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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

  • North Carolina Opera: Madama Butterfly

    Opens Oct 30

  • Flashdance

    Nov 15, 2015

  • Once

    Opens Dec 01

  • Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker

    Opens Dec 18

  • Ragtime

    Opens Jan 12, 2016

North Carolina Opera: Madama Butterfly

October 30-November 1, 2015

Poor, poor Cio Cio, the young Japanese girl who marries the US Naval Officer Pinkerton in the mistaken belief that she has found lasting happiness. But her devotion is misguided, and Pinkerton only sees her and their marriage as a stepping stone for his return to America to find his 'true bride'.


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November 15, 2015

Flashdance is the unforgettable story of Alex, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to beat the odds by breaking out of her sleepy steel town and making her dream of becoming a professional dancer come true. Now it can be seen live on stage!


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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.

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