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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  

Exhibition: Landscape Paintings by Judy Crane and Wendy Musser

  • December 06, 2016 - February 27, 2017
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Landscape paintings by Judy Crane and Wendy Musser will be on display in the Duke Energy Center. 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

Shen Yun 2017

  • February 25, 2017 - February 26, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The Shen Yun show is an amazing culture show that is truly exquisite, a once in a lifetime experience featuring Classical Chinese Dance and uniqu... View Details

The Marriage of Figaro

  • February 25, 2017 - March 05, 2017
  • 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, 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

Triangle Youth Brass Band's NABBA Showcase

  • February 26, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The Triangle Youth Brass Bands present an afternoon of competition music featuring Lauren Holtshauser, Cornet and Arnav Uppalapati and Mikayla Santos,... View Details

Classic Productions: Seussical

  • March 01, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Seussical is a musical of Dr. Seuss's best-loved stories - Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches an Egg, Gertrude McFuzz and other Dr. Seuss ... View Details

A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • March 09, 2017 - March 23, 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

This version of A Midsummer Night's Dream is a brand-new theatrical experience that puts a contemporary spin on Shakespeare's whimsical tale of f... View Details

IMOMSOHARD

  • March 10, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Some days as a mom are harder than others. The crying, the snot, the constant running around...and then there are the kids. And there's no one mak... View Details

Norah Jones

  • March 14, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Norah Jones will be performing live at the Duke Energy Center's Memorial Auditorium. View Details

10th Annual Raleigh Blues Festival

  • March 17, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The 10th Annual Raleigh Blues Festival will include performances by Bishop Bullwinkle, Sir Charles Jones, Tucka, Lebrado and Theodis Ealey. View Details

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

Triangle Brass Band featuring Jens Lindemann, Trumpet

  • March 26, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

World-renowned trumpet soloist Jens Lindemann performs with the Triangle Brass Band in a program where the audience votes on what will be performed on... 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

Ghashee w Mashee

  • April 01, 2017
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

As if Im Hussein hasn't already endured sufficient setbacks and struggles to fill years of stage plays, playwright Najee Mondalek sets her up for an... 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

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

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

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

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