Brooklyn Arts Center

Wilmington NC premier music concert and event performance hall where regional and national touring acts are showcased.


Hours vary depending on event. Please check the BAC website for current show times. Most shows start at 8:00 pm.


An Extraordinary Concert
And Event Hall

Constructed in 1888, St. Andrews Church was the cultural, spiritual, and social center of Wilmington’s, bustling Brooklyn neighborhood for nearly a century. Now, elegantly restored and refurbished as the Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews, it is Historic Downtown Wilmington’s most stunning event venue, and the ideal location for any occasion.

With its soaring, 50-foot cathedral ceilings, original brick and plaster walls, stained glass windows displayed as extraordinary, 125-year-old artwork, and exceptional balcony overlooking the expansive Sanctuary floor, the Brooklyn Arts Center is a spectacular setting for weddings, concerts, charitable galas, banquets, films, fundraisers, art shows, vintage flea markets, and more.

Standing majestically at the corner of Campbell and North 4th streets, the Brooklyn Arts Center is two minutes from the Cape Fear Riverwalk and Historic Downtown Wilmington and 10 minutes from world-class Wrightsville Beach, NC. It has a private, 30-car parking lot and there is additional, abundant free parking in the neighborhood on North 4th Street, within one walking block of the venue.

Whether you live locally or are considering Wilmington, NC, and the Cape Fear Coast as a destination for your event, the Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews offers you the most magnificent facility in the region.

Regional and National Touring Acts Perform

National performers from bluegrass, country, rock, alternative, funk and rap have played at The Brooklyn Arts Center. Acts like American Idol Winner, David Cook, Colt Ford, Blackberry Smoke, Drivin’ & Cryin’, Robert Earl Keen, Marshall Tucker Band, Edwin McCain, Big Boi, Matisyahu and more have brought down the house with packed crowd in the Brooklyn Arts Center.
Beautiful Private Weddings And Receptions

Any bride would be thrilled to have her special day take place in the Brooklyn Arts Center. The arched windows are two stories tall, the walls are original brick and plaster, and 125-year-old stained glass is displayed like fine art. The 35-foot, North Carolina-pine altar adds one-of-a-kind beauty, charm, and unmatched drama to the Church. A large stage, dance area, and fabulous balcony complement the altar and provide additional charm and party space.
Right next door is the Church Manse, the historic, century-old home of the St. Andrews reverend. The first floor of the Manse has been designed, decorated, and repurposed as a peaceful retreat and dressing area for the bride, her wedding party, and her family. Behind the Manse is our Courtyard, a large, fenced, private garden that can host 250 for a ceremony or cocktail hour.

BAC works closely with the region’s finest professional wedding planners and coordinators, caterers, florists, photographers and videographers, musicians, suppliers, and other preferred vendors. You choose who is right for your wedding and we ‘ll assure their work is seamless and stylistically perfect.

BAC is a standing-room-only venue.
There is limited, first-come, first-served seating in the balcony,
with the purchase of a balcony ticket (unless otherwise stated).
516 North 4th Street
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 538-2939
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Notable Quotes

“Edwin McCain gave a solid performance at the BAC last night. The crowd was adoring, the sound perfect and the performance one of his best.”
“We were surprised at the professionalism, amenities and dedication of the staff at the Brooklyn Arts Center”
“My wedding was perfect. What a lovely setting with all the services right there for me and my fiancĂ©.”
“To attract vintage artists, such as Robert Earl Keen and fill the house with loyal fans, that’s something for Wilmington to be proud of.”
“I was thrilled to see an actual performance of an American Idol winner like David Cook. He rocked the house!”