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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
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  • 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       12000.00                     No  
Meymandi Concert Hall X           1700                 No  
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium X           2300                 No  

Photography Exhibit: The Fabric of Raleigh and People with Purpose

  • August 10, 2017 - October 01, 2017
  • Location: Betty Ray McCain Gallery at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Award-winning photographer Christer Berg will be exhibiting two large portrait series called The Fabric of Raleigh and People with Purpose in a solo... 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

Theatre Raleigh: 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

Theatre Raleigh will present The Secret Garden in the Fletcher Opera Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. View Details

Momma's Boy

  • October 03, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Set in the inner city, Aaron and Autumn join forces as police officers in a town plagued by violence. Autumn is then forced to move into Aaron’s... View Details

Morgan James

  • October 06, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

One voice is all it takes. The right vocalist can make you fall in love at first listen, elicit tears or bring you back to a different era altogether.... View Details

Carolina Ballet: Sleepy Hollow

  • October 12, 2017 - October 29, 2017
  • Location: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael bring an evening of haunted stories to the stage just in time for Hallo... View Details

Jake Shimabukuro

  • October 20, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jake Shimabukuro is known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele. Jake’s performance incorporates eleme... View Details

Puddles Pity Party

  • November 19, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

A 7-foot clown walks into a bar. He motions for a soda water and sits there staring at his drink. The year was 1998 and Puddles had wandered into the ... View Details

An Evening With Dream Theater

  • December 02, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Dream Theater has announced the third and final leg of their Images, Words & Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour, which sees the pioneering group celebra... View Details

Kamasi Washington

  • December 02, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Music titan Kamasi Washington’s new EP Harmony of Difference, the first new music from Washington since his universally acclaimed 2015 debut alb... View Details

Kansas

  • December 13, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

America’s preeminent progressive rock band Kansas will be touring select cities this fall celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their breakthrough... View Details

Wizard of Oz

  • March 13, 2018 - March 18, 2018
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 5 days

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful Wizard of Oz, twists its way into Raleigh! The entire fami... View Details

Bright Star

  • April 17, 2018 - April 22, 2018
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 5 days

From Grammy, Emmy and Academy-award winning Steve Martin and Grammy award-winning Edie Brickell comes BRIGHT STAR, the five-time Tony Nominated Broadw... View Details

Disney's Newsies

  • July 24, 2018 - July 29, 2018
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 5 days

Stop the presses! Disney's Newsies takes the stage. Adapted from the Disney film, New York City's newsboys seize the day when they strike against unfa... View Details

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

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