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Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts

1 East South Street, Raleigh, NC, USA
Seats (approximate): 2277

As one of the finest performing arts facilities in North Carolina since 1932, Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium experienced a dramatic rejuvenation in 1989-90 with completed renovations totaling over ten million dollars. Rich with history, this elaborately appointed landmark continues to nourish an outstanding repertoire of performing arts events in grand tradition, providing sophisticated beauty, comfort, and convenience for patrons and performers alike. Home to the North Carolina Symphony and the North Carolina Theatre, Memorial Auditorium has gratified audiences with outstanding performances in opera, ballet, orchestral music, theater, comedy, and popular music concerts, featuring some of the world's most celebrated artist such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Itzhak Perlman, Roberta Peters, Sarah Vaughn, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Pat Metheny, Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, The Moody Blues, Amy Grant, Toto, and Prince, as well as outstanding Broadway musical presentations of Cats, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, and Rent, just to name a few. From the exquisite entrance atrium lobby with the grandeur of a central twin floating staircase and 14 Doric columns, to the main auditorium with its state-of-the-art stage, high coffered beam ceiling, sound reflective mahogany walls, intricate sound and lighting systems and 2,277 luxurious wide-berth seats, Memorial Auditorium is designed to lend a highly professional yet introspective atmosphere to any performance no matter what the scale. Eighty-thousand square feet of stage, house, rehearsal hall, lobbies and public areas make Memorial Auditorium one of the most decisively versatile facilities in the Southeast, affording extensive flexibility for a wide variety of functions. Stage level dressing rooms complete with mirrors, dressing tables, showers and restroom facilities, an elegant rehearsal hall for small theater productions, dinners, and meetings, plus a state-of-the-art box office are just a few of the additional outstanding features and amenities offered, insuring that each event or special performance will be a highly professional and inspiring occasion.


