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Cary Arts Center

  • 101 Dry Ave.
    Cary, NC 27511

Cary Arts Center provides a vibrant and robust center for arts activity for the residents of Cary and continues the legacy of education begun on this site when Town of Cary founder Allison Frances Page opened Cary Academy in the 1870's. The approx. 48,000 square foot facility includes classrooms, studios, rehearsal, performance and office space for a wide range of visual, artisan and performing arts.

The center is home to the Town's Marvelous Music Series and Applause! Cary Youth Theatre and provides performance and programming space for the town's cultural organizations. The center provides a public rental program that includes the theatre and select rooms and spaces in the facility and an Open Studio Program that allows access to well-equipped artist studios.


  • Accessible to people with disabilities:
  • Elevators Indoor:
  • Monday Hours: 9am-10pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 9am-10pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 9am-10pm
  • Thursday Hours: 9am-10pm
  • Friday Hours: 9am-11pm
  • Saturday Hours: 9am-11pm
  • Sunday Hours: 1-6pm
Cary Arts Center Meeting Facility
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Lizzie Borden of Fall River

  • October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

Lizzie Borden took an axe,  And gave her mother forty whacks,  When she saw what she had done,  She gave her father forty-one.... View Details

Cary Town Band presents Spooky Music

  • October 27, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

It's that time of year again when ghosts, goblins, demons and other spooky things begin to appear in anticipation of Samhain and Halloween-in store wi... View Details

Concert Singers of Cary present Something Like a Star Concert and Gala

  • October 28, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

Join the Concert Singers of Cary at the Cary Arts Center for a celebratory evening to honor their founding director. The performance ... View Details

Costume Dance Party

  • October 28, 2017
  • Address: 316 N. Academy St., Cary, NC 27512-8005

Dress up in your favorite costume creation for our Costume Dance Party! The party includes light refreshments, an art activity, dancing and costume aw... View Details

Marvelous Music Series: Donald Sinta Quartet

  • November 03, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

Since forming in November of 2010, the Donald Sinta Quartet has quickly achieved international renown for its recitals and concerto performances. Th... View Details

Clayton Piano Festival: From Russia with Love

  • November 04, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

Emmy Award winning radio producer, author and teacher David Dubal hosts this fascinating look at works from Russian romanticism performed by young int... View Details

The Story Ship presents: Diggery Diggers Dino Show

  • November 04, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

While Paleontologist Diggery Diggers is sharing his dinosaur fossils, he discovers a "top secret" box the museum accidentally packed. Curi... View Details

Triangle Wind Ensemble presents Wonderful Winds

  • November 18, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

The 50-member wind/brass/percussion ensemble under the direction of Evan Feldman presents its annual fall concert. View Details

Cary Players present A Christmas Story

  • December 01, 2017 - December 04, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27513

Back by popular demand, Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story, written by Philip Grecian, will delight audiences of all ages this holiday season. Join R... View Details

Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle: Silent Night (Please?!)

  • December 05, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Avenue, Cary, NC 27511

The RTOOT and its audience have certainly enjoyed the combination of classical and holiday music over the years. Join them for "Silen... View Details

General Assembly Chorus presents Songs of the Season

  • December 06, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

The General Assembly Chorus, a Cary-based men's chorus, will present a concert of traditional Christmas songs and other holiday favorites sung a cap... View Details

Concert Singers of Cary present Holiday Pops

  • December 10, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

The Concert Singers of Cary 90-voice Symphonic Choir will be joined by the 20-piece Moonlighters Orchestra for a performance of great seasonal popul... View Details

Cary Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker

  • December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

Follow Clara through an evening of dreamy delight in the classic holiday ballet The Nutcracker. Enjoy the full length story that starts with a family ... View Details

Marvelous Music Family Series: The Nutcracker Suite

  • December 16, 2017 - December 17, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The Cary Ballet Company presents this one-hour holiday production, "The Nutcracker Suite,"-a condensed and delightful version of the beloved... View Details

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