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Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill: Theater

Raleigh Theater: Theater Around Raleigh

Below are our Raleigh Theater recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, theater history and other points of interest in Raleigh Art.

Burning Coal

Burning Coal Theatre Company

Raleigh’s “indie-spirit” Burning Coal Theatre Company aims to inspire viewers with a visceral experience, reaching beyond traditional boundaries into a deeply felt interactive exchange between actor and audience. Focusing on socially-conscious new work and bold re-imaginings of classic titles, powerful explorations seen during the company’s 14-year history include acclaimed productions of David Rabe’s A Question of Mercy, Richard Adams’ Watership Down, Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, and the 1960s love-rock musical Hair. ...more...

Manbites Dog Theater

Manbites Dog Theater

A non-profit company founded in 1987, Manbites Dog Theater has been performing in its present location on Foster Street since the fall of 1998. The company has presented many regional and/or state premieres, as well as a broad range of local and national guest artists and companies in its “Other Voices” series. ...more...


North Carolina Theatre

Providing top drawer professional productions since 1984, North Carolina Theatre has earned a reputation for bringing Broadway’s biggest and best musicals to the area, with first rate style and panache. Producing shows each season at the Progress Energy Center, past NCT highlights have included lavish mountings of such audience favorites as Annie, The Producers, Camelot, and Hello Dolly!, frequently featuring the talents of name Broadway guest artists like Terrance Mann, Sharon Lawrence, Larry Gaitlin, …more…

PlayMakers Repertory Company

PlayMakers Repertory Company

The professional theatre in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Playmakers Rep is an outstanding regional company with ambitious vision. Presenting eight shows annually on two different stages, past productions at Playmakers have included sweeping epics like Nicholas Nickelby and Angels in America alongside challenging introspective works like Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking and Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days.

Saluted by the Drama League of New York as one of …more…