The Cabarrus Arts Council opened the theater in 2007. It is named for business and community leaders Roy and Sue Davis in tribute to their generous contribution to the theater’s renovation.
The 227 seat theater features state-of-the-art sound and light technology. The intimate venue was designed to bring audience members close to the performers, with incredible views of the stage from each of the comfortable seats.
Davis Theater aims to energize our community through arts appreciation and excellence. Each season brings a variety of spectacular Broadway revues, riveting professional theatre and award-winning musicians to Cabarrus County. The theatre also hosts film festivals and other community events that add to the culture and vibrancy of Downtown Concord.
The theater is housed in the Historic Courthouse, which opened in 1876 and served as the original County Courthouse for over 100 years. It is operated by The Cabarrus Arts Council, which was founded in 1980 in response to the North Carolina Arts Council's plan to establish a local arts council in every county.
In addition to operating the Davis Theater, The Cabarrus Arts Council operates The Galleries art exhibition space on the first floor of the Historic Courthouse. The Arts Council also administers one of North Carolina's largest art-in-education programs for both the Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City school systems, supports arts organizations through grants and workshops, and serves as a catalyst for public and corporate art.
- Creative Writing Workshop, Kannapolis Library, Jan. 21
- Brand New Opry, Davis Theatre, Jan. 23
- Introduction to Microsoft Word Graphics, Concord Library, Jan. 23
- 10th Annual Charlotte Home & Landscape Show, Cabarrus Arena, Jan. 24-26
- Senior Dances, Concord Senior Center, Jan. 24-25
- e-Reader Workshop, Concord Library, Jan. 27
- Kannapolis Fair Housing Forum, Kannapolis Train Station, Jan. 28
- Downtown Recycling, Downtown Concord
- Human Nature, The Galleries, Jan. 21-Mar. 31
- Art Walk, Downtown Concord, Jan. 31
- Short Film Roundup, Davis Theatre, Jan. 31
- Public survey on safety mitigation, deadline to participate in survey Jan. 31
- Tax listing deadline, period runs Jan. 1-31
- February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four, Kannapolis Library, Feb. 1
- Summer and Smoke, Old Courthouse Theatre, Feb. 6-23
- Cook Smart Eat Smart Cooking School, NC Cooperative Extension, Feb. 6-27
- Free Adult and Aging Services, offered by the Cabarrus County Department of Aging Services