FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTubeGoogle PlusInstagram

Located in the restored Burlington Mills textile plant this 125-seat classroom style auditorium offers state-of-the-art facilities for educational meetings, lectures and presentations. The near-by breakout rooms allow groups to have meals and/or split for smaller meetings of 20-50 people.

Johnston Medical Mall
509 N. Bright Leaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can rent space in the Medical Mall?
A: Johnston County businesses and non-profit organizations may rent space for monthly or medical education meetings that are not open to the public. The facility is not available for events that are celebratory in nature (birthday, anniversary, wedding receptions, baby or bridal showers, etc.).

Q: What space is available?
A: The First Citizens Medical Conference Center auditorium (capacity 120) and Johnston Medical Mall conference rooms 1404A (capacity 40) and 1404B (capacity 60) may each be rented separately or combined for a seating capacity of 90. (No, it doesn't add up mathmatically, however, only 90 people may be seated comfortably with our available layouts).

Q: Are discounts available?
A: Yes, a 10% discount is available for Johnston County and/or non-profit organizations.

Q: Is catering available?
A: Yes. And If you cater with us, your rental fee will be waived. Contact Amanda at 919-938-7741.

Q: Is alcohol allowed in the Medical Mall?

Q: Is there a curfew?
Yes. Events must end at 9:00 p.m. so that the Medical Mall is vacated on time at 10:00 p.m..

Q: May space be rented after normal business hours or on weekends?
Yes. A mandatory security personnel fee will be assessed automatically for these events to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

The Paul A. Johnston Auditorium boasts an intimate 1,000-seat facility with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. Conveniently located just off Interstate 95 in Smithfield, the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium is just minutes away from Selma and a short drive on Highway 70 from Raleigh or Goldsboro. There is ample, free on-site parking.

Johnston Community College
245 College Rd.
Smithfield, NC 27577



Facility Information

The Paul A. Johnston Auditorium: 1) Capacity 1,000 with eleven removed seats for wheelchair accommodation 2)Equipped for hearing-impaired 3)Available for rehearsals, performance events, large conferences, meetings, presentations and seminars 4)Can include use of dressing rooms, green room and orchestra pit if required. (Theatrical technical specifications provided upon request for performance events.)

The Auditorium Lobby: Capacity from 300-600 depending upon event design. Availability dependent upon student/school activity schedule. Size 40' x 120'. Concession services may be available. Can be used for receptions, banquets, meetings, performance events, displays and exhibits. It is understood that students may walk through the lobby during rental times.

The Green Room: Capacity 25-40 depending upon event design. Available weekdays from 8am-5pm only.

Rental Procedure and Rental Rates

Inquiry may be made in person or by phone to the office of the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at 919-209-2112. An appointment will be made at your convenience so that you may fully tour the available facilities and discuss services desired. A sample rental agreement will be made available for your inspection. The rental contract is only confirmed upon signature and payment of required deposit. Johnston Community College and the staff of the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium welcome you to our beautiful facility and look forward to serving your individual needs.


235-A East Market Street
Smithfield, North Carolina 27577

tel 919.989.8687  |  fax 919.989.6295
toll free 1.800.441.7829


Check out what other travelers say about Johnston County, North Carolina on TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor
Go to top