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
The Embers Christmas Show
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

The Embers at the Temple
Live Music Family Friendly
Sponsored by Re/Max & LAMCO

There are many bands or groups today yet few that are considered a musical institution. The Embers have solidified their position as a thriving musical entity leaving their mark on listeners for decades.

The Embers boast numerous albums and single releases that span decades and all the crazes continuing to exhibit top quality showmanship, musicianship and professionalism. Having been inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and most recently the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, The Embers are honored to carry the moniker of North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music.

On November 24th, these Carolina treasures come to town and put their own beach twist on the Christmas classics. Don't miss it!

The doors will open at 6:30. Reserved seating is $20. For reservations, click here or call 919-774-4155.

VIP Seating is available for $30 and includes a pre-show meet and greet with the band. These VIP passes ARE NOT available online.

Star Wars Trilogy
Dec 15, 2015

The Force is strong at the Temple Theatre
Family Friendly


On Dec 15th, the Temple Theatre will air Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi back-to-back-to-back starting at 5:30pm. There is no cost to the public. Bring the family and enjoy these classics as we prepare for the big Dec 18th release!

Please call the Temple Box Office at 919-774-4155 to get on the list and ensure that you have seats. Concessions will be open all night and we'll have pizza, popcorn, and other surprises.

Tommy Edwards & The Bluegrass Experience
Dec 31, 2015

Tommy Edwards & The Bluegrass Experience at Sounds on Steele 2015

Tommy Edwards & The Bluegrass Experience have been ringing in the New Year at the Temple for nearly 20 years. The host of Life 103.1's "Bluegrass Saturday Night" is Tommy Edwards, lead singer and guitarist for The Bluegrass Experience, one of the Southeast's most respected traditional music groups. The program features both classic and contemporary bluegrass recordings as well as interviews with people associated with the music and a calendar of traditional music events in the Heart of Carolina. Having performed professionally for over 35 years, Edwards brings a wealth of knowledge about his favorite music to the program. He was twice named World Champion Bluegrass Guitarist and has recorded or performed live with an array of bluegrass greats, including Jimmy Martin, Bobby Hicks, Peter Rowan, Jimmy Mills, Dan Crary, Jack Lawrence, and Mike Cross. He has recorded four albums with The Bluegrass Experience and has three solo discs with a new one scheduled for release in the spring of this year (2009). In addition to his musical activities, Edwards served the Randolph and Chatham County Schools for 30 years as a middle grades teacher, coach, and administrator. He and his wife Cindy are respected collectors of and authorities on the traditional pottery of central North Carolina. They operated an antiques business in Pittsboro for over 25 years. He served as a trustee of Central Carolina Community College for 12 years and has been a member and officer of several area non-profits, including ChathamArts, Chatham Trades, the Chatham Historical Association, and a regional dispute settlement organization. Edwards knows "whereof he speaks" when it comes to bluegrass – and listeners throughout the region tune in every week to hear the music and the stories from the latest and the best in North Carolina bluegrass.

Call the Temple Theatre Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or click here.

James Gregory
Thursday, Jan 21, 2016

James Gregory at the Temple
Comedy Family Friendly
Sponsored by Harris & Company Insurance, All Digital Printing & Piggly Wiggly


James Gregory, dubbed “The Funniest Man in America,” has been performing home-spun comedy to sold-out crowds for over 25 years. Delivering common-sense wisdom, old-fashioned values and politically incorrect humor, Gregory is known for inspiring fanatic devotion, whether it’s the first or fifteenth
time you’ve seen him.

For over two decades, the unforgettable caricature of this veteran comedian has stood grinning: his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best - rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch.

Refusing the vulgar and profane, Gregory instead relies on a wry sense of the absurd, a southern accent and universal story-telling, often drawn from his own life, to create an evening of non-stop laughter. The ridiculous, the common, and sometimes even the simplest events all become hilarious in the hands of this master storyteller and world-class comedian. Gregory’s broad appeal to audiences of diverse ages and backgrounds has led to a remarkable list of achievements and distinctions.

James is heard weekly on syndicated radio shows such as Rick & Bubba, John Boy & Billy, and Bob & Tom. Combined, these shows are broadcast to people in over 220 cities nationwide. As a result, he now has a grass-roots following that numbers in the millions.

Temple Theatre proudly welcomes the Funniest Man in America, James Gregory! Doors open at 7:00 for this 8pm show. Reserved seating is $30. Tickets are on sale now! Call the Box Office at (919) 774-4155 or CLICK HERE to order online.