Central North Carolina

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  • 1. American Dance Festival

    Downtown | Festivals

    This internationally known festival, held annually in June and July, brings performances to various locations throughout town. ...Read More

  • 2. Carolina Theatre

    Downtown | Film

    Dating from 1926, this Beaux-Arts space hosts classical, jazz, and rock concerts, as well as film events and international film festivals. Check...Read More

  • 3. Carolina Theatre

    Downtown | Theater

    What opened in 1927 as a vaudeville theater has matured and diversified over the years. It now serves as a performing-arts center, showcasing...Read More

  • 4. Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

    Southeast Metro | Music

    Accommodating up to 20,000 fans, this amphitheater hosts big-name touring musicians. ...Read More

  • 5. Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown | Arts Centers

    The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts has several different performance spaces. The 2,369-seat Memorial Auditorium, the crown jewel...Read More

  • 6. Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)

    Downtown | Theater

    With its impressive modernist glass structure and adjacent hotel and restaurants, DPAC offers panoramic views of the city and a world-class...Read More

  • 7. Eastern Music Festival

    Downtown | Festivals

    The Eastern Music Festival, whose guests have included Billy Joel, André Watts, and Wynton Marsalis, brings a month of more than four dozen...Read More

  • 8. Festival Stage of Winston-Salem

    University | Theater

    The sister company of the group behind North Carolina Shakespeare Festival stages contemporary and original plays at the Hanesbrands Theatre. ...Read More

  • 9. Greensboro Coliseum Complex

    Arts Centers

    The vast Greensboro Coliseum Complex hosts sporting, music, and entertainment events throughout the year, including the Central Carolina Fair. ...Read More

  • 10. Greensboro Cultural Center

    Downtown | Arts Centers

    Home to the offices of more than a dozen art, dance, music, and theater organizations like the Greensboro Ballet and Greensboro Opera, the cultural...Read More

  • 11. ManBites Dog Theater

    Downtown | Theater

    ManBites Dog Theater performs original, edgy, socially conscious plays. ...Read More

  • 12. Memorial Hall

    University | Dance

    Home to Carolina Performing Arts, you can catch music, dance, and other performances in this historic 1,400-seat auditorium on the campus of UNC. ...Read More

  • 13. North Carolina Black Repertory Company

    University | Festivals

    The first professional black theater company in North Carolina, this repertory offers performances throughout the year that educate and inspire...Read More

  • 14. Playmakers Repertory Company

    University | Theater

    The professional theater in residence at UNC, Playmakers Repertory performs a variety of work, from old-time radio dramas to large-scale musicals...Read More

  • 15. Stevens Center

    Downtown | Arts Centers

    Many North Carolina School of the Arts musical and dramatic performances, as well as performances featuring the Winston-Salem Symphony and Piedmont...Read More

  • 16. The Community Theatre of Greensboro

    Downtown | Theater

    Founded in 1949, this playhouse stages professional shows and a host of children's programs each year in the Old Greensborough historic district...Read More

  • 17. Triad Stage

    Downtown | Theater

    This nationally recognized professional theater company mixes classic and original plays performed in downtown Greensboro at the Pyrle Theater. ...Read More

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