Performing Arts in the Triangle
Are you a lover of performance art? One of the greatest benefits of the Triangle’s many cities in close proximity is that there is nearly always something happening in the performance art world. The Triangle has many performance companies, venues, musical groups, ensembles, and creative minds. Some of the largest performing arts organizations are listed below, but there are also many more.
1. Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) – Durham
Presents plays, concerts, musicals, and more throughout the year
Recent performances include Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, Alabama, Hall & Oats, Jerry Seinfeld, The Blue Man Group, and more
2. North Carolina Symphony – Raleigh
Performance symphony that hosts some of the state’s finest musicians.
Recent performances include: “The Rite of Spring,” “Freedom” concerts celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and more
3. Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – Raleigh
Hosts concerts, festivals, plays and is home to the NC Symphony, NC Theatre, and Carolina Ballet.
Recent performances include: Lee Anne Rhymes with the NC Symphony, Dave Chapelle, and The Drowsy Chaperone
4. Carolina Ballet, Inc.
The Triangle’s own professional ballet company
Recent performances include “Giselle” and “The Rite of Spring”
Don’t miss the annual “Nutcracker” production during the holiday season
5. North Carolina Theatre
Professional theatre that performs Broadway revivals and provides community education and outreach
Recent performances include NERDS, Alter Boys, and Cats
6. American Dance Festival – Durham
Modern dance company
The 2013 season was their 80th anniversary
7. Carolina Theatre of Durham
Presents concerts, comedy, and educational programming as well as independent films and festivals. Recent performances include: Pat Benatar, Boz Scaggs, and Cheap Trick
8. PlayMaker Repertory Company – Chapel Hill
Professional regional theater
Recent performances include Cabaret, Big River, and Angels in America
9. The ArtsCenter – Carrboro
Presents performances and provides arts education. Recent performances include: 10 by 10 in the Triangle, Ruthie Foster, and Justin Roberts
10. Theatre in the Park – Raleigh
Community theatre especially known for its annual performances of "A Christmas Carol."
Recent performances include: To Kill a Mockingbird and Fuddy Meers.
11. North Carolina Opera – Raleigh
Professional opera company. Recent performances include: Aida, Wagner, and Les Enfantes Terribles
12. Raleigh Little Theatre, Inc.
Recent performances include Spring Awakening, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Animal Farm.
13. Triangle Youth Ballet – Chapel Hill
Education division trains dancers from age 3 to adult
14. Raleigh Symphony Orchestra
Concerts, in-school and community education
Recent performances include Canadian Soundscapes and Treasured Classics
15. North Carolina Master Chorale – Raleigh
Choral organization performing choral-orchestral masterworks.
Recent performances include Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. John’s Passion, and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis