Auditorium & Meeting/Banquet Space

Minges Auditorium

The 1,180 seat Minges Auditorium is the largest performing arts facility in the eastern part of North Carolina. The stage has full technical facilities, including fly space and orchestra pit. Minges is the venue for the Wesleyan Season Series, home of the Tar River Orchestra and Chorus, and site of Wesleyan Theatre Department productions.

Powers Recital Hall

Seating about 130 in a warm and intimate setting, the Powers Recital Hall is an idea venue for individual and small group concerts and meetings. Powers is home to the University’s Visiting Writers Series and student drama club productions.

Carlton Board Room

The Carlton Board Room is perfect for that private board meeting, seminar, workshop or small dinner or banquet event. The small outdoor courtyard enhances the use for an indoor/outdoor event.

Mims Gallery

The Mims Gallery hosts a variety of exhibits, including paintings, drawings, and sculpture. The Gallery is open weekdays from  10 am-5 pm, as well as during performances. Viewings at other times may be arranged by appointment with the curator.

Greg Purcell
Gallery Art Curator

Gravely Gallery

The Gravely Gallery in The Dunn Center is a new space for edgy, young art made possible by a generous gift in honor of the late Janice Gravely. As a showcase for student talent at both NCWU and other local schools, it’s a great entry point for emerging artists and a tremendous benefit to the local art community. With so much to see and do at The Dunn Center, here’s a brand new gallery fulfilling that promise!

Garner Lobby

The Garner Lobby is the ultimate banquet space for up to 300 people. If you are planning a wedding, awards banquet, class reunion, church dinner or other special, the the Garner Lobby adds that “elegance” to your event.