Directions & Parking

Most of North Carolina Opera’s performances take place at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (DECPA) in downtown Raleigh.  Duke Energy Center is a venue containing multiple performance spaces, including Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Meymandi Concert Hall, and Fletcher Opera Theatre.  You can find which space your performance is taking place in on your ticket.

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 E South St
Raleigh, NC 27601

Exterior view of a neo-classical performing arts building in a style similar to a Greek temple Memorial Auditorium Photo Credit: Duke Energy Center The interior of a large auditorium with red seats from the persepctive of the stage looking out Memorial Auditorium Photo Credit: Curtis Brown
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A theatre exterior covered with banks of two story windows with a concrete wall in front inscribed with the word Fletcher Opera Theatre Photo Credit: Curtis Brown
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Interior of a small theatre with gray seats and a balcony from the perspective of a performer on the stage Fletcher Opera Theatre Photo Credit: Duke Energy Center The interior of a concert hall from the audience point of view towards a stage covered in chairs and music stands Meymandi Concert Hall Photo Credit: Curtis Brown
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The following information was taken directly from the DECPA site.  Please reference their site here for more information.

DIRECTIONS

From I-40 / South Raleigh
From I-40 take exit 298-B. Go 1.5 miles north on S. Saunders St. Turn right onto South St. Go 2 blocks. Duke Energy Center is on the right.

From US-1 / Capital Blvd. / North Raleigh
Take US-1 South into Raleigh. US-1 becomes Capital Blvd. Stay on Capital Blvd., crossing over I-440 (the Beltline). After you cross I-440 go another 3.4 miles south. Capital Blvd. becomes Dawson St. Go 10 blocks south on Dawson St. (0.8 miles). Turn left onto South St. Go 3 blocks on South St. Duke Energy Center is on the right.

From US-70 / Glenwood Ave. / Northwest Raleigh
From Glenwood Avenue / US-70, follow the US-70 E. signs toward downtown Raleigh. US-70 travels along Glenwood Avenue, turns onto Wade Avenue, then exits onto Capital Blvd. heading south. Capital Blvd. becomes Dawson St. Go 10 blocks south on Dawson St. (0.8 miles). Turn left onto South St. Go 3 blocks on South St. Duke Energy Center is on the right.

From US-64 / New Bern Ave. / Northeast Raleigh
Take US-64 W. toward Raleigh. US-64 becomes New Bern Ave. Follow New Bern Ave., crossing over I-440. After you cross I-440 go another 2.5 miles west. New Bern Ave. then becomes Edenton St. Go 1 mile on Edenton St. and turn left at the State Capitol onto Salisbury St. Duke Energy Center is 7 blocks on the left.

PARKING

We offer multiple lots, all conveniently located near the Duke Energy Center, look for the “Event Parking” signs and the attendants with the blue aprons.

Parking is available in both of the lots located directly across from South Street. There is also parking available in the deck located on the corner of Salisbury and South Streets. Accessible parking spaces are available on the first level of each garage and in the lots. The parking cost for these areas is $10.00 per car.

For those with mobility issues, a shuttle service is also available to transport visitors by golf cart. The carts typically park near the accessible parking spaces both outside and inside the parking deck. Patrons will be transported to Lichtin Plaza in front of the entrances of the Duke Energy Center.

A drop-off area is located in the brick area in front of Lichtin Plaza. Driving on the Plaza is strictly prohibited.

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