The North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (also NC Blumenthal Center and NCBPAC) is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It opened in 1992 and is named in honor of the people of the state of North Carolina and the Blumenthal Foundation, the largest private donor to the capital campaign. The idea for the center dates back to the late 1970s. Momentum for the project grew in the 1980s resulting in a $15 million allocation from the state of North Carolina, approval of a $15 million bond by the citizens of Charlotte and an additional $32 million contributed by individuals, corporations and foundations. In 1987 the Belk Brothers donated a valuable piece of land as the site of the new theatre complex. Total construction cost for the Blumenthal Center was over $62 million.
Blumenthal Center guests can disembark at the Charlotte Transportation Center/Arena Station on E. Trade Street, only a block from Founders Hall and the Belk Theater and Booth Playhouse. Guests attending shows at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre will enjoy similar easy access from the Seventh Street Station.