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Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Dowd Center Theatre located?

120 S. Main Street Monroe, NC 28112

Where do I park?

Downtown Monroe has nearly 350 on-street, two-hour parking spaces within walking distance of the Dowd Center Theatre. The spaces are governed by two-hour time limits, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.  Parking laws are strictly enforced. In addition, downtown Monroe has more than 1,000 parking spaces in public parking lots for visitors planning to spend more time in the area.  Call (704) 282-4500 for more information regarding city parking policies.

Click here for Downtown Monroe parking map.

What time do the doors open?

Most events begin promptly at 7:30 PM or 8 PM. Doors to the lobby and gallery usually open an hour earlier.

What should I wear?

Casual dress is usually the norm.

What is the video/camera policy?

The use of recording equipment of any kind is strictly prohibited for ticketed events unless otherwise approved by artists and performers for specific events.

What are your hours of business?

The theatre has not yet opened for business.  An official opening date will be announced within the next few months.

How do I purchase tickets?

The best way to purchase tickets is through the online link on our website or by calling the box office.  You can stop by the theatre during regular business hours.

How do I contact the theatre?
Does the theatre offer concessions?

The Dowd serves beer, wine, and an assortment of soft drinks and beverages. Drinks are allowed in the theatre only with a lid-secured container which be purchased at the concessions stand.  The Dowd also offers an assortment of snack food and popcorn for movies.

Does the theatre have disability access?

Wheelchair access is available in the orchestra and mezzanine sections.  The theatre does not have an elevator; consequently there is no wheelchair access to the balcony. You can call the box office for additional assistance or more information.

Can we meet the artists and performers?

Most artists are willing to sign autographs and meet patrons. On a few occasions due to time restrictions, that is not possible.

Can I get a refund for my tickets?

Tickets will only be refunded in the event of cancellation.