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  • Circus arts & aerial dance
  • Historic Fletcher Hall
  • Watch miners climb telephone poles & leap over moving carts

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Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about nonexistent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an underseat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's on stage instead with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one ticket to Cirque Mechanics' production of "Boom Town" at The Carolina Theatre in Durham (up to a $32 value). Choose between two performance dates:

  • Tuesday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Fleet-footed miners and limber-toed ladies dance on chandeliers and leap over moving ore carts in Cirque Mechanics' latest production of acrobatic antics and aerial dance. Set in the small 1860’s frontier town of Rosebud, "Boom Town" portrays the lives, feuds, brawls, romances, and shocking discoveries uncovered in this Wild West whistle-stop at the height of the gold rush. The scenery becomes launching pads as performers climb up swaying telegraph poles, fly high and fast on a revolving crane, balance themselves on whiskey jugs, or play chicken against the fourth wall.

After the success of the acrobatic showstopper "Birdhouse Factory," Cirque Mechanics' latest production explores the relationship between man and machine while creating a world of gravity-eschewing dance and physical expression. Hunker down in the comfy confines of the historic, 1,016-seat Fletcher Hall in your balcony-level seat, and get inspired to back flip your way to the restroom at intermission. Call ahead to reserve your seats and pick up your tickets at the box office prior to the performance.


More than 500 Facebookers are fans of Cirque Mechanics' "Boom Town," and nine Yelpers give Carolina Theatre an average of 4.5 stars. Four Citysearchers, and seven Judy’s Book reviewers give the theater an average of four stars.

  • A great performance venue and movie theatre. – Oliver C., Yelp
  • You can't go wrong here! This is an historic, refurbished traditional theatre that pulls in some really awesome acts. – Trinity P., Judy’s Book

The Carolina Theatre of Durham

One of the few original theaters in Durham to remain in operation, The Carolina Theatre has endured more than 85 years of history in its quest to entertain. The venue's main room, Fletcher Hall, rose in popularity during World War II, when soldiers from Camp Butner arrived by bus to watch films on its colossal screen. In the last three decades, ongoing renovations have restored the venue to its original glory while propelling it into contemporary times with the addition of modern accoutrements, including two upstairs movie screens, stage-level dressing rooms, and landing pads on the roof for skateboard hovercrafts.

Customer Reviews

Fantastic show!
Galyna T. · May 6, 2016
An extraordinary performance and would love to see it again with more family members.
Yolanda S. · March 29, 2016
I love the Carolina Theatre and all the great shows and offerings they have. It's small enough to feel very intimate. Global Fest was a lot of fun!!!
Beth · March 8, 2016
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    City Center

    309 W Morgan St.

    Durham, North Carolina 27701

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