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.
Sat
Dec 7, 2019
11:00 AM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 7, 2019
2:00 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 7, 2019
2:00 PM
Snow White Christmas
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 7, 2019
7:00 PM
Snow White Christmas
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 7, 2019
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Grant Llewellyn - Handel's Messiah
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 8, 2019
11:00 AM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 8, 2019
2:00 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 8, 2019
2:00 PM
Snow White Christmas
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 8, 2019
2:30 PM
Home Free Vocal Band
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 8, 2019
7:00 PM
Snow White Christmas
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Mon
Dec 9, 2019
11:00 AM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Mon
Dec 9, 2019
2:00 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Wed
Dec 11, 2019
7:00 PM
A Christmas Carol
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Thu
Dec 12, 2019
7:00 PM
A Christmas Carol
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Dec 13, 2019
6:30 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Dec 13, 2019
7:00 PM
A Christmas Carol
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Dec 13, 2019
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Jeremy Tucker - Holiday Pops
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 14, 2019
11:00 AM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 14, 2019
2:00 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 14, 2019
2:00 PM
A Christmas Carol
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 14, 2019
3:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Jeremy Tucker - Holiday Pops
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 14, 2019
5:00 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 14, 2019
7:00 PM
A Christmas Carol
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 14, 2019
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Jeremy Tucker - Holiday Pops
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 15, 2019
11:00 AM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 15, 2019
2:00 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 15, 2019
2:00 PM
A Christmas Carol
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 15, 2019
5:00 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Mon
Dec 16, 2019
11:00 AM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Mon
Dec 16, 2019
2:00 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Mon
Dec 16, 2019
5:00 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Tue
Dec 17, 2019
7:30 PM
North Carolina Master Chorale: Susan Lohr & Stephen Aber - Joy of The Season
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Wed
Dec 18, 2019
7:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Thu
Dec 19, 2019
7:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Dec 20, 2019
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Dec 20, 2019
6:30 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Dec 20, 2019
7:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 21, 2019
11:00 AM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 21, 2019
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 21, 2019
2:00 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 21, 2019
5:00 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 21, 2019
7:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 22, 2019
11:00 AM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 22, 2019
1:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 22, 2019
2:00 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 22, 2019
5:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 22, 2019
5:00 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 22, 2019
8:00 PM
Ariana Debose
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Kennedy Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 22, 2019
10:00 PM
Ariana Debose
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Kennedy Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Mon
Dec 23, 2019
11:00 AM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Mon
Dec 23, 2019
2:00 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Mon
Dec 23, 2019
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Mon
Dec 23, 2019
5:00 PM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Mon
Dec 23, 2019
7:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Tue
Dec 24, 2019
11:00 AM
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Dec 27, 2019
7:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 28, 2019
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Dec 28, 2019
7:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Dec 29, 2019
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Mon
Dec 30, 2019
7:30 PM
Chevy Chase & National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Screening
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Tue
Dec 31, 2019
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: New Year's Eve: Vienna With A Twist
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Jan 4, 2020
1:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Platypus Theatre - Happy Feet To A Latin Beat!
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Jan 4, 2020
4:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Platypus Theatre - Happy Feet To A Latin Beat!
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Jan 10, 2020
7:30 PM
The Steel Wheels
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Jan 10, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Gemma New - The Planets
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Jan 11, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Gemma New - The Planets
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Jan 17, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Michael Cavanaugh - The Music of Elton John
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Jan 18, 2020
3:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Michael Cavanaugh - The Music of Elton John
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Jan 18, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Michael Cavanaugh - The Music of Elton John
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Jan 18, 2020
8:00 PM
Jesse Cook
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Jan 24, 2020
7:30 PM
North Carolina Opera: Leoncavallo - Pagliacci
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Jan 24, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Grant Llewellyn - Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Jan 25, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Grant Llewellyn - Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Jan 26, 2020
2:00 PM
North Carolina Opera: Leoncavallo - Pagliacci
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Thu
Jan 30, 2020
8:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Rhapsody In Blue
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Jan 31, 2020
8:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Rhapsody In Blue
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Feb 1, 2020
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Rhapsody In Blue
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Feb 1, 2020
8:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Rhapsody In Blue
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Feb 2, 2020
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Rhapsody In Blue
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Feb 7, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Grant Llewellyn - Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Feb 8, 2020
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Rhapsody In Blue
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Feb 8, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: Grant Llewellyn - Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Feb 8, 2020
8:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Rhapsody In Blue
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Feb 9, 2020
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Rhapsody In Blue
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Tue
Feb 11, 2020
7:30 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Wed
Feb 12, 2020
7:30 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Thu
Feb 13, 2020
7:30 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Feb 14, 2020
12:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: William Waldrop - Swing Is The Thing
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Feb 14, 2020
7:30 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Fri
Feb 14, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: William Waldrop - Swing Is The Thing
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Feb 15, 2020
2:00 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Feb 15, 2020
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Rhapsody In Blue
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Feb 15, 2020
3:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: William Waldrop - Swing Is The Thing
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Feb 15, 2020
7:30 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Feb 15, 2020
8:00 PM
North Carolina Symphony: William Waldrop - Swing Is The Thing
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall - Raleigh, NC
Sat
Feb 15, 2020
8:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Rhapsody In Blue
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Feb 16, 2020
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: Rhapsody In Blue
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Opera Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Feb 16, 2020
2:00 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
Sun
Feb 16, 2020
7:30 PM
Kinky Boots
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC
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
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