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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 Carolina Ballet presents La Mer

  • September 24, 2016 - October 02, 2016
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

Claude Debussy's iconic La Mer, with all the dynamic energy and imagery of the sea, serves as the latest musical inspiration for Choreographer in Re... View Details

2016 Medal of Arts Ceremony

  • October 06, 2016
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission has selected six individuals to receive the 2016 Raleigh Medal of Arts, the City's highest arts honor. View Details

John Paul White

  • October 08, 2016
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

John Paul White will be performing live at Duke Energy Center's Fletcher Opera Theater as part of his Cat's Cradle concert tour.  View Details

The Carolina Ballet presents Don Quixote

  • October 13, 2016 - October 14, 2016
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Scenes of love and battles with windmills have filled our hearts with humor and pathos since 1605 when Cervantes first set forth his tarnished knigh... View Details

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

  • October 14, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Created by Bradlee, the rotating collective of Postmodern Jukebox has spent the past few years amassing more than 450 million YouTube views and 1.9 mi... View Details

The Carolina Ballet presents Don Quixote

  • October 15, 2016 - October 30, 2016
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

Scenes of love and battles with windmills have filled our hearts with humor and pathos since 1605 when Cervantes first set forth his tarnished knigh... View Details

Patty Griffin - Cat's Cradle

  • November 20, 2016
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Patty Griffin is a Grammy-Award winning artist who has achieved great acclaim for her songwriting as well as her powerful voice. Her first two album... View Details

The Carolina Ballet presents Carmina Burana

  • November 23, 2016 - November 27, 2016
  • Location: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Lynne Taylor Corbett's Carmina Burana, with live music by the North Carolina Master Chorale under the baton of Alfred E. Sturgis, was hailed by the ... View Details

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

  • November 25, 2016
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.  Come see all of y... View Details

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

  • November 25, 2016 - December 16, 2016
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.  Come see all of y... View Details

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

  • November 26, 2016 - December 04, 2016
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.  Come see all of y... View Details

Paula Poundstone

  • December 01, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

32 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country -- stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as s... View Details

Patton Oswalt

  • December 03, 2016
  • Location: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

A comedian, actor, and writer, Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his Grammy-nominated specials to his many... View Details

A Christmas Carol - Raleigh Shows

  • December 07, 2016 - December 11, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Tickets for Theatre in the Parks presentation of A Christmas Carol, presented at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, will be on sale throu... View Details

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

  • December 10, 2016 - December 11, 2016
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.  Come see all of y... View Details

The Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker

  • December 16, 2016
  • Location: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Carolina Ballet's annual classic, The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition perfect for the whole family. This is t... View Details

Raleigh Ringers 2016 Holiday Concert

  • December 17, 2016 - December 18, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The Raleigh Ringers present an entertaining 2-hour performance filled with holiday favorites, original compositions, classical arrangements and the ... View Details

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

  • December 17, 2016 - December 18, 2016
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.  Come see all of y... View Details

The Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker

  • December 17, 2016
  • Location: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Carolina Ballet's annual classic, The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition perfect for the whole family. This is t... View Details

The Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker

  • December 18, 2016
  • Location: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Carolina Ballet's annual classic, The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition perfect for the whole family. This is t... View Details

The Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker

  • December 20, 2016
  • Location: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Carolina Ballet's annual classic, The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition perfect for the whole family. This is t... View Details

The Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker

  • December 21, 2016 - December 23, 2016
  • Location: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Carolina Ballet's annual classic, The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition perfect for the whole family. This is t... View Details

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

  • December 23, 2016 - December 24, 2016
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.  Come see all of y... View Details

The Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker

  • December 24, 2016
  • Location: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Carolina Ballet's annual classic, The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition perfect for the whole family. This is t... View Details

Sierra Hull

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

Sierra Hulls breakout album Weighted Mind, produced by Bela Fleck, features the young mandolin virtuoso coming into her own as a singer-songwriter. Th... View Details

Dom Flemons with Kaia Kater and Jerron Blind Boy Paxton

  • February 24, 2017
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Dom Flemons, Kaia Kater and Jerron Blind Boy Paxton share the stage for one night only, spotlighting the African roots of the banjo and the impact tha... View Details

The Marriage of Figaro

  • February 25, 2017 - March 04, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Can Susanna marry Figaro before the Count gets his hands on her? Will the Countess find a way to bring her straying husband back to her? Where will th... 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

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

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