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Sarah Graham Kenan Auditorium

Click here to see upcoming shows!Conveniently located by the north entrance of the UNCW campus, Sarah Graham Kenan Auditorium is perfectly positioned for both student and community audiences. Our 1,000-seat auditorium is the largest performing arts venue on campus and is home to over 170 events per year. As a multifaceted venue we strive to serve UNCW’s educational endeavors as well as the larger Wilmington community. We host a wide variety of productions by esteemed local artists and internationally-acclaimed performers alike. Additionally, we value our utility as a community resource, and welcome lectures, conferences, and large-scale meetings.

With a professional stage crew and box office staff, Kenan Auditorium is an ideal venue for arts organizations, dance groups, theatre groups, and music groups, as well as corporations, churches and other civic groups. We are equipped with state-of-the-art audio, video and lighting equipment, as well as a knowledgeable and friendly staff. With nearly 50 years of experience, we are prepared to accommodate your specific needs.

In order for us to better serve you, we ask that you please read the Facility Use Guide in its entirety. All renters are subject to the rules, policies and protocols listed in the Facility Use Guide. For additional information, please contact Jeremy Summers, Director of Artistic Operations. We look forward to working with you!


Facility Use Guide

Updated 6/29/22 at 12:40 p.m.

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