Temple Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible. We also accept donations including clothes, jewelry and furniture. Anything we cannot use we donate to a local service agency such as the Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity.

Administration, Marketing and Business Office

Phone: (919) 774-4512
Fax: (919) 774-7531
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Address: 114 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC 27330


Free parking is available along Carthage, Steele, Moore, Wicker and St. Clair Streets.  Please do not park in the Sanford Makepeace Apartment lot on the corner, as towing is strictly enforced.

Box Office Phone

(919) 774-4155

Box Office Hours

Monday-Friday 2:00-6:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday closed. The Box Office window opens one hour prior to all show times for walk-up sales only, no phone calls are taken at this time.

Purchasing tickets online

24-Hour Online Ticketing is available here

Group Ticketing

Groups of 10 or more = $21.00/ticket

Groups of 20 or more = $21.00/ticket plus one complimentary ticket for every 20 tickets purchased.

Group sales require a 10% pre-payment with reservation, and full payment is due two weeks prior to the show date. For Group Packages & Sales contact the Box Office Manager, Anna Bernard, at (919) 774-4155 or email at boxoffice@templeshows.com.

Lee County Teacher/Educator & Active Military Discounts

Teachers and educators who work in Lee County and Active Military members pay only $21.00 per ticket for any of our Main Stage shows. Contact the Box Office to purchase tickets. Upon ticket pick up at the Box Office, please show your school or Military issued ID. The Temple Theatre salutes you!

Student Discounts

We understand that students need their creative outlets and are on a limited budget. Students can see any of our professional Main Stage shows for $14.00 per ticket. Student tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office and show student ID at that time.

Box Office Policy

Season Ticket holders may redeem tickets online, by phone or via the Box Office email. Single ticket buyers may purchase tickets over the phone with credit card or online at www.templeshows.com. No tickets shall be held without payment and no refunds shall be made. All tickets will be held at the door/Box Office. Exchanges may occur only within a given production. A service charge of $25.00 will be collected on any returned check. No phone calls are accepted at the Box Office one hour prior to show time.

Ticket Exchange Policy

No refunds will be made for tickets purchased. Exchanges may be made within a given production only. A service charge of $25 will be collected on any returned check.

Late Seating

To ensure the quality of the production, those who arrive for the performance after the curtain speech will be seated at the discretion of management.

Assisted Listening System/Hearing Aid loop

Temple Theatre is equipped with a hearing loop system courtesy of Bright Audiology. Please see plaque in lobby for operational procedures with your hearing aid; otherwise, headsets are available at the box office. 

Gift Certificates

One size fits all! Entertaining, always appreciated, no added calories and they make excellent gifts. Gift certificates are available at any monetary value all year-round. Contact the Box Office in person, by phone or email to purchase a gift certificate.

Rent the Temple Theatre

Temple Theatre and adjoining spaces are available for rent for your special events and meetings. Please call the Administrative Office (919)-774-4512.