209 North Spruce Street

Winston-Salem NC 27101

Hanesbrands Theatre

Hanesbrands Theatre was the first of the three multi-function theatres on our Arts Campus at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts.  With its state-of-the art lighting, projection and audio systems, Hanesbrands Theatre’s black-box design was the trendsetter in downtown Winston-Salem when it opened in 2010.  It remains the premier black-box theatre in the City, 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, film and other visual arts screenings, music and dance.  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 retractable seating, Hanesbrands Theatre can be configured for a wide variety of non-theatrical events and activities, such as private receptions and parties, corporate training programs, public lectures and town-hall style meetings.  It has hosted seated catered events for as many as 300 guests. 


The alluring entrance Lobby and mezzanine of the Hanesbrands Theatre provides an enhancing dimension for attendees at Theatre events.

Hanesbrands Theatre Lobby

The Lobby of the Hanesbrands Theatre is itself a destination space that can host a variety of receptions and other activities.  Adjoining the Theatre Lobby is the Duke Energy Gallery, which is a special art exhibition space that is curated year round by Art Nouveau Winston-Salem, the Arts Council’s affiliate group of young professionals who are art devotees. 


The Theatre Lobby opens up to a mezzanine, which has space for displays or seating as part of any event on the main level.  The overall Theatre Lobby space can be configured to accommodate as many as 150 guests for events.


The Theatre Lobby is accentuated by a dramatic, large scale, wall mural that extends to both levels.  This commissioned work features a

mirrored cymatic paint exploration by noted international painter, Jimmy O'Neal, of Madison County, North Carolina. It is an innovative and intriguing study in visible sound and vibration.

Additional Amenities
On Campus Parking

Convenient parking is located directly across the street. Event Parking will be charged at $3 per car for most evening and weekend events. Weekday day time parking available for a minimum fee. There are several parking garages located within walking distance.


Hanesbrands Theatre, the Mountcastle Forum, and Reynolds Place Theatre offer concessions for each show. Included for sale are candy, sodas, popcorn, beer, and wine. All concessions are permitted inside the theater unless otherwise noted.


All Facilities owned and operated by the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County are ADA Compliant. Hanesbrands Theatre offers hearing assistance devices upon request.