The Duke Energy Center

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Venue Information

The Duke Energy Center, located in Raleigh, North Carolina is a live-performance venue where you can enjoy some of the best shows in the region. Duke Energy Center features the Memorial Auditorium, which has hosted some of the most famous performers (Sinatra, Ray Charles, Prince to name a few), Fletcher Opera Theater, the Kennedy Theater, and Meymandi Concert Hall, which has unique shoebox shape.

For those who love outdoor entertainment, Lichtin Plaza hosts festivals, concerts, and social events and gatherings. And you can always visit the Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery, where you can see an extraordinary collection of work by state artists. Duke Energy Center is conveniently situated near the Raleigh Convention Center and the Red Hat Amphitheater, and it’s the cultural heart of Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

You can find more information regarding future performances on the event calendar available on the venue’s website.


2 E South St
Raleigh, NC 27601


Phone number (919) 996-8700
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What Are Duke Energy Center Visitors Saying?

  • A resident of Raleigh, North Carolina shares that Duke Energy Center hosts unforgettable shows and that you can always rely on the ushers to help you find your seat. The ticket buyer attended the live performance of Harry Potter’s soundtrack by the North Carolina Symphony and was very impressed by the acoustics and the atmosphere. The reviewer also notes that you can buy drinks and snacks at the concession stands.
  • Another live performance fan, who was staying in a nearby hotel, mentions that Duke Energy Center offers an intimate atmosphere, friendly staff, and amazing shows. The customer adds that the seats are comfortable and that you have a clear view of the stage no matter where you sit. The only thing she didn’t like was that the bathrooms were packed during the intermission.
  • A ballet fan, who was flying to Raleigh, North Carolina for a meeting, observes that the Duke Energy Center is well-maintained, well-organized and offers top-notched performers. The ticket purchaser also mentions that it’s easy to find a parking stop near the venue and that there are plenty of hotels where you can stay.
  • A music fan attended Matilda and Beauty and the Beast and was blown away by the experience. She adds that there is no bad seat in the venue and that the acoustics is perfect so you can hear everything loud and clear. Moreover, the building has a gorgeous interior, and the atmosphere is cozy and friendly. The reviewer highly recommends Duke Energy Center to those looking for high-quality live entertainment.
  • Another ticket buyer, who regularly visits Duke Energy Center, says that since the venue is located in Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, you can grab a bite from a nearby restaurant before the show. Moreover, the concession stands in the venue offer snacks at a reasonable price. He also notes that you can purchase season tickets and receive free parking. But the reviewer also notes that the bathrooms get very crowded, and they should be better organized.
  • A music enthusiast advises that you check the Duke Energy Center’s website regularly for upcoming shows because it hosts great Broadway hits. Moreover, the theaters have comfortable seats, excellent sightlines, and beautiful design. However, the reviewer warns that if you plan on parking near the venue, you must come early. Otherwise, you might have to park a few streets away.
  • A visitor highly praises Duke Energy Center for its organization and selection of shows and performers and states that the sound and the light are perfect. He also notes that the staff is attentive and helpful and that it’s easy to enter and exit the venue. The customer also shares that the ticket price is reasonable.