PERFORMING ARTS CENTER HOUSES THE FOLLOWING VENUES:

  • Memorial Auditorium

    Opened in 1932, Memorial Auditorium is the crown jewel of North Carolina performing arts. Over the years, this richly historic theater has played host to a dazzling spectrum of artists and performances. Just a sample of the list quickly becomes dizzying: Sinatra, Gillespie, Baryshnikov, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughn, Itzhak Perlman, Natalie Cole and Prince. Broadway blockbusters like Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s The Lion King, Jersey Boys, Miss Saigon, and Rent have also been staged here.

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  • Fletcher Opera Theater

    The A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater is the epicenter for opera and dance in the North Carolina. This 600-seat theater offers an intimacy perfect for such performances, with the farthest balcony seat less than 70 feet from the stage.

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  • Meymandi Concert Hall

    The North Carolina Symphony calls this remarkable, 1700-seat venue home. And it’s easy to see why. Its 65-ft ceiling, unique shoebox shape, narrow sides, shallow balconies and lack of proscenium all work together to deliver the warmest, clearest and most immersive sound experience possible. National and international artists and performers now speak of this hall’s remarkable acoustics.

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  • Kennedy Theater

    Our new 170-seat, 40 x 60-foot black-box experimental theater fuses intimacy with energy, the deeply personal with the universal theater experience. The KD & Sara Lynn Kennedy Theatre provides performance space for innovative groups including Hot Summer Nights.

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  • Lichtin Plaza

    This elegant two-acre plaza in front of the Duke Energy Center is the ideal, open-air space for festivals, concerts and tented social gatherings and functions.

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  • Martin Suite

    Located in the upper lobby corners of the PEC.

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  • Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery

    This unique gallery, nestled within the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, is the proud home of the North Carolina Artists Exhibition, a collection of work by state artists, selected each year by respected local museum and gallery directors from hundreds of submissions.

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  • Carolina Room

    Located in the downstairs area of the Memorial Auditorium within the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, the Carolina Room is perfectly suited to hosting pre-show discussions or lecture series. The Room offers full amenities, classic architecture and an engagingly intimate atmosphere.

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  • Lobby Space

    It's the breathtaking show before the live show. Our atrium lobby presents a stunning grandeur with its central twin floating staircases, 14 Doric columns and a high-coffered beam ceiling. The overall impact is a professional yet introspective atmosphere, bolstered by our remarkably attentive staff. In other words, it's an ideal space for any event, no matter the scale. For information on rental possibilities, click here.

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  • Various Venues

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Additional venues just across the street:

  • Red Hat Amphitheater

    Raleigh's Amphitheater is THE venue for live concerts, festivals and events. The Raleigh Convention Center's Shimmer Wall provides a jaw-dropping backdrop, while moonlit trees and passing trains immerse you in the character of Raleigh's unique downtown. And after your favorite artists finally toss their picks into the audience and say goodnight, you can continue the fun at the countless restaurants, bars and clubs-all just steps away.

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  • Raleigh Convention Center

    Visitors are welcomed into a grand lobby of dazzling floor-to-ceiling windows. Open and airy, the 4,100-square-foot, street-level mezzanine overlooks the exhibit hall and provides easy access to the other 500,000 square feet of the center, as well as the attached Marriott Hotel. Granite details, stunning artwork, state-of-the art A/V/Wi-Fi systems, and a gracious reception and meeting areas all come together to form the most impressive Convention Center in the Southeast. And did we mention it's just steps from the vibrancy and fun of downtown Raleigh?

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  • Bud Light City Fest

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  • Wide Open Bluegrass

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