Theatre Raleigh is professional, non-profit theater company based in Raleigh, N.C. dedicated to inclusion and diversity, enriching our community through innovative and intimate theatrical experiences. Theatre Raleigh's origins date back to K.D. Kennedy Jr., and his son, Michael, starting a Hot Summer Nights theater series at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in 2005. Kennedy's daughter, Broadway star Lauren Kennedy Brady, took over as artistic director in 2008. Brady studied at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and performed on Broadway (Sunset Boulevard, Side Show, Les Miserables, Spamalot and more). Brady uses her Broadway connections to bring in top talent for the company's shows. In June 2020, Brady moved the theater company to North Raleigh and has converted 18,000-square-foot space into a hub for performing arts.