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Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 2 E South St, Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
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Experience the most elegant, immersive suite of live-performance venues in...

Experience the most elegant, immersive suite of live-performance venues in the Southeast.

Indulge your love of theater, opera, ballet and other live entertainments, in performance halls and centers designed around each unique art-and always under the care of our highly trained, dedicated staff.

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Great Venue!

Saw Jesus Christ SuperStar here. The theater is 1st class! Very friendly & accomdating staff, acoustics are excellent, just a wonderful venue Show was good, not overwhelming... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Saw Jesus Christ SuperStar here. The theater is 1st class! Very friendly & accomdating staff, acoustics are excellent, just a wonderful venue Show was good, not overwhelming, couple of good voices & interesting staging.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

My brother and his girlfriend treated me to a birthday outing to the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts. What a great evening. We went to see Jesus Christ Superstar, which was fabulous!!! The theater was beautiful. It was my first time there, but I am hoping it will not be my last. It was... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The bathrooms was very clean. The people that was working there was very nice and very helpful even when i was walking around staff would ask me do i need help finding anything.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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104 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I went to see a ballet a week ago. Great place to easily get to. If you are crossing the street to get to Duke Energy there is always a friendly person directing traffic so pedestrians can safely cross. When entering, the staff immediately scans your tickets. You can get it scanned from your phone or on paper. There is... More 

Thank luv4raleigh
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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259 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing performances by Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert. Sally played the audience like a violin, engaging with banter at times not part of the script. Carter was superb as Patsy Cline, singing about 20 songs incorporating Patsy's timbre in her voice. The theater provided an intimate setting for the actors to personally engage the audience. Acoustics were also very good.

Thank beachcomber1947
Durham, North Carolina
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438 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This is a review of MAMANDI - not the Symphony per se. The facilities are overall very nice. Strangely the bathrooms are quite under-stocked for a public venue. Drinks and snacks were available before the show and at intermission. I was surprised that drinks were allowed IN the theater. My only concerns with the theater are: - it was very... More 

Thank 150hotelnightsayear
North Carolina
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I had the opportunities to see Shen Yun 2 years in a row and I am going again this year since their performances are different every year. AMAZING. Spectacular costumes, fantastic music, incredible dancers, an evening you will never forget and one that you will be able to repeat yearly.

Thank Savytrotter
Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
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82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

DECP is a beautiful concert center. I highly recommend it for any event they host. I've been there on many occasions, most recently to hear the Raleigh Ringers handbell concert before Christmas. The concert was great as usual. Wine is sold by the glass and other beverages and snacks are available.

Thank Debbie L
Chapel Hill
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The Duke center is a very easy to access venue. Parking directly across the street. Shuttle for those with difficulty walking. Small enough to see well from any location. I highly recommend the theater and Music hall venues at this location.

Thank donaldf492
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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144 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Took my son to Spamalot. The show was great with the humor expected of Monty Python and sets that enhanced the performance without distraction. The cast was professional and talented with many enjoyable and funny songs. The venue does a good job managing crowds and getting people where they need to be. The concessions were a bit pricey but that... More 

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