There are many reasons to love The Triangle from taking advantage of the outdoors opportunities to some of the most acclaimed chefs in the US calling Raleigh Durham home, but one of our favorite things to highlight in The Triangle, are the incredible venues for the performing arts. The Nation’s top acts, plays, and shows all stop here and we have a variety of ways to enjoy them. Here is how we Celebrate the Arts and entertainment in The Triangle. If you are considering moving to The Research Triangle, reach out of us and we would happily offer more reasons to love The Triangle and why we think it is the best place to call home.


1400 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, United States

This Raleigh Arena hosts everything from hockey to Harry Styles. It seats 18,680 for ice hockey, 19,722 for basketball, including 61 suites, 13 loge boxes and 2,000 club seats. It offers three concourses and has a massive 300 person restaurant.


123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC 27701, United States

Ready for comedy, a Broadway show, or a solo performance by Brandi Carlisle? These are all upcoming at the Durham Performing Arts Center. DPAC is the largest performing arts center in the Carolinas and offers over 48,000 square feet. Located in the American Historic Tobacco District of Downtown Durham, this is a great place to see a show and grab dinner or drink before or after.


309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701, United States

Looking for an experience a bit more intimate? And historic? The Carolina Theatre was built in 1926 and is a jewel in the middle of Durham. It is a performing arts and cinema complex that is operating through a nonprofit and offers film festivals, smaller productions, and more intimate concerts than the arenas.


8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC 27518, United States

Looking for a concert under the stars, and in Cary? Booth Amphitheatre is one of the top places to take in the arts in The Triangle. It has a stunning design and offers billing that is everything from top bands to Chinese Lantern and Diwali Festivals. This really is a place for community in The Triangle, and often they have great participating restaurants as well!


3801 Rock Quarry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610, United States

The Coastal Credit Union Music Park is a LiveNation venue that hosts particularly large events outside. It is a 77 acre music park on the west bank of Walnut Creek and is a festival goers heaven!


500 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601, United States

The Red Hat Amphitheater offers not just national billing, but a stunning skyline view of Raleigh as well. It books through LiveNation and is another large outdoor venue to enjoy festivals, big names in music, and other immersive arts events.


2 E South St, Raleigh, NC 27601, United States

So far we have mentioned more of the summer events and large production spaces, but the Duke Energy Center for The Performing Arts hosts operatic production, ballet, and other theatre, for the colder months, and when you are interested in classical performing arts.


300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510, United States 

Cat's Cradle in Carrboro is a 50+ year old concert venue that is intimate and famed as a local venue. With only 750 seats, it is a great place to hear local and emerging talent and take in the rich history of the space.


723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701, United States

Motorco is your go-to space for street food vendors, edgy indie bands, and up-and-coming stand-up acts. Located in the heart of Durham, this makes for a fun night out discovering new acts and connecting with old friends.

We hope you get a chance to explore the arts in The Triangle!

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