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Located at 209 N Spruce Street, Hanesbrands Theatre was the first of the three multi-function theatres on Arts Council's campus. With state-of-the art lighting, projection, and audio systems, Hanesbrands Theatre is the premier black-box theatre in Winston-Salem, and one of only three art venues in the City with a DCP projection system.


As a performance venue, Hanesbrands Theatre can seat in traditional proscenium style up to 228 for theatre productions, film screenings, music, and dance performances.  It can also be configured for theatre-in-the-round productions.  Hanesbrands Theatre is the principal performing home for several theatre and dance groups, including The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, the North Carolina Black Repertory Company and Winston-Salem Festival Ballet.

With fully retractable seating, Hanesbrands Theatre can be configured for a wide variety of non-theatrical events such as galas, receptions, corporate gatherings, and town-hall style meetings.  It has hosted seated catered events for as many as 300 guests. 


The lobby of Hanesbrands Theatre is itself a destination space, featuring a dramatic two-story mirrored mural by internationally-noted painter, Jimmy O'Neal, of Madison County, NC. The mural is an innovative and intriguing study in visible sound and vibration, composed of mirrored cymatic paint. 


The theatre lobby, overlooked by a second-story mezzanine and adjoined by a catering kitchen and a glass-enclosed conference room, is a dynamic and compelling space for receptions, meetings, and other live events.

The Hanesbrands Theatre lobby can be configured to accommodate as many as 150 guests.

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On-Campus Parking

Convenient paid parking is available in the paved lot across the street from the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Hourly Parking is available for $3, Daily Parking is available for $6, and Event Parking is available for $5. Pay at the pay station, or online at There are several additional parking garages located within walking distance.


Concessions are available for purchase before performances and during intermission for events in Hanesbrands Theatre, Reynolds Place Theatre, and Mountcastle Forum. Selection includes popcorn, candy, sodas, water, wine, and beer. Concessions are permitted inside theatre venues unless otherwise noted. All concessions proceeds benefit Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County.


Arts Council venues are delighted to provide accessible accommodations and services for guests with disabilities. Hanesbrands Theatre offers assistive listening devices upon request. For specific accessibility requests, email


Interested in renting Hanesbrands Theatre for a production, performance, or private event? Visit our Rental Information page for pricing and booking information, and to fill out a rental inquiry form. 

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