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Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

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Raleigh Memorial Auditorium is part of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts complex.

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Upcoming Highlights

  • Once

    Opens Dec 01

  • Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Opens Dec 18

  • Ragtime

    Opens Jan 12, 2016

  • North Carolina Opera: The Barber Of Seville

    Opens Apr 01, 2016

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Opens May 12, 2016


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December 1-6, 2015

The creators of the acclaimed Black Watch, director John Tiffany and choreographer Steven Hoggett, join forces with playwright/screenwriter Enda Walsh to bring the hit independent film Once, winner of a 2007 Academy Award for the hit song "Falling Slowly", to the stage.

Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker

December 18-27, 2015

An enchanted wonderland where toys come to life, children shrink and magically reappear and flying is possible. Featuring grand-scale illusions and a cast of over 100 accompanied by a live orchestra. The perfect family show for christmas!


January 12-17, 2016

Ragtime weaves together the stories of three seperate families in the early 1900s to create a profound portrait of the American experience. Its original 1998 Broadway production garnered 13 Tony nominations and won four, including Best Book and Score.

North Carolina Opera: The Barber Of Seville

April 1-3, 2016

Rossini's farcical opera returns to North Carolina for the first time in over a decade. The first in the trilogy starring the mischievous Count Almavira and his wily servant Figaro as they take on the adventure of wooing the witty beauty Rosina. Right out from under the nose of Dr Bartolo! With devious disguises, meddlesome mishaps, the fate of the heart of this young girl is one thrilling and hilarious ride.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

May 12-15, 2016

Carolina Ballet present their marvellously magical production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream to close their Shakespeare Festival. Enter a beguiling realm as a plethora of fairy folk spin across the stage, setting the scene for this beloved tale comedy of warring hearts and mischievous spells, creating a night that those caught in the crossfire will never forget!

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