Productions Production Dates
Bright Star
Musical, Original
Music by Edie Brickell, Steve Martin; Book by Steve Martin; Lyrics by Edie Brickell
Apr 17, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018
Matilda The Musical
Musical, Original
Music by Tim Minchin; Book by Dennis Kelly; Lyrics by Tim Minchin
May 23, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Once
Musical, Original, Romance
Dec 01, 2015 - Dec 06, 2015
Dirty Dancing
Musical, Original
Sep 08, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
We Will Rock You
Musical, Original
Music by Queen; Story and Script by Ben Elton; Lyrics by Queen
Dec 03, 2013 - Dec 08, 2013
Elf
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Matthew Sklar; Book by Bob Martin, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Nov 12, 2013 - Nov 17, 2013
Les Misérables - 25th Anniversary
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Original French text by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Feb 14, 2012 - Feb 19, 2012
American Idiot
Musical, Original
Jan 31, 2012 - Feb 05, 2012
A Christmas Story
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 29, 2011 - Dec 04, 2011
Little House on the Prairie
Musical, Original
Music by Rachel Portman; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Lyrics by Donna Di Novelli
Mar 16, 2010 - Mar 21, 2010
Xanadu
Musical, Original, Fantasy
Jan 26, 2010 - Jan 31, 2010
South Pacific
Musical, Revival, Drama
Nov 03, 2009 - Nov 08, 2009
Jersey Boys
Musical, Original
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Jun 24, 2009 - Jul 18, 2009
Happy Days
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Paul Williams; Book by Garry Marshall; Lyrics by Paul Williams
Apr 14, 2009 - Apr 19, 2009
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman; Adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams; Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
Mar 31, 2009 - Apr 05, 2009
A Chorus Line
Musical, Revival, Drama
Jan 06, 2009 - Jan 11, 2009
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Dec 02, 2008 - Dec 07, 2008
Avenue Q
Musical, Original, Comedy, Puppets
Music by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez; Book by Jeff Whitty; Lyrics by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez
May 06, 2008 - May 11, 2008
Monty Python's Spamalot
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Apr 15, 2008 - Apr 20, 2008
The Drowsy Chaperone
Musical, Original, Comedy
Feb 12, 2008 - Feb 17, 2008
High School Musical
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 29, 2008 - Feb 03, 2008
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Lyrics by William Finn
Jan 01, 2008 - Jan 06, 2008
Irving Berlin's White Christmas - 2007
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives, Paul Blake; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Dec 26, 2007 - Dec 30, 2007
My Fair Lady
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Nov 27, 2007 - Dec 02, 2007
Mamma Mia! - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 30, 2007 - Nov 04, 2007
Sweet Charity
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
May 29, 2007 - Jun 03, 2007
Legends!
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by James Kirkwood
May 01, 2007 - May 06, 2007
All Shook Up
Musical, Original
Fueled by the Songs of Elvis Presley; Book by Joe DiPietro
Mar 20, 2007 - Mar 25, 2007
The Light in the Piazza
Musical, Original
Music by Adam Guettel; Book by Craig Lucas; Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Feb 13, 2007 - Feb 18, 2007
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Jeffrey Lane; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Jan 30, 2007 - Feb 04, 2007
Movin Out
Musical, Original, Dance
Music by Billy Joel; Lyrics by Billy Joel
Jan 02, 2007 - Jan 07, 2007
The Lion King - Gazelle
Musical, Original
Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Sep 11, 2006 - Oct 22, 2006
Doctor Dolittle - 2006
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Leslie Bricusse; Book by Lee Tannen; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
May 09, 2006 - May 14, 2006
Mamma Mia! - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 18, 2006 - Apr 23, 2006
Annie
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Mar 14, 2006 - Mar 19, 2006
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Jan 24, 2006 - Jan 29, 2006
Hairspray
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 28, 2005 - Dec 04, 2005
Little Shop Of Horrors
Musical, Original, Comedy, Puppets
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Howard Ashman; Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Mar 01, 2005 - Mar 06, 2005
Movin Out
Musical, Original, Dance
Music by Billy Joel; Lyrics by Billy Joel
Jan 04, 2005 - Jan 09, 2005
The Producers - Max
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Nov 02, 2004 - Nov 07, 2004
42nd Street
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Mar 23, 2004 - Mar 28, 2004
Mamma Mia! - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Mar 09, 2004 - Mar 14, 2004
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Feb 09, 2004 - Feb 15, 2004
The Graduate
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Terry Johnson
Jan 20, 2004 - Jan 25, 2004
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Dec 02, 2003 - Dec 07, 2003
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Nov 11, 2003 - Nov 16, 2003
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Musical, Original, Comedy
New Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book by Dick Scanlan, Richard Morris; New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Sep 16, 2003 - Sep 21, 2003
The Phantom of the Opera - Music Box
Musical, Original, Drama
Apr 22, 2003 - May 11, 2003
The Full Monty
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Mar 11, 2003 - Mar 16, 2003
Some Like It Hot
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Feb 17, 2003 - Feb 23, 2003
Aida
Musical, Original, Drama
Oct 22, 2002 - Nov 03, 2002
Beauty & The Beast - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
May 07, 2002 - May 12, 2002
Fiddler On The Roof
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Apr 30, 2002 - May 05, 2002
Contact
Musical, Original, Dance
Written by John Weidman
Feb 12, 2002 - Feb 17, 2002
Kiss Me, Kate
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Nov 27, 2001 - Dec 02, 2001
Fosse
Musical, Original, Revue, Dance
Oct 30, 2001 - Nov 04, 2001
Annie Get Your Gun
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by Dorothy Fields, Herbert Fields; Revised book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
May 15, 2001 - May 20, 2001
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Nan Knighton; Lyrics by Nan Knighton
Mar 13, 2001 - Mar 18, 2001
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Jan 30, 2001 - Feb 04, 2001
Cabaret
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Oct 10, 2000 - Oct 15, 2000
The Sound of Music
Musical, Revival, Drama
May 23, 2000 - May 28, 2000
Beauty & The Beast - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Apr 25, 2000 - May 07, 2000
Jekyll & Hyde
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Leslie Bricusse; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Apr 18, 2000 - Apr 23, 2000
Sunset Boulevard - Second National
Musical, Original
Mar 07, 2000 - Mar 12, 2000
Titanic
Musical, Original
Music by Maury Yeston; Story and Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Jan 11, 2000 - Jan 16, 2000
Ragtime - 1999
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Nov 30, 1999 - Dec 05, 1999
Rent - Benny
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Apr 27, 1999 - May 02, 1999
Miss Saigon - Second National
Musical, Original, Drama
Mar 09, 1999 - Apr 11, 1999
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Jan 12, 1999 - Jan 17, 1999
The Phantom of the Opera - Music Box
Musical, Original, Drama
May 05, 1998 - Jun 06, 1998
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Jan 13, 1998 - Jan 18, 1998
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Musical, Original, Revue
Dec 02, 1997 - Dec 07, 1997
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Oct 28, 1997 - Nov 02, 1997
Damn Yankees
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Jan 28, 1997 - Feb 02, 1997
Hello, Dolly!
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Dec 03, 1996 - Dec 08, 1996
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Nov 28, 1995 - Dec 03, 1995
Crazy For You
Musical, Original, Comedy
Apr 11, 1995 - Apr 16, 1995
The Will Rogers Follies
Musical, Original
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Feb 15, 1994 - Feb 20, 1994
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Nov 16, 1993 - Nov 21, 1993
The Secret Garden
Musical, Original
Music by Lucy Simon; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Mar 26, 1993 - Mar 28, 1993
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Dec 01, 1992 - Dec 06, 1992
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Jan 28, 1992 - Feb 02, 1992
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Dec 18, 1990 - Dec 23, 1990
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Oct 09, 1990 - Oct 14, 1990
Can-Can
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Abe Burrows; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Feb 14, 1989 - Feb 19, 1989
Cats - Third National
Musical, Original
Feb 16, 1988 - Feb 21, 1988