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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  

Steel Magnolias

  • July 27, 2016 - August 07, 2016
  • Location: Kennedy Theatre at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 8:00 PM; Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 8:00 PM; Friday, July 29, 2016 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM; Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM; Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 3:00 PM; Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM; Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 8:00 PM; Friday, August 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM; Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 8:00 PM; Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Theatre Raleigh will be presenting Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor ... View Details

Tea with Mary Poppins!

  • July 30, 2016
  • Location: Jaguar Land Rover Backer's Club Lounge
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Experience Disney's & Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins as never before at a private tea party with everyone's favorite nanny!  Thi... View Details

Heart Throbs

  • July 31, 2016
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The Heart Throbs will be performing live at the Meymandi Concert Hall. View Details

Tarocco: A Soldier's Tale

  • August 13, 2016
  • Location: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The Italian tradition of Comedia dell'arte grows strange wings in Tarocco: A Soldier's Tale, a mesmerizing fusion of circus a... View Details

Edward Lewis' Ballet

  • August 27, 2016
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Edward Lewis' Contemporary Ballet is a compelling story about a family dealing with sexual abuse, substance abuse, and the cycles of dysfunction tha... View Details

The Carolina Ballet presents La Mer

  • September 15, 2016 - September 18, 2016
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

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

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

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

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 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

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