The community comes together at The Clayton Center — a beautifully renovated music, entertainment and event venue in the heart of historic Clayton, NC.

Just a short drive from downtown Raleigh, The Clayton Center Auditorium and Conference Center presents quality professional performances and provides the perfect venue for weddings, special events and other meetings. 

The Clayton Center, which serves patrons in Johnston County and the greater Triangle area, is the result of a successful public-private partnership between individuals committed to preserving the past, honoring the present, and looking toward the future. 

See historic photo gallery and read more about our history.

Our Mission

The Clayton Center is the cornerstone of the community, preserving a vital piece of Clayton history and transforming it into a contemporary space for people to come together to conduct the business of their lives. The Clayton Center is committed to presenting diverse, affordable, high-quality live performing arts programs, while providing a safe, well-maintained gathering place that is responsive to the needs of clients, patrons and performers. 

Privacy Policy

The Clayton Center respects your privacy, and we will not share or sell your information to third parties. If you provide your email address, you may receive occasional email updates from The Clayton Center, but may opt out at any time.