Wright Auditorium

Wright Auditorium is a multi-use facility operated by ECU’s Division of Academic and Student Affairs. The structure entered service in 1937 and has been renovated twice, most recently in 1981. The College of Fine Arts and Communication is a major tenant, producing series and events including the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series, Family Fare, Arts Smart, Dance@Wright, ECU Symphony Orchestra, Bandorama, the Billy Taylor Jazz Festival and more.


All S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series, Family Fare and Arts Smart seating is reserved.


SRAPAS and Family Fare patrons may purchase single tickets by zone, with price differentiation for prime, standard, value and tweet seats. Refer to the Wright Auditorium SRAPAS seating map for a visual representation. Arts Smart patrons are assigned seating in order of payment receipt.


The auditorium has excellent sightlines at all seating positions for most productions. The orchestra level features no-step access via an elevator located on the south side of the building at the Dowdy Student Stores entrance. The balcony is served by a separate elevator, also on the south side of the building. Please call 252-737-5444 to discuss general ADA and ticketing needs, or contact the Department for Disability Support Services at 252-737-1016 or dssdept@ecu.edu.


All ticket prices include North Carolina sales tax.


212 Wright Circle, Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Located on Wright Circle near the Trustees Fountain

Driving directions

From Fifth Street, enter campus at the stop light marking Founder’s Drive. Turn left at the stop sign onto Wright Circle.


  • SRAPAS: Parking is available for purchase in dedicated, reserved lots. Beyond these areas, parking enforcement is relaxed. View the map.
  • Family Fare: Parking enforcement is relaxed on campus for these events. Park near the auditorium.
  • Arts Smart: Buses leave campus and park offsite. Parking passes are required for cars and are available with ticket orders in advance or from the Parking and Transportation Office (3054 East Tenth Street) on the day of the performance.
  • Other CFAC events: Parking enforcement for College of Fine Arts and Communication events is relaxed near the auditorium.
  • Non-college events: Check with the event organizer for specific parking instructions.

Seat map

Pricing for SRAPAS and Family Fare is by zone.

Zone 1 (blue) = prime

Zone 2 (green) = standard

Zone 3 (orange) = value

Zone 4 (pink) = tweet seats (acoustically inferior)


Restrooms for men and women are located on either side of the lobby on the orchestra level and in the hallway outside of the venue on the balcony level. Accessible restrooms are located between the bookstore and food court on the main level of the Wright Building, outside of the auditorium space.


FRIENDS of the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series enjoy preshow and intermission treats in the FRIENDS Lounge, located on the north side of the building on the orchestra level.

Site-specific ADA

Assistive listening devices are available from the ticket window in the main lobby, or on request from any usher. The main entrance to the auditorium features a host of stairs. Elevator access to the balcony level is available through the Counseling Center door on the south (brick plaza) side of the building. Balcony use requires the navigation of stairs. Elevator access to the orchestra level, for wheelchair and walker entry, is located at the bookstore entrance. Locate the silver Wright Building/bookstore sign on the brick plaza. Beyond the double doors is an elevator. The second floor serves the auditorium.

Wright Auditorium








Wright Auditorium seating