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Burning Coal Theatre

Address: 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone Number: 919 834 4001
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Ranked #30 of 148 things to do in Raleigh
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts

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north carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Have been here several times for local HS productions but never a professional one. Fantastic and intimate theater. Reminds me of a few Off-Off Broadway theaters in NYC.

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North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was my first visit. We really enjoyed the play and the smaller size theater made for a more intimate experience. There is a good size parking area at no charge. They have a small refreshment area and sell a few books and items too.

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georgia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
41 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My cousin was part of summer program which produced Shakespeare's A Midsummers Night Dream. This play was not put on at the theater ,but staged outside nearby at the Mordecai House on the grounds. I will never look at a play the same way. The audience was involved in the play, and we moved from area to area on the... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Excellent acting and wonderful and unique shows to see. Seating is cozy and you can see everything from most seats. I love this venue.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I've been to about 5 productions over the past two years and have enjoyed each and every one. I always wonder what kind of staging they can do in such a small space and I'm always pleasantly surprised. Acting is great and there is not a bad seat in the house. Parking is easy and free.

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Baltimore
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

My daughter participated in a teen Shakespeare conservatory here this summer. Raleigh is a lovely city reminiscent of my days spent in my grandmother's sleepy Southern hometown. My DD had a wonderful time in Raleigh and learned invaluable acting techniques from the Burning Coal staff. It was utterly amazing to see how talented these kids were to pull together a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I've seen a couple shows here at this "intimate" theatre, and they have always been a treat. There isn't a bad seat in the house, and from most, you can almost reach out to touch the performers. Edgy material keeps this on my list of places to keep up with current shows at.

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I went with a couple of friends to watch a Harry Potter based play - HufflePuffed. It is close to downtown so dinner plans afterwards are possible.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is such an amazing theatre company! They are creative and innovative. You definitely have to see a show here!!

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Cary, NC
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240 reviews 240 reviews
48 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

We attended a Burning Coal production for the first time this past week; the 2-part adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Jude the Obscure" (as a musical, no less). The acting was excellent. The whole experience really transported you to late 19th-century England. We will certainly be returning for other plays in the future.

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