Miss America To Attend Scholarship Pageant This Saturday at The Clayton Center

Miss America with crown and shash

Here she is…..Miss America!

Nia Franklin, Miss America 2019, will appear at the Miss Capital City, Miss Clayton, and Miss Cleveland Scholarship Pageant at The Clayton Center this Saturday, March 2.

Nia was crowned Miss Capital City 2016 on the Clayton Center stage on March 5, 2016. She returns to participate in several activities throughout the day. Early in the day, she will be the guest of honor at a Princess Tea Party with Miss America. The ticketed event will be held from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Women’s Club of Clayton at 109 S. Church St. Tickets can be purchased at  www.misscapitalcitypageant.com (clicking on Fundraising.)

Miss America 2019 will then attend the 6:30 PM Miss Clayton, Miss Cleveland & Miss Capital City Scholarship Pageant. This pageant is an official local triple preliminary associated with the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant and Miss America Organization. The Miss Clayton, Miss Cleveland & Miss Capital City Scholarship Pageant is considered a launching pad for young women to further their academic and career goals. This is the seventh year that the pageant will be held at The Clayton Center.

Tickets for the scholarship pageant can be purchased online or through The Clayton Center box office by telephone or in person.


CYT’s “The Diviners” Opens Thursday Evening

Clayton Youth Theater presents The Diviners Thursday, February 21, through Saturday, February 23. All shows begin at 7 PM.

The Diviners cast has been working diligently since the first of the year to prepare for this week’s production. As always, this dedicated group of middle and high school students are prepared to give their audience a stellar performance of the Jim Leonard, Jr. drama.

Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, The Diviners is the story of a mentally challenged boy and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher. Please note that this show is rated PG for mild language and tragedy.

Tickets for The Diviners are $12 for adults and​ $6 for students 18 and under, plus sales tax and fees. All seating for these performances is reserved.



Four-time GRAMMY Award-winning and multi-platinum selling Third Day front man, Mac Powell, announced that he is hitting the road this spring with his new band Mac Powell and the Family Reunion. The group will make a stop in Clayton on Saturday, March 16, for an 8 PM show.

Mac first introduced this new formation to fans on the sold out Third Day Farewell Tour in June of 2018, which played to over 100,000 fans in 14 major US markets and concluded an extraordinary touring career that spanned 25 years. The first leg of the 2019 theater tour, produced by Awakening Events, kicks off on March 8, in Greenville, TX, and will initially visit 12 US markets before wrapping up at the historic Bijou Theater in Knoxville on March 29.

2019 Clayton Wedding Expo Opens Saturday at 10 AM

Clayton Wedding Expo 2019

The 2019 Clayton Wedding Expo is THIS Saturday, February 2, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Come on out to The Clayton Center to visit with 31 area wedding service professionals. Each will showcase something that can help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

Our vendors are excited to meet with you. And, you will have plenty of time to see them all. The Clayton Wedding Expo is a smaller expo that allows vendors to give you the time and attention that you deserve.

So if you or someone you know is planning the big day, plan to make a stop at The Clayton Center this Saturday. Preregistration is not required – you can register at the door. Head on over now!

Take A Sneak Peek At Tomáš Kubínek – Miracle Man

Tomas Kubinek at The Clayton CenterGot kids ages 8 and older? Get them out of the house and into the theater to enjoy the hilarious antics of Tomáš Kubínek – Miracle Man. Kubínek performs on Thursday, January 31, at 8 PM. Tickets are $5, and children ages 8-12 are FREE.
(Please note that due to the focused nature of the program, this performance is not suitable for children under 8 years old.) Check out the show here.

This fun family show is generously sponsored by the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation, the Town of Clayton, Canopy, Johnston Health, Hudson’s Hardware & Outdoor Equipment and Huebner Family McDonald’s.

Special Event To Feature The Vaudevillian Antics Of Tomáš Kubínek

The one and only Tomáš Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian and an all-around charmer who provides an utterly joyous experience that audiences will remember for a lifetime.

His latest creation, Tomáš Kubínek – Miracle Man – is a rip-roaring revival of stunts and skits that leaves audiences dazed, beaming and in love with life once again. He performs this production at The Clayton Center on Thursday, January 31, at 7:30 PM.

With appearances in more than 30 countries and a professional career spanning three decades, Kubínek has won the hearts of thousands in theaters, opera houses, television specials, on Broadway and at international festivals. Transcending categorization, his work leaves audiences clutching their sides with laughter. His internationally acclaimed solo performances play to packed theaters around the world. After a sold-out run on Broadway, The New York Times lauded his work as “absolutely expert!” and the Santa Fe Reporter boasts, “Masterfully played comedy…That secret mixture of DARING, TALENT, AND UTTER FOOLISHNESS…”

Tickets are $5, and children ages 8-12 are free. Please note that due to the focused nature of the program, this performance is not suitable for children under 8 years old.


Happy Holidays from The Clayton Center


The Clayton Center offices, including the Box Office, will be closed for the holidays from December 24 through January 1. Please note that Sunday church services will go on as scheduled on Sunday, December 30. During this time, tickets to all upcoming events are available through our website at www.theclaytoncenter.com.

Additionally, Town of Clayton offices, including Town Hall (including our Utilities & Billing department), Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, and the Clayton Community Center will be closed through Wednesday, December 26, and will re-open on Thursday, Dec. 27.

All Town facilities will be closed on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1. We thank you for your patience and understanding, and we wish you all the very happiest of holidays!