Plan Your Visit

The majority of events at The Cary Theater will be General Admission, however, some events will have reserved seating.


The Cary is located at 122 E. Chatham St. in Cary, near the intersection of Academy and Chatham streets. Get directions.


A limited number of parking spaces are available behind the theater. There are also on-street parking spaces and parking lots near the theater. Use the map to view parking options.


The Cary Theater is committed to making its programs and the facility accessible to people of all abilities. If you need special accommodations, please contact the Box Office at (919) 462-2055. 



The Cary has a Main Level and an Upper Lobby Level. All levels are accessible by elevator. Rooms on all levels, including the theater, are also accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Our facility also features ADA-approved signage, and handrails.


Drop off & Parking: 

Patrons with limited mobility may be dropped off in the Parking Lot between The Cary and Johnson’s Jewelers, located on the east side of the building. Handicapped parking is located in this lot.



Wheelchair-accessible restrooms and water fountains are located on the main level of The Cary.


Theater Seating: 

wheelchairThe Cary offers accessible seating in the orchestra and balcony sections of the theater. In addition, there are seating options for guests with visual, hearing and mobility needs. If you need assistance purchasing tickets or have questions about our ADA seating, please contact the Box Office at 919-462-2055. 


Hearing Devices: 

hearingOur theater features an assisted listening system. Receivers with either headphones or hearing aid compatible induction loops amplify the sound from the stage and may be used from any seat. Please see the House Manager in the lobby before the performance with a photo ID to check out a free receiver (subject to availability).


Sign Language Interpretation:

sign languageThe Cary can provide sign language interpretation for guests with hearing disabilities. We ask that requests for this service be made 30 days prior to the event. Requests should be directed to the Program Specialist – Audience Development, Jon Naylor.


Audio Described Performances: 

Audio Description services are provided upon request. Please contact us no later than two months prior to the performance for more information and performance options. Requests should be directed to the Program Specialist – Audience Development, Jon Naylor.


Service Animals:

service animalsService animals are welcome inside The Cary and must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times. If you intend to bring a service animal to an event, please notify your ticket representative at the time of purchase so that an aisle seat may be reserved for you.



Theater doors typically open one half-hour prior to show time. Re-entry is allowed for events as long as the patron has his/her original ticket.


Guest Services is handled by our Front Desk Staff at the The Cary, located in the lobby as you walk through the front door.


Concessions for events at The Cary are provided by our partner coffee shop, Brew Coffee Bar at The Cary Theater. Their menu includes a wide selection of coffee and tea, hot chocolate, sandwiches and breakfast treats.  And, for events at The Cary – butter popcorn, kettle corn, movie candy soft drinks. Beer and wine are also available. Outside food and drinks are not permitted.


There are no ATMs located inside the The Cary. There are two ATMs withing walking distance. One is at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Chatham Streets at Fidelity Bank. Another ATM is located on the Town of Cary Campus at 228 Ambassador Loop, near the Page-Walker Art & History Center. ATM locations are noted on the parking map above.


Restrooms are located inside the venue on the first level behind the elevator. Restrooms are accessible for our guests with disabilities.


Lost and Found items are kept for 30 days. Please call (919) 462-2051 for details regarding lost items. Patrons who find items during an event are asked to drop the item off at the front desk.


• Weapons of any kind
• Pets of any kind (unless it is a service animal)


Grabbing a bite before or after the show? Try one of these Downtown Cary Restaurants.

ACADEMY STREET BISTRO  American, with TVs for sports viewing. Family-friendly.

ANNELORE’S BAKERY  Authentic German bakery.

ASHWORTH’S DRUG STORE  Old-fashioned soda fountain, best hot dogs in town.

BIG DOM’S BAGEL SHOP  Gourmet Bagels

BOND BROTHERS  Brewery and tap room with large patio.


BREW  Coffee and more in The Cary Theater lobby.

CHATHAM STREET WINE MARKET  Boutique wine shop and tastings bar.

CHATHAM HILL WINERY  Urban winery and tastings room.

CROSSTOWN PUB  Neighborhood pub feel with pub fare including fish & chips, burgers, and local beers.

DI FARA PIZZA TAVERN  Labeled the best pizzeria in New York City. Di Fara is proud to bring their family-owned business to Downtown Cary. 

EL AMIGO MEXICAN RESTAURANT  Tasty tamalesshrimp tacos and asado. Choose between indoor and outdoor seating.

ESTEAMED COFFEE  Building esteem and employment for adults with differing abilities.

parlor making and serving ice cream treats using milk from free-range hormone-free cows.

FRESH  Ice Cream parlor making and serving ice cream treats using milk from free-range hormone-free cows.

GELUNA GELATO  Gelato made the artisanal Italian way. Modern flavors, local ingredients.

HANK’S DOWNTOWN DIVE  A Neighborhood bohemian dive in Downtown Cary. Menus change with the season.

KABABISH  Pakistani and Indian dishes.

KOFFEE KAFE  Coffee and snacks at the Amtrak train station. Open mornings.

LA FARM BAKERY  Authentic French bakery in the heart of Cary.

THE MATTHEWS HOUSE  Gourmet dining and events in historic Greek Revival mansion.

MAXIMILLIAN’S GRILL  Full menu dining, wine selection, bar, pizza, sandwiches, live entertainment.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD SPORTS BAR AND ARCADE  Wings, pizza, and sandwiches plus the latest and greatest 55″ Golden Tee, 65″ Big Buck Online, Wheel of Boxing, Air Hockey, Bubble Chexx Hockey, Foosball, Skee Ball, Basketball, Beer Pong, Pinball, and more!

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON  Bakery and cafe.

PECK & PLUME at the MAYTON INN  This elegant dining room in Downtown Cary’s boutique hotel offers casual Southern fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner plus cocktails.

PHARMACY BOTTLE SHOP  Popular taproom and bottle shop.

PIZZERIA FAULISI  All pizzas are made-to-order in their wood-fired oven.

PRO’S EPICUREAN  One part cafe, one part gourmet market featuring authentic Italian/French/European cuisine

SCRATCH KITCHEN & TAPROOM  Burgers, mac ‘n cheese, sandwiches, salads, and more.

SERENDIPITY GOURMET DELI  Sandwiches and sides

TAIPEI 101  Authentic Chinese Cuisine

UPPER DECK  Sports Bar & Pub.

WOODY’S SPORTS TAVERN & GRILL  American fare, bar, patio, catering.


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