Powerful performances from the symphony and opera touch your soul. Graceful dancers seemingly defy gravity. Raleigh’s performing arts scene delivers non-stop energy.
Broadway Series South—From the Great White Way to downtown Raleigh, enjoy a world-class entertainment lineup.
2 E. South St., Fayetteville Street, Raleigh,
Burning Coal Theatre—Often raw and gritty performances bring force to the classics, modern classics and new works.
224 Polk St., Capital District, Raleigh,
Carolina Ballet—Internationally acclaimed, the company brings passion to the stage each season with standards and world premieres.
Chamber Music Raleigh—Performances include the popular Sights & Sounds series featuring artists performing at the N.C. Museum of Art.
North Carolina Master Chorale—More than 70 years of performances with ensembles ranging from 16 to 170 voices.
North Carolina Opera—Engaging sets and costumes transport you as powerful vocals transfix you. Multiple venues.
North Carolina Symphony—A performance calendar that takes the music well beyond Raleigh with classics to pops.
North Carolina Theatre—Top plays and musicals with acclaimed performers and local talent.
1 E. South St., Fayetteville Street, Raleigh,
Raleigh Little Theatre—Gospel, comedy, historical drama, fairytale and musical. Each season delivers a stellar lineup.
301 Pogue St., Raleigh,
Theatre In The Park (Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre)—Located in the northern end of Raleigh’s scenic Pullen Park, original works on stage, some with adult themes.
107 Pullen Rd., Raleigh,
Collegiate arts programs
Check out the vibrant art scene on campus.
Arts N.C. State—Fostering arts programs for students and for the community. All events are open to the public.
2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh,
Jones Auditorium at Meredith College—An active calendar for artists, dancers, musicians and actors.
3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh,
Meredith College Cultural Events—Performances by the Meredith Ensemble Theatre, Extra Theatre Company and dance, chorale, chorus and ensemble groups.
3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh,
William Peace University Theatre—Home to plays, musicals and concerts through the academic year.
15 E. Peace St., Capital District, Raleigh,
Marcelo Martinez Principal Dancer, Carolina Ballet
Marcelo’s training began in his home country Paraguay and led him to Brazil and then to the United States. In 2007 he joined the Carolina Ballet and worked to achieve his promotion to principal in 2010. On the stage he has dazzled in performances of Robert Weiss’s “Romeo and Juliet,” Balanchine’s “Stars and Stripes” and “Fancy Free” by Jerome Robbins.
Slow down. Pause and consider. The visual arts are a vital part of Raleigh and provide cause for reflection. From modern pieces to timeless works from antiquity, find what speaks to you.
Artspace—Curiosity welcome here! And innovative approaches to life encouraged through thought-provoking exhibits.
201 E. Davie St., Moore Square, Raleigh,
CAM Raleigh—Light-filled views to the street showcase the inspiring architecture and exhibits in downtown.
409 W. Martin St., Warehouse District, Raleigh,
See it. Love it. Buy it. Raleigh’s galleries showcase an eclectic mix of art from local, regional and national artists. Find the perfect piece for your home or office.
The Mahler Fine Art—Located downtown in the renovated Mahler Building, this is a full-service gallery that welcomes collectors of any level of experience.
228 Fayetteville St., Fayetteville Street, Raleigh,
Sertoma Arts Center—Part of a learning community of 11 arts organizations that strive to improve access to the arts for people with disabilities. Classes, workshops and exhibits.
1400 W. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh,
Village Art Circle—A supportive place to create, collaborate and exhibit, the Circle showcases studio and guest artists.
200 S. Academy St., Ste. 130, Cary,
Art around the county
Raleigh’s neighboring communities are home to wonderful art venues, places to pause and contemplate, to enjoy a show and to attend a class.
Cary Arts Center—Home to the Cary’s Marvelous Music Series and Applause! Cary Youth Theatre, as well as gallery exhibits, classes and camps.
101 Dry Ave., Cary,
Garner Performing Arts Center—An intimate auditorium inside the former Garner High School and home to Broadway Voices, The Towne Players of Garner and It’s Showtime! series.
742 W. Garner Rd., Garner,
Halle Cultural Arts Center—The center hosts premier performances, visual art exhibitions and movies. Classes offered in children and adult drama, and voice and art.
237 N. Salem St., Apex,
Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts—In the heart of downtown Wake Forest, enjoy exhibits, concerts, plays and recitals. 4
05 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest,
Bring it home
Say goodbye to that uninspired wall and hello to a unique treasure from Raleigh.
Art Source—A fine art gallery featuring the works of more than 75 artists from the Southeast and beyond.
4421 Six Forks Rd., Ste. 123, Raleigh,
North Carolina Museum of Art Museum Store—In person or online, shop from a carefully curated selection of gifts that are tied to the NCMA’s collection.
2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh,
Raleigh Flea Market—Art treasures and just about anything else you can imagine can be found at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.
1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh,