Events At The Mann Center

In the midst of the Coronavirus epidemic we have regrettably been forced to cancel or postpone the events scheduled for the Mann Center in the coming weeks. Please stay safe and well . . . and plan to join us for an incredible lineup of outstanding entertainment later this year. Outrageous stand-up comedy, the best live music from leading regional and local artists, plus a full range of other performances and events will be headed your way in the near future.  You’ll see it all at the Mann Center of North Carolina!

Activities At The Mann Center

In the interest of public health and social distancing, customary services that originate at the Mann Center are limited at this time.  The Christian Healthcare Adult Daycare remains open, as does the Helping Hand Clinic. Both operations have separate entrances from the building proper. All organizations in the main building are closed, with the exception of the Salvation Army food pantry, which remains open to distribute food.

Sanford's Performance, Arts & Community Center

The Mann Center of North Carolina is a non-profit Performance, Arts & Community Center located in Sanford, NC in Lee County.  In addition to hosting productions in our 300-seat auditorium, we have over 20 office spaces, a conference room, and a multi-use room available for rent. The Mann Center is also home to several local non-profit organizations.

From our origins as a public school building, to our present-day role as a community resource for all Lee County residents, the Mann Center is proud to play a contributing role in enhancing the exceptional quality of life we enjoy in Sanford and Lee County.

To schedule an event, rent an office or learn more about upcoming activities at the Mann Center, please contact us at 919-775-5273, or by email at

Upcoming Events

James Gregory


James Gregory

7:30 pm

He’s The Funniest Man in America and he’s making his triumphant return to Sanford on Saturday night, September 19! That’s right...

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Interested in rental space for an event or your business/organization?
The Mann Center has indoor and outdoor space available.

Phone: (919) 775-5273