Capital Campaign

Act 2: Expand & Elevate

Over the past six years, CFRT has experienced dramatic growth across every program: summer camps have grown by 45%, studio classes by 89%, and mainstage attendance increased 20%. As we look to the future of live arts to Fayetteville and Cumberland County, it is clear that With More Space, We Will Serve More People.

Architect rendering of our upgraded facility at 1209 Hay Street

This multi-million dollar project will expand upon Act 1 of our project, where we renovated the auditorium. It will add height to the building, creating dedicated classroom space, increasing the capacity and function of scenic and costume shops, and making dramatic improvements to the customer experience, including the creation of a dedicated 60+ space parking lot!! A rooftop event space will create additional capacity for private events, as well as more opportunity for evenings of everything from acoustic music, to comedy and gallery shows.

Phase 1 and 2 blueprint breakdown

This incredible new building is a gathering place for our community, where every visit will inspire you to live artfully and seek out creative experiences. This is a place for you, where your ideas and aspirations come to life.

This is 1209 Arts. This stage is yours!

Parking lot renderings

Breaking ground in fall/winter 2024, CFRT will continue to produce shows off-site during the construction process. Stay tuned for more info! We will update everyone frequently as new details develop. In the meantime, check out our February update that audiences of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella got a first look at! 

Our May update for Sister Act audiences featured our BRAND NEW, final building design, PLUS info about our 2024/2025 season:

Support Act 2: The Signature Series

For years, visiting artists have commemorated their time onstage by signing the walls at the theatre. Now, as the curtain rises on Act 2, we invite you to join this theatrical tradition in the theatre by making an investment in this transformative campaign. Each Signature Donor will receive a dedicated, unique block in our permanent lobby donor wall. Once complete, the renovated building and this lobby installation will be a testament to the creativity, community, and inspiring individuals who have made their signature impact.

Pledges have the option to be paid over a 5-year period. Naming Rights are still available starting at $250,000. For more information, please contact: Ella Wrenn | ewrenn@cfrt.org | 910.323.4233 ext. 227.