Proton Jones performs live on our stage this Wednesday

If you enjoy listening to Proton Jones when he performs around Clayton, then you are going to want to join us for our second live stream event this on April 8.

Proton Jones will take The Clayton Center stage beginning at 7:00 PM Wednesday to bring you an hour-long show via Facebook Live.

The live stream is free, but you can show your support by donating to Proton’s Personal Tip Jar via VENMO@proton-jones (https://venmo.com/).

So set a reminder and visit us on Facebook at 7:00 PM on Wednesday. Tune in and help us support our local musicians.

Remaining Palladian Series shows and rental events canceled through April 30

The Clayton Center and Town of Clayton offices will remained closed to the public in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. As a result, all rental and auditorium events scheduled through at least April 30 are canceled, including the remaining two shows in this year’s Palladian Series.

The shows include the previously postponed March 20 performance by Susan Werner and David Myles and the April 18 comedy show featuring Don Friesen and Brad Upton.

All patrons with tickets for these shows are being contacted directly. Patrons who purchased tickets online will be contacted by Etix; those who made their purchases through The Clayton Center box office will be contacted by our staff. Any questions about ticketing/cancellations should be directed to the box office at 919-553-1737.

All renters scheduled to hold events at The Clayton Center during this time are being contacted directly by our staff. Anyone scheduled to attend an event here between March 26 and April 30 should contact the sponsoring organization for more information.

COVID-19 Update: Cancellation dates extended

Cancelations continue due to COVID-19
Visit the NC Department of Health website for the latest COVID-19 information.

All performances, rental events and advisory board meetings scheduled at The Clayton Center have been canceled through Sunday, March 29.

The rental and performance cancellations are proactive steps to protect the health and wellbeing of residents, patrons and clients.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to contact all rental clients, as well as patrons with tickets to the Friday, March 20, Susan Werner and David Myles concert. The show has been postponed to an as yet to be determined date.

Town of Clayton leaders and staff will continue to monitor developments on COVID-19. For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, please check the NC Department of Health website.

COVID-19 NOTICE from The Clayton Center

The Town of Clayton has made the difficult decision to cancel/postpone all scheduled rental events at The Clayton Center beginning Friday, March 13, through Saturday, March 21.

The Clayton Town Council is planning to meet as scheduled on Monday, March 16.

Postponements include the Neuse Charter School performance of “Matilda the Musical” scheduled for Saturday, March 14, at 7 PM. School officials are hoping to reschedule this performance to a future date.

Also postponed is the Friday, March 20, Palladian Series show featuring Susan Werner and David Myles. We are working with the artists’ management to reschedule this concert. Schedule details will be sent to ticket holders as soon as possible.

Additionally, all church services, WW (Weight Watchers) meetings and other rental events scheduled at The Clayton Center from March 13 through March 21 have been canceled. If you were planning to attend an event here, we advise you to contact the sponsoring organization for additional information.

The Clayton Center offices will operate with limited staff from March 16 through March 20. Please call before coming to the Center. Decisions about future cancellations and scheduling changes will be made later in the week.

Students come back to The Clayton Center stage

The Clayton Center is going back to its roots of providing a stage to showcase the talents of local students.

Carolina Youth Theatre completed a successful run of three performances of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town last weekend. This month The Clayton Center welcomes students from East Clayton Elementary School and Neuse Charter School to the stage.

The East Clayton Elementary School Drama Club — which features third-through fifth-grade students — will present Sleeping Beauty this week. Performances are Thursday, March 5, and Friday, March 6, at 7 PM. Tickets are $6 for adults, and $3 for students 12 and under (plus sales tax and fees).

The following week, students in the Neuse Charter School Fine Arts Department present Matilda, The Musical. The curtain will open on the show on Saturday, March 14, at 7 PM. Tickets for Matilda are$10 (plus sales tax and fees).

Additionally, local dance studios, as well as the Johnston County Chorus, will be staging production on The Clayton Center stage this spring. More information about these events will be available in April.

Tickets for all events in The Clayton Center Auditorium are available here, or by calling the box office at 919-553-1737.