Carolina Performing Arts
Current Artspace & Studio
Chapel Hill, NC
Current is a new downtown Chapel Hill venue to house Carolina Performing Arts’ experimental Arts@the Core program.
It is conceived as a multidisciplinary space where academics blend with music, theater and dance. A 3,000 sf multiform “black box” theater will accommodate up to 248 patrons in a variety of configurations. Unique elements include a glass exterior wall, making activities within visible to passersby and a 25-foot wide operable wall to allow the theater to open onto an adjacent plaza, and expanding the possibilities for performance and art installations. A colorful angled feature wall within enhances the space’s acoustic performance, while acting as an engaging focal point.
The theater is paired with a 2,300 sf dance studio, also highly visible to the public in this mixed-use development. Back of house spaces, including dressing rooms, a control booth, loading and storage complete this innovative new venue for the arts.