Arts & Culture
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Raleigh’s main civic center for the performing arts completes the terminus of the central axis of the original 1792 William Christmas city plan. Anchoring the alignment of the State Capitol and Fayetteville Street corridor, the Performing Arts Center plaza has a water fountain and plaza bordered by public gardens. Upper granite terraces link the plaza with entrances to the existing Greek Revival Memorial Auditorium and the flanking new symphonic hall and opera theater.