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Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

  • 2 E. South St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

Your guests can experience the cultural elements of Carolina living through events at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. From the intimate Kennedy Theater where innovative theatrical productions take place, to the grandeur of the performances in Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh's artists captivate and entertain audiences from both near and far.
  Or provide your own entertainment by renting one of the five venues available at the Duke Energy Center. For dramatic outdoor entertaining, the Lichtin Plaza is a majestic setting. Experience the acoustic excellence of Meymandi Concert Hall, home of the North Carolina Symphony, or enjoy the Fletcher Opera Theatre or Kennedy Theatre for smaller gatherings. And the understated elegance of Memorial Auditorium is the perfect setting for large productions.

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Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 5
  • Total Sqft.: 80,000
  • Theatre Capacity: 4,770
  • Elevators: 2
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Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception Media
Fletcher Opera Theatre X           600                 No  
Kennedy Theatre X           170                 No  
Lichtin Plaza X                           No  
Meymandi Concert Hall X           1700                 No  
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium X           2300                 No  

The Wolf 2017

  • March 23, 2017 - April 02, 2017
  • Location: Kennedy Theatre at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

What do the Three Little Pigs, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood have in common? The Big Bad Wolf, of course. Theatre Raleigh's The Wo... View Details

Billy Strings

  • March 31, 2017
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Billy Strings is a 23-year-old, tattoo covered guitar picker and singer from Michigan who has been making waves in the bluegrass scene and on the fest... View Details

Geoff Tate

  • April 06, 2017
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate will embark on a worldwide tour highlighting songs from all 17 albums he ... View Details

Mountain Faith

  • April 07, 2017
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

North Carolinas own Mountain Faith has played their unique brand of music since 2000. Their fresh Appalachian take on gospel, bluegrass, folk, R&B... View Details

Sarah Jarosz

  • April 21, 2017
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Sarah Jarosz is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist. Undercurrent, her fourth Sugar Hill album, is her first release since graduating wit... View Details

The Red Machine: Triangle Youth Brass Band

  • April 23, 2017
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Join the Triangle Youth Brass Bands as they welcome trumpet soloist Gabriel DiMartino for an afternoon of fun and exciting music. Featured works inc... View Details

Dixie's Tupperware Party

  • May 12, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Dixie's Tupperware Party stars Dixie Longate, as the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, who has packed up her catalogues, and left her children in an Ala... View Details

Smokey Joe's Cafe

  • May 31, 2017 - June 11, 2017
  • Location: Kennedy Theatre at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

The soundtrack of the 50s and 60s comes to life in this musical revue showcasing the music of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, including "Stand By ... View Details

SoSo Summer

  • June 11, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

In 1992, Jermaine Dupri introduced to the world two 12-year-olds who wore their pants backwards by the name of Kris Kross. In February of that same ye... View Details

Struck

  • June 21, 2017 - July 02, 2017
  • Location: Kennedy Theatre at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

After being struck by a bicycle while crossing an East Village intersection, Vera Resnick feels a strange and out-of-character connection to the colle... View Details

Gary Owen

  • June 30, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Gary Owen has been entertaining American audiences for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in al... View Details

Lombardi

  • July 19, 2017 - July 30, 2017
  • Location: Kennedy Theatre at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Sports produce great human drama and there is no greater sports icon to bring to theatrical life than Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi, unqu... View Details

The Secret Garden

  • August 15, 2017 - August 20, 2017
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize... View Details

Theatre Raleigh: The Secret Garden

  • August 15, 2017 - August 20, 2017
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Theatre Raleigh will present The Secret Garden in the Fletcher Opera Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. View Details

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421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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