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It's no surprise that the arts scene in Raleigh, N.C., is thriving. World-class and innovative art museums and galleries, including the North Carolina Museum of Art and CAM Raleigh, a community of passionate, talented performers and visual artists and a host of world-class performing arts organizations—the North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Opera, Carolina Ballet and North Carolina Theatre, to name a few—ensure there is always something captivating in Raleigh.

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A Christmas Carol

December 07 – 11, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Ira David Wood III's beloved musical comedy, A Christmas Carol, celebrates its 42nd Anniversary this year. The show has been performed annually since 1974 and has been named one of the "Top 20 Ev...

A Pink Martini Holiday

December 09 – 10, 2016 (Recurring daily)

China Forbes returns! One of the world's favorite Cocktail, Jazz, and World Pop ensembles returns to Meymandi Concert Hall. Pink Martini delivers a festive holiday concert featuring beloved songs from...

Art Show: Modern Mixes: A Medley of Expression

December 08 – 09, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 6-8:30pm
  • Venue: Bev's Fine Art
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Mix, mingle and be merry! Join Bev's Fine Art for two nights of festivity as we celebrate the artistry of Tim Miller, Mary Hong, Brad Robertson and Max Hayslette. All four artists have uni...


December 02 – 18, 2016 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 1pm and 5pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Starting at $28 Opening Weekend; Starting at $33 After Opening Weekend

Cinderella: Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler. Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family. Just ...

Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart

December 08 – 11, 2016
  • Times: Thurs. 7pm; Fri. 7:30pm; Sat. 10:30am, 2:30pm and 6:30pm; Sun. 1 and 5pm
  • Venue: PNC Arena
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $15-$85

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is bringing Disney-Pixar's record-breaking animated feature Finding Dory to the ice for the first time in this live production produced by Feld Entertainment. ...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

November 25 – December 24, 2016 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.  Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including...

Songs of the Season - Men's Acapella Chorus

December 9, 2016
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Venue: Cary Arts Center
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Adults $15; 17 and under $10

It is time once again for your favorite holiday tradition as The General Assembly Chorus and Quartets present a wonderful evening of holiday harmony in their unique a capella style! This year's p...

The Santaland Diaries

December 09 – 18, 2016 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

Crumpet the Elf relives his tale of his brief stint working at Macy's "Santaland" attraction in New York City. The play, based on David Sedaris's short story, chronicles the holiday season a...

Three Christmas Plays at The Halle

December 09 – 11, 2016

Christmas All Over the Place, an engaging mini-play from the famous Paper Bag Players, is about a merrily mixed up misunderstanding between the Huffenpuff and Wigglebee families. Ten Minutes Till Ch...

Written on the Heart

December 01 – 18, 2016 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun. 2pm
  • Venue: Burning Coal Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adult $25; Seniors (65+) $20; Students $15; All Thursday Tickets $10

The Burning Coal Theatre will be presenting Written on the Heart by David Edgar. Think you know the King James Bible? Think again. This play is a celebration of the astonishing story of the 80-year-lo...

On-Going Events

Art After Hours

June 10, 2016 – May 12, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 2nd Friday)

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

October 29, 2016 – April 9, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Exhibition: Human/Nature

October 15, 2016 – February 26, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: Panorama: North Carolina

October 8, 2016 – February 12, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: Precious Lovell: The Ties That Bind

August 31, 2016 – January 7, 2017 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Wed.-Fri., 11am-6:30pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm
  • Venue: CAM Raleigh
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
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