Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh, NC

Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts encompasses four versatile performance spaces that aim to create an unforgettable experience for all who visit. It is home to Memorial Auditorium, Fletcher Opera Theater, Meymandi Concert Hall and Kennedy Theatre. The venues can accommodate audiences of up to 2,323 people.

The historic Memorial Auditorium serves as the centerpiece of the complex with its atrium lobby, twin floating staircases and elegant Doric columns. Since opening in 1932, it has presented performances by Frank Sinatra and Prince and hosted traveling Broadway productions of The Lion King and Rent. It’s home to the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra and regularly features productions by Broadway Series South.

Versatility permeates the center, with the Fletcher Opera Theater focusing on opera and dance and the Meymandi Auditorium welcoming musical performances that benefit from its rich, robust acoustics. The 170-seat Kennedy Theatre is a unique, experimental space that promises an intimate and interactive experience.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Raleigh, Duke Energy Center is conveniently located just five blocks from the state capitol. There are multiple parking lots within walking distance that serve the venue.

Visitors looking to experience the city should stay within the Raleigh Beltline. There are many top-notch hotels nearby, and the restaurant scene is varied and vibrant. For a nightcap, Fox Liquor Bar offers high-quality cocktails in a basement speakeasy environment. Families should plan to tour the North Carolina Museum of Natural History and ride the train at Pullen Park.
Tue
Feb 18, 2020
7:30 PM
North Carolina Opera: Lawrence Brownlee In Recital
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Feb 21, 2020
8:00 PM
Johnny Mathis & North Carolina Symphony
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Feb 22, 2020
8:00 PM
Johnny Mathis & North Carolina Symphony
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Feb 23, 2020
4:00 PM
Je'Caryous Johnson's Set It Off
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Feb 28, 2020
7:30 PM
The HillBenders
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Feb 28, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: David Danzmayr - Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Feb 29, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: David Danzmayr - Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Feb 29, 2020
8:00 PM
Karina
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Tue
Mar 3, 2020
7:30 PM
North Carolina Master Chorale: Dvorak's Requiem
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Wed
Mar 4, 2020
7:00 PM
Pieces Of Gold
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Thu
Mar 5, 2020
7:30 PM
The Wailin' Jennys
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Thu
Mar 5, 2020
8:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: A Celebration of Female Choreographers
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Mar 6, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Oscar Andy Hammerstein III - A Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Mar 6, 2020
8:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: A Celebration of Female Choreographers
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Mar 7, 2020
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: A Celebration of Female Choreographers
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Mar 7, 2020
3:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Oscar Andy Hammerstein III - A Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Mar 7, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Oscar Andy Hammerstein III - A Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Mar 7, 2020
8:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: A Celebration of Female Choreographers
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Mar 8, 2020
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: A Celebration of Female Choreographers
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Mon
Mar 9, 2020
7:30 PM
In My Life
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Thu
Mar 12, 2020
7:00 PM
Celtic Woman
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Mar 13, 2020
12:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Grant Llewellyn & Jean-Yves Thibaudet - An American In Paris
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Mar 13, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Grant Llewellyn & Jean-Yves Thibaudet - An American In Paris
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Mar 14, 2020
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: A Celebration of Female Choreographers
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Mar 14, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Grant Llewellyn & Jean-Yves Thibaudet - An American In Paris
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Mar 14, 2020
8:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: A Celebration of Female Choreographers
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Mar 15, 2020
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: A Celebration of Female Choreographers
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Mar 21, 2020
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: A Celebration of Female Choreographers
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Mar 21, 2020
8:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: A Celebration of Female Choreographers
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Mar 22, 2020
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: A Celebration of Female Choreographers
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Tue
Mar 24, 2020
7:30 PM
Memphis - The Musical
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Tue
Mar 24, 2020
7:30 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Wed
Mar 25, 2020
7:30 PM
Memphis - The Musical
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Wed
Mar 25, 2020
7:30 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Thu
Mar 26, 2020
7:30 PM
Memphis - The Musical
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Thu
Mar 26, 2020
7:30 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Thu
Mar 26, 2020
7:30 PM
Eric Johnson
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Mar 27, 2020
7:30 PM
Memphis - The Musical
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Mar 27, 2020
7:30 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Mar 27, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Grant Llewellyn - Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Mar 28, 2020
2:00 PM
Memphis - The Musical
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Mar 28, 2020
2:00 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Mar 28, 2020
4:00 PM
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Mar 28, 2020
7:30 PM
Memphis - The Musical
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Mar 28, 2020
7:30 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Mar 28, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Grant Llewellyn - Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Mar 29, 2020
2:00 PM
Memphis - The Musical
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Mar 29, 2020
2:00 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Mar 29, 2020
7:30 PM
Memphis - The Musical
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Mar 29, 2020
7:30 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Wed
Apr 1, 2020
7:00 PM
Leo Dan
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Thu
Apr 2, 2020
8:00 PM
Whose Live Anyway?
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Apr 3, 2020
7:30 PM
North Carolina Opera: Mozart's The Magic Flute
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Apr 4, 2020
1:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Wesley Schulz - Fairy Tales & Dragons
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Apr 4, 2020
4:00 PM
Robert Dubac's The Book of Moron
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Apr 4, 2020
4:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Wesley Schulz - Fairy Tales & Dragons
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Apr 4, 2020
8:00 PM
Robert Dubac's The Book of Moron
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Apr 5, 2020
2:00 PM
North Carolina Opera: Mozart's The Magic Flute
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Thu
Apr 16, 2020
8:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Macbeth
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Apr 17, 2020
12:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Michal Nesterowicz - Scheherazade
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Apr 17, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Michal Nesterowicz - Scheherazade
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Apr 17, 2020
8:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Macbeth
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Apr 18, 2020
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Macbeth
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Apr 18, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Michal Nesterowicz - Scheherazade
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Apr 18, 2020
8:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Macbeth
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Apr 19, 2020
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Macbeth
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Apr 24, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Star Wars' The Empire Strikes Back In Concert
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Apr 25, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Star Wars' The Empire Strikes Back In Concert
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Apr 26, 2020
7:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Star Wars' The Empire Strikes Back In Concert
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Tue
Apr 28, 2020
8:00 PM
David Foster
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Fri
May 1, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Fri
May 1, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Fri
May 1, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Grant Llewellyn - Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
May 2, 2020
2:00 PM
Edges
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
May 2, 2020
2:00 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
May 2, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
May 2, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
May 2, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Grant Llewellyn - Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sun
May 3, 2020
2:00 PM
Edges
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
May 3, 2020
2:00 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
May 3, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
May 3, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Tue
May 5, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Tue
May 5, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Wed
May 6, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Wed
May 6, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Thu
May 7, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Thu
May 7, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Fri
May 8, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Fri
May 8, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
May 9, 2020
2:00 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
May 9, 2020
2:00 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
May 9, 2020
7:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Grant Llewellyn - Gala Evening With Renee Fleming & Branford Marsalis
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
May 9, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
May 9, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
May 10, 2020
2:00 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sun
May 10, 2020
2:00 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
May 10, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
May 10, 2020
7:30 PM
Edges - Play
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Wed
May 13, 2020
7:00 PM
George Will
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
500 Fayetteville St Mall, Raleigh, NC
History & Traditions:
Capacity:
2,323 - Memorial Auditorium

600 - Fletcher Theater

1,700 - Meymandi Hall

170 - Kennedy Theatre

Past Names/Nicknames:
Progress Energy
Date/Year Built/Opened:
1932