Special Events

Throughout the year, Temple Theatre hosts an array of special events - some here at the theatre, and others off-site. Click on an event for more details.

  • Drama
  • Live Band/Muscians
  • Comedy
  • World Premiere
  • Regional Premiere
  • Mature Themes
  • Musical
  • Family Friendly
  • Youth Production
7th Annual Temple Golf Tournament
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

7th Annual Temple Golf Tournament
Family Friendly
sponsored by Edward Jones, Coca-Cola, Sanford Health & Rehabilitation Center, and Wilkinson Cadillac


Has it really been 7 years?

This year's Temple Theatre Golf Tournament will once again be hosted by Tobacco Road, which was ranked the 10th toughest course in the country by Golf Digest, listed by BleacherReport.com as "1 of 10 courses that should host a major championship", and ranked ahead of Pinehurst by PGA.com as the #1 course in North Carolina.

Breakfast will be served ahead of an 8am shotgun start. Come out and enjoy a beautiful day on a truly unique course. All proceeds go to benefit the Temple Theatre. Click here to download a registration form.

For more information, call Denny Woodruff at 919-888-1701.

Emi Sunshine
May 31, 2016

Tommy Edwards & The Bluegrass Experience at Sounds on Steele 2015
Live Music Family Friendly
Sponsored by Re-Max Real Estate Serivces & LAMCO Properties

It’s impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, an 11-year-old East Tennessee prodigy who has captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Steeped in Appalachian music, she is a true vocal stylist, one who instinctively knows how to interpret the nuances of a song with her impressive range, even though she has yet to gain the life experience and empathy seemingly necessary to fully comprehend the words she sings. Despite a given name that reflects optimism, she is drawn to darker themes of pain, anguish and even murder, like that of The Louvin Brothers, whom she loves.

The Tennessean is just the latest to describe her as “an old soul,” noting, “Onstage, this soul’s presence is commanding and her singing voice authentic and folksy.” While her youth might remind many of Taylor Swift, a more apt comparison would be to artists such as Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss or members of the Carter Family.

Whether she’s performing on the Today show or the Grand Ole Opry or taking the stage at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, she is fearless, confident and firm in her musical direction. As she says, she sings “old-time music,” but it’s her own unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel, and country, with a little bit of blues thrown in for good measure. Her talent is indescribable and inexplicable, but fortunately, it doesn’t have to be understood to be appreciated.

Reserved Seating is $20. VIP seating, including a reception at Hawkins House is $30. Doors open at 6:30pm for this 7:30 show on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Call the Temple Theatre Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here for tickets.

Frankie Valli Tribute
Jun 10 & 11, 2016

A night with Frankie Valli at the Temple Theatre
Live BandFamily Friendly


Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and joined the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. They are one of the best selling groups of all time, having sold 175 million records worldwide. This re-creation of a Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons concert will have you reaching for the high notes as the cast and band take you on a musical journey with stops at every phase of the careers of Frankie and the boys, showcasing all your favorite songs and one-of-a-kind classics that have been thrilling audiences for decades. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, December ‘63 tours every corner of the country entertaining audiences with their amazing vocals and dancing, backed by a live band. The Temple Theatre is proud to welcome them for one special weekend, June 10th and 11th at 8pm.

Come on out and enjoy a night of timeless classics at the Temple Theatre! Reserved seating is $20. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.

The Righteous Brothers Tribute
Jul 29 & 30, 2016

A night with The Righteous Brothers at the Temple Theatre
Live BandFamily Friendly


Based on the success of three # 1 hits, six top 10’s, and dozens of top 100’s, The Righteous Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Andy Schlosberg and John Wilson tour the country paying homage to the this iconic duo with their show Soul & Inspiration. You’ll reminisce to some of the most memorable songs of all time. From You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling (the most played song in American radio history), Unchained Melody (which charted at #4 in 1965 and went to #1 in 1990 after being featured in the movie Ghost), as well as favorites such as (You’re My) Soul and Inspiration, Just Once in My Life, and Rock and Roll Heaven.

You’ll also enjoy the hits of other top 60’s artists with songs like Soul Man (from the Blues Brothers), Hold On/I’m Coming (Sam and Dave), and Little Susie (The Everly Brothers). Soul and Inspiration keeps the music alive for those who were there when it all started and for new fans everywhere. This is a musical event that will not only “take you back”, but will bring you back for more.

The doors open at 7:00 for 8pm shows both nights. Come on out and enjoy a night of timeless classics at the Temple Theatre! Reserved seating is $15. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Aug 20, 2016

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Temple Theatre
Live BandFamily Friendly


For the first time ever, the Temple Theatre will screen the iconic American masterpiece, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Show time is 10pm, and yes you can bring your props... just, PLEASE, no liquids. For newbies, we will be selling kits at the door.

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

Reserved seating is $10. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here to order online.