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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:

Ballet Coppelia and The Broken Doll

  • April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017
  • Location: Sat. 2pm and 7pm, Sun. 3pm
  • Address: 101 Dry Avenue, Cary, NC 27511

Ballet Coppelia and The Broken Doll will be performed by the Campaneria School and Ballet Company and the KMU Jazz Company. View Details

Cary Town Band presents May Days Daze

  • May 05, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

The month of May has so many weird and wonderful "holidays" it can leave you in a "Daze". There's Cinco de Mayo on the 5th, M... View Details

A Night Under the Stars: General Assembly Chorus Annual Concert

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

The General Assembly Chorus, a Cary-based men's a capella singing group, will present a concert of barbershop-style music and feature 2016 internati... View Details

En Plein Air: Paint the Town

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

Come offer your inspiration as artists Paint the Town! Artists will be painting scenic views within the Town of Cary's Parks and Greenways, as well as... View Details

Applause! Cary Youth Theatre presents The Neverending Story

  • May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC 27511

Lonely Bastian discovers a strange book and begins to read. In the story, young Atreyu must stop the Nothing from destroying Fantastica. Atreyu's qu... View Details

Paperhand Puppet Intervention

  • May 20, 2017
  • Address: 101 Dry Avenue, Cary, NC 27511

Fabricating fantastical worlds with the most ordinary of materials, Paperhand Puppet Intervention has been wowing audiences for over 15 years. Each pr... View Details

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