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Where to Find the Best of Raleigh Theater


Raleigh has a rich and diverse performing arts scene. Home to state-of-the-art stages, Broadway productions and small, immersive shows, the City of Oaks puts on some of the best performances in the country. Here are some of the best Raleigh theater venues and groups to check out the next time you’re looking for a great show.


NC Theatre

Get a taste of the Big Apple when you see a show at NC Theatre. The nonprofit theatre showcases six Broadway shows each season at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Catch crowd-pleasers like Mamma Mia! and Annie or see originals like the hilarious Murder For Two.


Theatre Raleigh

Theatre Raleigh is a smaller and more intimate professional theatre in downtown Raleigh. This Raleigh theater puts on a variety of shows, from musicals to comedies to thought-provoking dramas. The Hot Summer Nights at The Kenney series gives local artists a chance to showcase themselves, whether they specialize in cabaret or put on a spectacular one-man show.


Raleigh Little Theatre

Raleigh Little Theatre has been around for over 75 years and has become known for its engaging and diverse theater and educational programs. You’ll find everything from dark comedies like Measure For Measure to musicals like Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds. During the summer months, the theatre hosts free Movies in the Garden in the Stephenson Amphitheatre.


Burning Coal Theatre Company

Where to Enjoy Raleigh Theater


Don’t just go see a show, become a part of the show at Burning Coal Theatre Company. The small professional theatre seats just 150 people and performs works that you will feel and experience viscerally. Each show addresses issues and themes that are relevant to our community, whether you see a re-imagined classic or a contemporary play.


Theatre In The Park

Located in Pullen Park, Theatre In The Park is internationally recognized for its outstanding performances. Every performance is enhanced by the beautifully-manicured gardens outside the Raleigh theater. Upcoming shows include the moving musical Godspell and the theatrical adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel, Dracula.


The Justice Theater Project

The main goal of The Justice Theater Project is to give voice to social concerns through compelling theater experiences. See a show that empowers women, like A Doll’s House, Remodeled or Real Women Have Curves, or have a laugh at how hysterical history can be with the show Men on Boats.


Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio

Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio is both a theatre venue and arts education center in downtown Raleigh. Take a class or workshop to improve your thespian skills or catch a show in the 30-seat studio or 95-seat black box theatre. The theater hosts a wide range of shows and events, from Gift of the Magi, a sentimental story by O. Henry, to This Doesn’t End Well, a collection of plays by Brook North.



NRACT is a cozy community Raleigh theater that is the perfect place to take your date for a relaxed night out. Current shows include a comical play called The Herd and a thrilling musical rendition of Bonnie and Clyde. The Raleigh theater also provides classes for adults and kids of all ages, as well as half-day and full-day camps.


Lincoln Theatre

Top acts from around the world perform at the legendary Lincoln Theatre! This is the top Raleigh theater for live music acts, whether you’re into bluegrass or metal. Citizen Cope, Todd Snider and Blue October are just a few of the main acts coming to Lincoln Theatre this year.


Just like these beloved Raleigh theater venues and groups, Park Central has a lot to keep you entertained. We’d love to introduce you to our high-rise apartment community in the Midtown District of North Hills. Visit Park Central online at to schedule a tour or give us a call at (919) 800-0619.


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