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Newton Performing Arts Center


The Newton-Conover Auditorium is a 504 seat facility with Art Deco and Neo-Classical architectural elements. We pride ourselves on being a "small town theater" with "big city entertainment"! Our stage has welcomed acts John Schneider, Abby the Spoon Lady, Darren Knight, Donnie Baker, and more!! Our 21-22 show season consists of legendary country band Sawyer Brown, The Drifters, Lorrie Morgan, John Berry, Ginger Billy, Mutts Gone Nuts, and more!



Dining & Entertainment
Performance Venues
  • Description: "Small Town Theater, Big City Entertainment"! Your premier entertainment facility located in the heart of Catawba County! Newton Performing Arts Center serves as a state of the art performance facility, we produce many popular events and attractions unique to our area for audiences.
  • Tuesday: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Wednesday: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Thursday: 11 am to 3 pm
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  • 100% Smoke Free:
On-Site Amenities
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    • Full Bar
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Venue Info
  • Indoor Venue:
  • Audience Seating Indoor: 504
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Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
  • Exhibits Space
  • Reception Capacity 125
  • Theatre Capacity 504
  • Banquet Capacity 125
  • Number of Rooms 4
  • Classroom Capacity 50