The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater is a beautifully-restored treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places that offers visitors a unique and visually stunning experience. The theater is located at 315 North Chestnut Street in the heart of downtown Lumberton. First opened in 1928 as a vaudeville and silent film house, the theater offers a wide array of programming including live touring performances, original productions, art exhibits, films, special events and rentals.

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Theater Announces 2021-22 Mainstage Series

CAROLINA CIVIC CENTER HISTORIC THEATER 2021-22 SEASON SCHEDULE TOURING AND ORIGINAL MAINSTAGE PERFORMANCES The Carolina Civic Center  Historic Theater, located in downtown Lumberton, has announced its 2021-22 mainstage series of performances. Season tickets will go on sale 12pm Monday August 2 while tickets for individual shows will be available for purchase at 12pm Monday August […]

My Time to Shine Competition Winners

The virtual event was pre-taped and streamed Saturday April 17. Ashtyn Thomas – 1st place winner ($1000) Singer (Warrior). Courtesy of Mrs. Katrina Brewington owner of Speech Fundamentals PLLC Alaira Jacobs – 2nd place winner ($500) Singer (Impossible Dream).  Courtesy of Dr. Dalton P. Brooks Nate Prince – 3rd place winner ($250) Mime Presentation (You’re […]

Our State Magazine Discount Offer!

Special offer from Our State!  Our wonderful patrons – whom we miss so terribly!- know that we often give out complementary issues of Our State magazine in the lobby after the show, including a discount code should they wish to subscribe. We aren’t seeing you in person right now, but the offer still stands! Save […]

“Spotlight on Local Talent” Performance Series, Quarantine Edition

“Spotlight on Local Talent” Performance Series, Quarantine Edition The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater, located in downtown Lumberton, NC, is presenting a series of on-line concerts while its live performances are being rescheduled to the 1920-21 season due to COVID-19 social gathering restrictions. This series features intimate performances by regional artists who have a connection […]

Reschedule of Upcoming Events

The Annual My Time to Shine Talent Competition has been put on hold until safe reschedule date can be determined later this summer.  Current tickets will be valid on the new date and patrons will not need an updated ticket. The theater also is working to reschedule other upcoming events and rentals. This is the […]

New Lobby/Event Space Announced!

As approved by Lumberton city council Monday October 14, here is the exterior illustration of the theater’s new annex, which will include expanded lobby, concessions, special event space, storage and catering kitchen. Now we can more fully live up to the name “Civic Center”! Additional lobby space provided by the annex will significantly increase comfort […]


SEASON TICKETS GO ON SALE 12PM AUGUST 1! General on sale August 12. CAROLINA CIVIC CENTER HISTORIC THEATER 2019-20 SEASON SCHEDULE Tickets for the Mainstage Series can be purchased on-line by going to our web site at  Tickets also can be purchased in-person or with credit card or cash noon to 5:30 pm Monday […]

Season Announcement Party!

Season Announcement Party!

Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater Hosts 2019-20 Season Announcement Party. 5:30-7pm Thursday June 6, 2019 The Carolina Civic Center invites the community to attend a special event announcing its 2019-2020 Mainstage Season. The event will feature live performances, as well as complementary wine, beverages and light hors d’oeuvres while attendees watch the unveiling of the theater’s […]

Auditions for Annual Talent Competition and Annie the Musical February 8-10

Auditions will be held February 8, 9, and 10 at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton for two separate upcoming productions. My Time To Shine Talent Competition February 8 (6:00 & 7:30) and 9 (11:00am) The theater’s popular and competitive annual talent competition includes all categories of talent including singing, dancing, instrumentals […]