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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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+1 919-996-8700
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Chapel Hill
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I've always enjoyed attending events at the Center for Performing Arts. The space allows for good flow during intermissions/exit and the auditorium itself is very nice with few bad seats. It's location is great for downtown dining or drinks before or after a show. Parking is very convenient.

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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Awesome Venue ... attended a recent showing of the Nutcracker (among many other shows I have attended in the past) ... the Venue is spacious, the seats are comfortable (not really a bad seat in the house), and the acoustics are fantastic ... the decor is very elegant. Staff is friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Went to see the musical and it was amazing. The company seemed to enjoy the performance. Hermie even gave my daughter a high five at the end. It was a once in a lifetime moment for her. One that I very much appreciate.

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