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“Progress Center is a Great Venue”

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Ranked #27 of 156 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Experience the most elegant, immersive suite of live-performance venues in the Southeast. Indulge your love of theater, opera, ballet and other live entertainments, in performance halls and centers designed around each unique art-and always under the care of our highly trained, dedicated staff.
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have seen a number of productions here including a Christmas Carol, Buddy Guy, Asia and others. This is a very enjoyable place to see a play or an intimate concert. It is not sleek and shiny, but instead exudes a sense of history and place in the heart of downtown. It is a shame that the theater seems to be unable to compete with other venues for acts because it is certainly inconvenient to drive from south Wake County to another county see an act.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Major kudos to Raleigh for the renovations some time back but this facility is the best for theater and music performances. Great location, excellent staff and a "can't miss" when entertaining out-of-town guests. Attending events here since it was plain ol' Memorial Auditorium and it keeps getting better.

Thank PAyscue
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Yes, DPAC is great. But this is still great too. The offerings have improved and it's a beautiful building with great seating and acoustics. Whether you are seeing a play, a musical or the symphony, you are sure to enjoy the experience. Convenient to parking and area restaurants.

Thank JeanC1
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We've seen several productions here including performances by our children while in ballet. The grounds are beautiful and the facilities are top notch from the smallest dance performance to the big shows. Parking can be an issue but their website provides great directions if you plan ahead.

Thank CalinaRhea
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

I have seen several different type of shows in this venue from comedians to plays. Each time I was able to see very well and I was comfortable during the shows. The drinks and few snacks offered are pricey and unlike other venues in the area they are very small portions. Don't arrive hungry or thirsty. Parking can range from $5 to $10 with $7 being the average. I tend to like to arrive early enough to get a space in the parking area across the street. I am not a fan of the parking garage across the street.

Thank hjpoole
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