General Accessibility for the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 


Both parking lots located directly across South Street have handicapped accessible spaces.  The parking deck located on the corner of Salisbury and South Street has plenty of accessible spaces. 

Shuttle Service

Golf carts are also available for those with mobility issues. They normally park near the accessible parking spaces both outside and in the parking deck. Patrons are transported close to the entrances of the theater.

Drop Off Area

The drop off area is located in the brick area in front of Lichtin Plaza. Driving on Lichtin Plaza is strictly prohibited.

Accessible parking for the Duke Energy Center Box Office is located on South Street in the front of the Center. Accessible parking for the North Carolina Theatre Box Office is located in the Kennedy Theater Parking lot on the Salisbury Street side of the building.

Box Office Hours - Monday-Friday, 9am to 5:30pm

Please note: after hours the parking lot is not considered public parking for evening and weekend performances.

Courtesy wheelchairs are available upon request. There is a limited uspply of chairs and a drivers license is needed.

Accessible Restrooms

A.J. Fletcher Theater:  Main Level: men's is on the west side of the theater, women's is on the east side.  Balcony Level: both are located on east side

Meymandi Hall:  Restrooms on all three levels; Orchestral level: located in rear hallway behind orchestra seating, Lower balcony level: located next to main staircase, Upper balcony level: located in front lobby on either side of staircase

Raleigh Memorial Auditorium:  Main level: located on east and west hallways leading into Dress Circle and Orchestra sections, Mezzanine and Balcony level: located in lobby area upstairs - the elevator is located in the center of the inner lobby

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

Assisted listening devices are available in each theater. For A.J. Fletcher Theater, these can be obtained at the Box Office area in the lobby and operate on an infrared signal. For Meymandi, these can be obtained in the Box Office area in the lobby and operate on FM frequency and loop system. For Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, these can be obtained at the security office located on the west side of the inner lobby, adjacent to the Box Office and operate on an FM frequency and loop system.

Sign interpreted performance is also available upon request. A two to three week notice prior to performance is required.

People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Audio Description can be provided by Arts Access. MUST REQUEST two weeks in advance, will not be available at every show.