Masonic Theater

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  • 514 Hancock Street

    New Bern,   NC   28560


The Masonic Theatre, which dates its beginning to 1805, was once the cultural center of New Bern. Leading architects described it as the largest and most elaborate building ever built in New Bern up to its time, with the exception of Tryon Palace. Through the years, the Masonic Theatre was the scene of many stage plays, talent benefits, concerts, vaudeville acts, political rallies, civic conventions, school commencements, church services and other community gatherings. During the War Between the States, it was used as a Confederate arsenal and later as a hospital when Union forces occupied New Bern.

Today, you can enjoy wonderful performances in an historic setting with all the modern conveniences. The RiverTowne Players provides community theatre at its finest with memorable shows featuring incredible talent.

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514 Hancock Street
New Bern NC 28560


Latitude: 35° 6' 37.8" / Longitude: -77° 2' 27.2394"

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