Oak City Insider

Sample the Arts

Sample the Arts with Five Shows for only $195!

Based in the heart of Downtown Raleigh, the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts has stood as an epicenter for artists from across the globe as well as within our own community and has welcomed countless patrons through the doors.

Now, we invite you on a new journey as an Oak City Insider. Sample the Arts as you experience performances ranging from theatre, music and dance from some of the region's most treasured performing companies which call our venue home. As part of this ticket package, you'll receive a specialty concession item at each performance as well as specific Oak City Insider swag!

*Limited Quantities of this Package are Available for Purchase*

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Oak City Insider Performances

Nov. 7, 2019

We Will Rock You - Live Nation

We Will Rock You

While We Will Rock You is a quirky, eccentric and heartfelt story of outsiders, it’s also a creative cautionary tale for the cyberage. It reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. The audience can expect We Will Rock You to rock as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts. 

                      This performance will take place in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Dec. 13, 2019

Holiday Pops - North Carolina Symphony

Holiday Pops

This annual tradition is getting bigger and better and will feature all your festive musical favorites, plus the NCS Children’s Chorus, carolers, falling snow, a sing-a-long, a chorus line of dancing Santas, and a few surprises to make your holiday bright!

                        This performance will take place in Meymandi Concert Hall

Jan. 10, 2020

The Steel Wheels - PineCone

The Steel Wheels

Virginia-based acoustic roots music collective The Steel Wheels have announced the July 12 release of their seventh full-length album, Over The Trees. Recorded in Maine with producer Sam Kassirer, Over The Trees draws attention to the impeccable harmonies of the four original members: Trent Wagler (guitar/banjo), Eric Brubaker (fiddle), Brian Dickel (bass), and Jay Lapp (guitars/mandolin). Kevin Garcia, who plays multiple percussion instruments, keyboard, and mallet-based instruments, formally joined the band after the 2017 release of Wild as We Came Here, which Kassirer also produced. In addition to familiar-to-fans harmonies, The Steel Wheels ventured a little farther out of their known comfort zone for Over The Trees. ‚ÄúThis is a bit of an experimental record at times, with new sounds and influences,‚ÄĚ Wagler says. ‚ÄúWe know where we come from. We are a string band from Virginia, but we are evolving with this album, and we are embracing the future.‚ÄĚ

                         This performance will take place in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater

Feb. 12, 2020

Kinky Boots - North Carolina Theatre

Kinky Boots

Winner of 6 Tony Awards¬ģ, a GRAMMY Award, and featuring 16 original songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots is the huge-hearted, high-heeled hit that took Broadway by storm. Based on true events, Kinky Boots tells the story of two people with nothing in common ‚Äď or so they think! With understanding and compassion, a struggling factory owner and a wildly fabulous entertainer join forces to create a great business and an even stronger friendship. Don‚Äôt miss the chance to dance along with us during this fearless, upbeat musical sensation ‚Äď no matter your footwear!

                      This performance will take place in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

April 3, 2020

Mozart's The Magic Flute - North Carolina Opera

The Magic Flute

Mozart’s delightful, fairy tale comedy The Magic Flute comes to life in a brand new, never-before-seen production designed and built specifically for North Carolina Opera. 
The Queen of the Night convinces Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter, Pamina, from the clutches of the evil high priest Sarastro. He soon learns that Sarastro is not a villain, but the virtuous leader of an enlightened group that both Tamino and Pamina wish to join. With the help of the colorful, zany bird catcher Papageno and his magic bells, Tamino and Pamina pass a series of entrance tests, thus ensuring that love and goodness carry the day. 

                      This performance will take place in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Oak City Insider Overview


Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in this package?

  • Entry to five remaining performances at the Duke Energy Center across various genres and venues.
  • One specialty concession item at each performance per package.
  • Oak City Insider specific swag items

When can I purchase tickets?

  • UPDATE: Tickets can be purchased now through the November 7, We Will Rock You performance for $195!

Where will my seats be located?

  • Seats will be assigned in order of purchase in designated areas throughout each venue for Oak City Insider Packages.

Do I need my Oak City Insider Lanyard for each performance?

  • Yes. Please bring your lanyard as this will act as your entry into the venue and the concierge area. Once in the venue, we will have more information about your seat locations and specialty concession item.

How do I receive a refund or exchange tickets to another performance?

  • Tickets included in this package are valid only for the listed performance dates and times. This package will not include refunds or exchanges.

What should I do if I have lost my Oak City Insider Lanyard?

  • Please contact our team at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov for more information.

Participating Companies

Featured Companies

Carolina Ballet

Carolina Ballet is one of America’s premier arts organizations, programing traditional ballets by legendary masters and new works by contemporary choreographers. The Ballet was launched as a professional company in 1998 under the direction of Founding Artistic Director/CEO Robert Weiss, and since 2017, has been co-directed by Weiss and Zalman Raffael.

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Live Nation

As the world’s leading live entertainment company, Live Nation is privileged to work with artists to bring their creativity to life on stages around the world. Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship.

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North Carolina Symphony

Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony is a vital and honored component of North Carolina’s cultural life. As the first state-supported symphony in the country, the Symphony’s 66 full-time professional musicians are greeted with enthusiasm by adults and schoolchildren in more than 90 North Carolina counties.

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PineCone is a year-round source for roots music fans in the Triangle region of North Carolina, presenting more than 200 programs annually, including more than 30 concerts, youth programs, participatory jams and sessions, and a weekly radio show. Since 2013, PineCone has also been the producer of PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, the festival component of the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass.  

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North Carolina Theatre

Established in 1984, North Carolina Theatre is Raleigh’s premier, non-profit professional regional theatre. With its successful formula of producing top quality musicals with top national performers and local talent, North Carolina Theatre has been instrumental in the revitalization of downtown Raleigh over the years.

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North Carolina Opera

Formed in 2010, The North Carolina Opera emerged from the merger of The Opera Company of North Carolina and Capitol Opera Raleigh. It is dedicated to presenting operatic performances at the highest level throughout the Triangle.

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Customer Service Inquiries

If you have any additional questions not referenced in our FAQ Section, please don't hesitate to contact us at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov