and to schedule your event. Thank you!

Create your own experience with Lee Street theatre.  Whether you are planning a wedding, reception, business conference, or birthday party, we will work with you to make sure your event goes off without a hitch. Our 9,000 square foot performing arts center offers one of the most flexible and unique spaces in North Carolina.  We understand that every event is different so we offer individual attention to fit each event.

Our performing arts center offers 4 options for rentals:

Front of House Rental 

75 people max

This option includes our deck, lobby, and ‘Limelight’ bar & lounge.  This option is perfect for spring, summer, & fall when the weather is nice.  Great for small reunions, parties, or cocktail events.

“Lee Street Theatre was such a unique venue for my bridal shower. I love the modern rustic and industrial style of the front lobby. The staff was very accommodating. I can’t recommend them enough!”                                                                      – Courtney, May 2017

Small Event Rental 

175 people max

This option includes deck, lobby, ‘Limelight’ bar & lounge, and the ‘Cobb-Hubbard Rehearsal Room’.  This option is good for small lunch/dinner parties or small presentation/conference events.

Large Event Rental 

325 people max

This option includes deck, lobby, ‘Limelight’ bar & lounge, and the 3,000 square foot ‘Lee Wallace Family Theater’ space.  This option is great for large company parties, seated banquet style events (sit up to 200 with tables & chairs), corporate events, galas, or large parties.  Renting this space includes options of using our professional lighting & sound system, stage, & curtains.

Full Event Center Rental 

400 people max

This option includes full use of Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center at the Tom & Martha Smith Event Center.  Get all of the spaces above for one rate.. The ‘Lee Wallace Family Theater’ Space seats a maximum of 250, so this total includes 3 separate spaces. 


For   further   information   about   our   rental   program   or   to   inquire about   an   event,   please   email

Please be aware that we cannot accommodate walk-up tours of our facility – all tours are by appointment only.

* Rates listed above are not all inclusive. This total includes a 20% Cleaning Fee and a $120 Rental Manager Fee. The Rental Manager is limited to 3 hours of prep work with the LESSEE for anything related to the event (i.e. emails, tours, design meetings and any further meetings). Additional time can be arranged if needed for an additional fee. The Cleaning Fee insures that the LESSOR will provide the LESSEE with a clean facility. For any questions about the cost, and fees please contact the office.*