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Formerly known as the RBC Center, PNC Arena is an indoor, multi-surface, 20,000-seat arena used primarily to host basketball and hockey matches, and concerts. Opened in 1999, the arena is home to the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes and the North Carolina State University men's basketball team. Amenities include 75 luxury suites, 2,000 club seats, and restaurants. The arena also hosts ice shows, circuses, corporate meetings, and trade shows.
The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is North Carolina’s center for live entertainment and the performing arts. Opened in 2008 as one of the largest centers of its kind in the Carolinas, DPAC hosts hundreds of performances a year, ranging from high profile concerts to Broadway productions, stand-up comedy routines, and festivals. The center is recognized for its contemporary steel and glass design, and features 2,700 seats with intimate sightlines. DPAC’s “Heart of the Arts” community outreach program runs master theater classes for local students, and invites the students to backstage tours, orchestra rehearsals, and post-performance discussions.
The Carolina Theatre is a cinema and performing arts complex, and the only building in downtown Durham designed in the Beaux Arts style. The theater is home to Fletcher Hall–a 1,032-seat auditorium–two screening rooms, and the Connie Moses Ballroom. The seat of one of Durham’s most beloved arts organizations, the theater is known for its distinct architecture, and program of concerts, film screenings, festivals, plays, stand-up comedy, and educational performances.
Located right next to the Raleigh Convention Center, the Red Hat Amphitheater is a city entertainment venue for live, outdoor events. Located in the heart of the city, the venue is easily accessible and hence the most sought after choice for hosting large scale public events. Be it live concerts, festivals or musicals, this venue has staged it all. This 5500 capacity theater also offers an in-house food and beverages service, making it a completely entertaining and memorable experience. Check website for event schedule and booking information.
This magnificent performing arts facility offers entertainment in five specialized venues. The Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, built in 1932, holds about 2277 and is the grand dame of Carolina theaters. The huge chandeliers, floating staircases and comfy, over-sized seats enhance the experience. The Meymandi Concert Hall is an acoustic titan and home to the North Carolina Symphony. It also plays host to renowned musicians and performers from around the globe. The Fletcher Opera Theater hosts performances by such groups as the Carolina Ballet and The National Opera Company. The Kennedy Theater seats 170 and offers a unique experience found in the venue's nontraditional performances. Finally the Lichtin Plaza is a two-acre (one-hectare) outdoor venue which hosts both public and private events.