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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 performance hall, 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

Lee County Orchestra Fall Concert: October 16 & 17

Visit Mann Center of North Carolina Saturday October 16 and Sunday October 17 for Lee County Orchestra’s Fall Concert.

Entitled Overture, this concert is free and open to the public.  Masks are required and there will be no intermission.

The concert includes a program of classical favorites. Overtures by Mozart and Beethoven bookend a program that includes selections from Slavonic Dances by Antonín Dvořák, Emperor Waltz by Johann Strauss, and La Nuit et l’Amour by Augusta Holmès .

Lee County Orchestra Fall Concert

  • Saturday, October 16 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, October 17 at 3:00 pm

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

Phone: (919) 775-5273