Durham is home to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, one of the most popular theaters in the country, as well as the historic Carolina Theatre, drawing national touring acts in music, comedy, and theater. It is also home to the American Dance Festival, the most important modern dance festival in the country, and Duke Performances, curating a season full of eclectic music, dance, and other performances from locally grown and international acts.
It is left as no wonder that Durham is a place replete with performances to captivate any crowd, from its largest, well-known venues to its black-box community theatres. Browse the listings below to find the venues and live events that will knock you off your feet.
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Offering all the usual genres in dance education, BDTS also introduces students to musical theatre training, choreography classes and offers myriad performing opportunities in the community.
Bartlett Theater is a professional nonprofit theater group dedicated to exploring and presenting the creative world of one playwright each season. 75 percent of all artists it employs will be based …
A musical ensemble providing music for weddings, bar / bat mitzvahs, parties, and more. Members of Blue Sands have performed in Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and orchestral performances abroad.
Bouncing Bulldogs is dedicated to providing jump rope instruction and experiences to jump rope enthusiasts around the world. The Bouncing Bulldogs have been a model for producing youth ambassadors …
Competitive spoken word poetry team representing the community at regional and national slam events. Foundation offers workshops, events, and organizes the annual Jambalaya Soul Slam.
Chamber music series.
35 professional musicians performing at the historic Carolina Theatre under the baton of internationally respected Maestro Lorenzo Muti. For ticket information call (919) 560-3030.
Founded in 1949, this 150-voice mixed chorus regularly performs with professional orchestras and regionally and nationally known soloists.
Outdoor space on Main Street at The Streets at Southpoint. Performances are staged throughout the year. Several fountains provide ambience and some interactive amusement.