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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 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
  • 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

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

The Carolina Ballet presents Carmina Burana

  • November 23, 2016 - November 27, 2016
  • Location: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

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

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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