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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.


  • Accessible to people with disabilities:
  • Elevators Indoor:
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 5
  • Total Sqft.: 80,000
  • Theatre Capacity: 4,770
  • Indoor:
  • Band Allowed:
  • Linens Available:

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  

Mythbusters: Jamie and Adam Unleashed

  • April 29, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The all-new, live stage show “MythBusters© Jamie & Adam Unleashed,” starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-... View Details

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  • May 01, 2015 - May 10, 2015
  • Location: A. J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Winner of THREE Tony® awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Broadway's most talked-about new musical is “brave and breathtaking” accor... View Details

An Evening with David McCullough

  • May 21, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Author David McCullough is widely acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history” and has received both the Pulitzer Prize and the... View Details


  • July 11, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

After an incredible year and a half of touring the globe; playing 150 shows to packed-house crowds from North America to Australia and everywhere in-b... View Details

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

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