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Theater Space

Sweet Bee Theater in the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro is a great place to hold events for up to 104 attendees. Sweet Bee Theater, Caffe, Great Room Gallery, music rooms and the entire facility are available to rent ala carte or as an entire facility package.


Space/Room Rentals for:

• Corporate Events,

• Private Meetings, 

• Parties,


• Classes,

• Fundraisers,

• Stage performances and presentations,

• Concerts

• Events big and small


We are committed to providing you with the highest level of service, so you’ll always choose us for your event needs. The rental process is easy. We genuinely care about your project and your experience, and it shows.


Our facility schedule is often set months in advance but certain days and times are often available with little advanced notice.

Contact us today, and see what our commitment to quality service is all about! 


Contact:  Craig Witter, CFTA Executive Director


Office:  (919) 533-6997

Cell:  (919) 949-7181

Center for the Arts, Pittsboro is located in the heart of downtown Pittsboro, NC at 18A East Salisbury Street.

The Venue is ADA compliant.


Scroll down to see rental rates and policies, floor plan, equipment technical specifications and more details.

Alcohol is welcome so long as NC-ABC and local laws and ordinances are met.

Amenities include:

• Stage,

• Professional Sound System,

• Professional A/V Technician,

• Very Nice Big Restrooms,

• Catering/Food Prep Area,

• Video Projector,

• Large Video Screen,

• Experienced Staff to give you the BEST Experience.

The total capacity of entire facility is 124.

We have 2 “event areas.” Both are included when you rent the entire facility.


Large Event Area - 

Sweet Bee Theater is an open slate.

We can set up for your event customized to your requirements.


Sweet Bee Theater handles:

• Table seating up to 66*,

• Off-stage seating up to 90*,

• Standing room up to 104*

*Our reconfigurable stage is most often a 25'x12' rectangle positioned across one end of the theater.

Moveable platform additions are available in triangles, squares and rectangles of various heights and sizes.

The stage can be configured for anything from a lecture, panel discussion, pageant runway, up to .

Music/Audio Recording Rooms

We have 2 sound-engineered Music/Audio Recording rooms on site (each is roughly 9'x9'+).

Music rooms each rent for $5 per half hour.

2 electronic pianos are included in the rental price.

This room is not included with and may be used by others during rentals of front room or back theater room.

Capacity of the Music/Audio Recording room is 4 persons.

Scroll down for a floor plan.

Rental Rates

Available days and times are limited; please inquire about schedule.


• Music/Audio Recording rooms rent for $10 per hour.

Sweet Bee Theater and caffe seating area in CFTA's Great Room Gallery are rented separately per the price/deposit/terms as follows.

• Minimum room rental charge is $105 (3 hrs. at $35 each),

• 3 hour minimum - additional hours or parts thereof are $30 each,

• Full-day 1 room rentals are $300 (8am - Midnight or other times as agreed)

• $90 security/cleaning deposit due with reservation (Deposit will be refunded if room, furnishings and equipment are left in same, good, clean condition as provided).

Basic room rentals include tables and chairs on site (first come first served).

We usually have about eight 2'x4' folding plastic tables available; folding tables 

The sky is the limit for those who want a custom configuration of space(s).

Catering, A/V equipment, custom furnishings, deluxe lighting, decorations, wait staff, etc. available at extra cost. Please inquire.

Contact us today to take a tour of the venue.

We hope you will find we are the perfect venue for your event.


  • All theater rentals based on availability when reservation is made.

  • Total capacity of Sweet Bee Theater is 104.

  • Venue is ADA Compliant.

  • Rental of space(s) at the Center for the Arts includes the use of existing tables and chairs.

  • ...Tables:  8+- each, 2'x4' with 4 height adjustments

  • ...Chairs:  65 each, padded burgundy Banquet Chairs, 20+ folding metal chairs of various colors, 12 each stools of various heights

  • Renter must set up tables and chairs and return them to beginning placement during their rental time.

  • You can have alcohol on the premises but you must abide by NC-ABC and local laws and ordinances and take full responsibility for all eventualities.

  • We will be happy to provide a list of qualified caterers.

  • The Center for the Arts must approve the caterer you use for your event.

  • Renter is responsible for cleaning up the facility to its beginning state within rented time.

  • Trash cans in the space must be emptied in barrels marked "Pittsboro Youth Theater" in alley.

  • Paint, food and goo wash up area is in the kitchen sink area only; NO WASHING ANYTHING BUT HANDS IN RESTROOMS!!!

  • Our catering/food prep area with a linoleum tile floor, sink and formica counter top is between the 2 rooms; we do not have a full kitchen on-site.

  • Catering/food prep area and restrooms are shared by both front and back rooms unless entire facility is rented.

  • A non-refundable deposit of $90 is required to reserve your event date(s) and the remaining balance is due at least at the beginning of the event.

  • We have state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and services available for an additional charge including a large HD video screen, theatrical lighting, concert audio system with microphones, etc.; the sky is the limit.


Adn'l. Equipment Rental Price List:

  • Sales tax will be added to prices of rented equipment.

  • Base Audio System:  New 14-channel Mackie mixer, Professional Audio amplifier, 4-Crate PA speakers permanently installed on ceiling, basic cords and connectors and 2-channel speaker system ...all connected and operational - $25 for 4 hours and $5 per hour thereafter.

  • ...Base price reflects basic or better equipment as currently installed at time of rental. Extensive upgrades and options available at adn'l. cost)

  • Video Projector (HD) and screen - $85 for 4 hours and $5 per hour thereafter, (9'x12'). Permanently installed on back of stage, generally no charge, add $20 per hour, if existing sets must be removed to reveal screen.

  • Hand held vocal mic, stand, cable - $25

  • Complete professional A/V​ equipment and services available - Inquire

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Sat. 8am-5pm

Sun. Noon-4

...& for events



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