Frequently Asked Questions

The Dowd Center Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Monroe on Main Street.  You can’t miss the marquee that was fully restored from it’s original design as part of the renovations.

120 S. Main Street
Monroe, NC 28112

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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 the Downtown Monroe parking map.

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

Casual dress is usually the norm.

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

The Dowd Center Theatre Box Office is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 AM – 12 PM. All other in-person visits should be arranged by appointment.
The best way to purchase tickets is through the events links on our website or by calling the box office.

For general inquiries and event information please call (704) 282-4577 or email us at dctheatre@monroenc.org

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.

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.

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

Tickets will only be refunded in the event of cancellation.