Lincoln Theatre

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Venue Information

The Lincoln Theatre is a live music venue in Raleigh, North Carolina, where you can enjoy high-quality concerts and shows. The place is opened for all ages unless otherwise specified. But if you’re under 21, you’ll have to pay $2 surcharge.

Lincoln Theatre has limited seating capacity so the first come, first served principle applies both for upstairs and downstairs. If you want a seat, you must come before the announced door time. The venue has a bar and offers alcohol, but you have to carry a valid, non-expired ID stating that you’re over 21.

There is also a vending machine on the inside for those that want a snack during the show, or you can grab dinner at one of the nearby restaurants. An ATM is available inside the club if you run out of cash. 


126 E Cabarrus St
Raleigh, NC 27601


Phone number ​(919) 821-4111
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What Are Lincoln Theatre Visitors Saying?

  • A resident of Raleigh, North Carolina observes that Lincoln Theatre has a welcoming vibe and that it hosts quality shows with good acoustics. The reviewer warns that you might have to wait a while before the show starts, but it’s worthed. She also notes that you can find a parking space easy in one of the decks or across the street. The ticket buyer also says that the bar offers decent drinks. She concludes that Lincoln Theatre is a great place to see your favorite bands and enjoy good company.
  • Another live music enthusiast, who was staying in a nearby hotel, mentions that she attended a concert in Lincoln Theatre and that she had a great time. The customer observes that the place is small but intimate. She notes that you can grab a seat on the balcony, but you have to be there when they open the doors. The reviewer also warns that it was pretty hot on the inside and that there was no air-conditioning.
  • A customer, who was flying to Raleigh, North Carolina for afamily reunion, says that the size of the place is perfect if you want to feel like part of the action and that there are many excellent restaurants around if you  wish to grab dinner. The reviewer also notes that the restrooms are clean and well-maintained and that the bar serves you quickly even if there’s a long line.He recommends that you choose the balcony if you want an excellent view of the performers.
  • Another customer, who regularly visitsLincoln Theatrecomments that this is one of the best live music venues in the region and that it has a unique, intimate atmosphere. He adds that the sound is perfect for such a small place and that the staff and security are friendly, polite and attentive.
  • Another music fan states that you can always park in the garage across the street and that LincolnTheatre is a great place for concerts and shows because you can see the stage from anywhere. He also mentions that you can purchase tickets online or directly at the door, depending on the show. The reviewer observes that the bar is not what he expected, but that wasn’t a dealbreaker for him.
  • A resident of Raleigh, North Carolina says that Lincoln Theatre is perfect if you want to hear some great local artists and that it books incredible performers and shows. He observes the venue is small, but it doesn’t feel crowded even when it’s full. He adds that the tickets are reasonably priced, and he highly recommends it.
  • However, some customers have complained that the staff was rude and that they had issues with the security. Some also state that the drinks are overpriced and that the sound system needs improvement.