828-438-5294 ext. 4
828-438-5264 ext. 5
828-438-5294 ext. 6
828-438-5294 ext. 3
The City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, or CoMMA, is located in downtown Morganton, a prime location and facility to hold events for many occasions.
The CoMMA Gallery is available for rental with dinner seating space for 125 and reception space for up to 400. Under the Ben Long Fresco, "Sacred Dance and the Muses," the Gallery features a built-in digital sound system and a small kitchen area for catering. The Gallery and the Mezzanine (Second Floor) can be combined for additional seating or displays. The CoMMA Gallery is a perfect place for receptions, business meetings and holiday parties. CoMMA does not offer a catering service, but will recommend local caterers if requested.
The City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, or CoMMA, opened its doors officially on November 5, 1986 with a dazzling performance of the national Broadway tour of "The Tap Dance Kid"...and as is said, "The rest is history." Since then, more than 500 MainStage events including plays, musicals, concerts, comedians, cirque and ice shows, have delighted the Morganton and western North Carolina patron who attend CoMMA. In addition, CoMMA is the site for the graduation exercises of Western Piedmont Community College, area high school band concerts, numerous worship services, and fundraising events presented by local non-profit organizations.
For questions about technical information, contact Tony Bova, Production Manager, at 828-438-5264 ext. 5, or by e-mail at
Production Specs - Facility Information, hanging schedule, lighting inventory
Striving to provide all guests and patrons the opportunity to enjoy performance events, CoMMA makes every effort to accommodate those with special needs and/or disabilities. Patrons with limited mobility may drive or be driven to the front entrance, and then their vehicle may be parked in the main lot.
The safety and welfare of all CoMMA's patrons, artists, volunteers and staff is of utmost concern. In most instances, all performances/events at CoMMA will proceed as scheduled.
In case of extreme weather conditions, the CoMMA Director will make a final decision regarding an event's potential or real postponement or cancellation. CoMMA will post any changes regarding performances as soon as they are confirmed on the CoMMA website, www.commaonline.org. At that point, CoMMA will advise patrons of any performance changes and available options.