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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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Always... Patsy Cline

January 20 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Country has never had it so good! Always... Pasty Cline is complete with down home country humor and real emotion. It’s the true story of an unlikely friendship between a housewife and a l...


January 06 – 22, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

The Sonorous Road Theatre will perform Blackbird by David Harrower. This play depicts a confrontation between a woman and the man who sexually abused her when she was twelve. Both characters revisit t...


January 19 – February 5, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 7:30pm; Sun. at 2pm
  • Venue: Burning Coal Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adult $25; Seniors (65+) $20; Students $15; All Thursday Tickets $10

Heisenberg, by Simon Stephens, is a love story about two people trapped by time, determined to push past the confines that life has imposed on them. Most of us imagine that we are "free"...


January 19 – 22, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday)

The Cary Theater will be screening the 2016 drama Moonlight.

The Whipping Man

January 13 – 29, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Starting at $15

The Whipping Man, by Matthew Lopez: The Civil War is over. Throughout the South, slaves are being freed and soldiers are returning home. In one home, the annual celebration of Passover is celebrated b...

Tony n' Tina's Wedding

January 20 – 29, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Fri.-Sat. 7pm; Sun. 5pm
  • Venue: Cypress Manor
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: $59.99

Tony n Tina's Wedding is a one-of-a-kind night of entertainment. Its an Off-Broadway show staged as a festive celebration. The audience doesn't just watch, but participates directly, from the first ...

On-Going Events

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

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

Exhibit: Guin Down the Coast

January 04 – February 27, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: Crossing the Line - The Graphic Works By Henry Pearson (1914-2006)

January 04 – 31, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Tue.-Fri. Noon-6pm; Sat. 11am-5pm; Sun. 1-5pm
  • Venue: Gallery C
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Exhibition: History and Mystery: Discoveries in the NCMA British Collection

August 6, 2016 – March 19, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-5pm; Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena

Exhibition: Human/Nature

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

Exhibition: Landscape Paintings by Judy Crane and Wendy Musser

December 6, 2016 – February 27, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: My Favorite Things

December 11, 2016 – February 4, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: Nabiha Khan

January 13 – February 10, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: Panorama: North Carolina

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