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Address: 224 Polk St, Raleigh, NC 27604-1260
Phone Number: 919 834 4001
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Fabulous small theatre with an interesting mix of performances

I've seen three of their shows in the last year and always thoroughly enjoyed each one. It's a small intimate space with professional productions that are always partly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've seen three of their shows in the last year and always thoroughly enjoyed each one. It's a small intimate space with professional productions that are always partly entertaining and partly thought provoking. Consider yourself lucky if you are here when there is a show on!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant! As I understand, the show was a showcase result of Summer Theatre Conservatory 2016.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Small theater with nice charm but the seating is mediocre...it's like watching a play sitting in the stands of your local high school gym watching a basketball game

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I rate Burning Caol among the top 3 'small' theathers in the triangle area. Their productions are alway professional and the theather it self is among the largest in this category. If you are into 'thoughtful' live theater, this is a place where you should at least visit once.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Saw this one-man show today and it was wonderful. I think there are a few more performances. I have seen about 10 plays here and each one was excellent.

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Thank Karen P
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great small theatre. They use one prop for multiple uses. Their creativity is amazing.They play was so enjoyable.

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Thank Susan B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I love the venue. You are so close to the actors that you can imagine being in the show. Usually an actor is already on the stage when you enter the theatre. The second stage shows are typically better than the main stage ones. The main shows are more main stream whereas the second stage shows are more modern/hip with... More 

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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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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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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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