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Carolina Performing Arts

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Address: 114 E Cameron Ave, University of North Carolina Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-0001
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+1 919-843-3333
10:00 - 18:00
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Carolina Performing Arts is the official arts presenter of the University...

Carolina Performing Arts is the official arts presenter of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

CPA Presents works by the world's top classical, dance, theater, and global music artists.

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Diverse offerings of high quality; parking a real pain

Carolina Performing Arts is housed in the venerable Memorial Hall, which is worth a visit just to peruse the plaques on the wall commemorating donors and famous graduates from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Carolina Performing Arts is housed in the venerable Memorial Hall, which is worth a visit just to peruse the plaques on the wall commemorating donors and famous graduates from the 1800's and early 1900's; a mini-history lesson. The hall has been remodeled in the last 10 years or so and is now more comfortable. The series is excellent. The downside?... More 

Thank CarolinaBecky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

We've been to several musical and theatrical performances here in the past few years, mostly in the balcony, and have mixed feelings about it. The programming is extremely eclectic -- to the point that most people will not have heard about the performers. This can be be good or bad, depending on how adventurous you are. Our most recent experience... More 

Thank TarHeel
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

We really enjoyed seeing the Streb Forces show here. Great space. Recently renovated historic theater.

Thank panchopup
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

Took my wife to see the Nutcracker Ballet for her birthday. First we ended up at the wrong theatre , Midsummer Nights dream was playing and we advised the young lady with event staff that we were there to see the Nutcracker. She asked my wife and I four times were we for real and each time she got the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

We attended a blues concert and the program was excellent. There was a very talented group providing the pre-show sidewalk entertainment outside. It was like getting two shows for the price of one. We are not local, this was our first show at the CPA but enjoyed the experience and plan to attend again.

Thank Road521Runner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

The student performances are pretty darn good here! The music selections are good and the conductor does a good job as well.

Thank SherryAuthor
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

As impresario, Emil Kang has managed to bring in the most talented performers in the country if not the world! The only issue is a dearth of parking on campus. That can be difficult. But once you're in the hall, you are faced with the best of the best.

Thank Martha H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Taj Mahal, Trombone Shorty, Lyle Lovett/John Hiat, Chris Thile, George Clinton, Maceo Parker ... and that's just some of musical performances we've been delighted by this past year! Looking forward to Streb-Forces, Bela Fleck and the Alvin Ailey Dance Company over the next two months. As locals, we consider ourselves very fortunate indeed to have access to such a fantastic... More 

Thank carolinapair
Chapel Hill, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Great dance companies make the rounds of important venues around the world, and that includes Chapel Hill during the Carolina Performing Art series. Joffrey, Ailey, Kirov, you name it they come here!

Thank Skidleone
Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

I know they spent a lot renovating this space five or so years ago; but the lobby area is horrible! The auditorium itself is nice, with comfortable seats, decent acoustics, good lighting. The programming is often very interesting -- this past year's series in honor of the 100th anniversary of "The Rite of Spring" was very good: diverse, engaging, innovative.... More 

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