About The Throne Room


The Throne Room is proud to announce our opening in downtown Wilmington on July 3rd, 2013. The Throne Room’s newly renovated building on the 2nd and Market St. in the Downtown Historical District is slated to bring you some the biggest and brightest stars of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. We still honor our motto of Roots, Rock, Reggae, and hope you will continue to support us in our new endeavor.



After a nearly three year hiatus owner Jay Stephens put together a team of local developers and investors to bring back The Throne Room. Charles Womack and Brad McCauley of YES! Weekly collaborated with Stephens to design a great entertainment venue. The Throne Room is a state-of-the-art Music Hall with a wrap around balcony and large stage. This space will be utilized weekly and will host live national bands, dance parties, and special events. The capacity is 750. There is also our smaller, tavern-style bar attached to the Music Hall. The tavern has a great deck space that will be used to host local bands, DJs, and private functions.



The original Throne Room was located on 513 Deacon Blvd. near Wake Forest University for 27 years. It provided a great venue for all types of musical acts from Hootie and the Blowfish to Public Enemy to Slayer to Burning Spear to Bill Monroe. The property was bought up by a Wake Forest development group in November of 2007, leaving a void in the entertainment scene in town. Well, that musical void is now filled.