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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
  • Indoor:

Triangle Wind Ensemble: 'Tis the Season

  • December 10, 2016
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

This annual holiday concert is sure to help get everyone in the holiday spirit. The highlight of the program is the fan favorite The Snowm... View Details

Concert Singers of Cary present Holiday Pops

  • December 11, 2016
  • 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, 2016 - December 18, 2016
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

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

The Nutcracker Suite

  • December 17, 2016
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

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

22nd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

  • December 29, 2016
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

The Ujima Group, Inc., in partnership with the Town of Cary, will host its 22nd Kwanzaa Celebration at the Cary Arts Center. The theme for this year... View Details

MLK, Jr. Dreamfest: Diversity Summit

  • January 14, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

This is a series of panel discussions coordinated by Jireh Management on the Dreamfest theme: Healing Race Relations through Conversation and Partic... View Details

MLK, Jr. Dreamfest: Tellebration

  • January 14, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

Tellebration brings together two exceptional African-American storytellers, Willa Brigham and Donna Washington, and talented author Johnny Ray Moore... View Details

Marvelous Music Mainstage Series: Robin Spielberg

  • January 27, 2017
  • Location: Cary Arts Center
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

One of America's most beloved pianists/composers, Robin Spielberg made her Carnegie Hall debut before a sold-out crowd, appeared on PBS, played for ... View Details

Triangle Pole Championships: A Pole Dance Competition

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

Be inspired by the athleticism, grace, mobility and fluidity of dance - on a pole. Join Pole Sport Organization, the world's largest professional and ... View Details

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