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Convention and Performing Arts Complex

Mission

Through the professional actions of our Convention Center staff, we will provide our guests with a distinctive level

of service excellence while maintaining a fiscally responsible, self-sustaining operation that contributes economic

benefits to the people of the City of Raleigh.

Duke Energy Center strives to provide entertainment, education and a great overall experience for all patrons.

Assisting our resident companies to produce stimulating content, innovative shows and profitable experiences.

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts hopes to enrich the Triangle with live entertainment for many years to

come.

Department Overview

The Convention and Performing Arts Complex Department operates the Raleigh Convention Center (RCC), the

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (PAC), the Red Hat Amphitheater and the physical and capital

maintenance of the Walnut Creek Amphitheater. The RCC provides meeting space for conventions, meetings,

banquets, trade shows and other assembly events. The PAC provides space for concerts, plays and festivals and

is the home venue for the North Carolina Symphony, Theatre Raleigh, the North Carolina Theatre and the Carolina

Ballet. Additionally, the PAC produces and presents national and international touring productions and concerts,

doing business as Broadway Series South. The Red Hat Amphitheater presents a variety of outdoor entertainment

activities in the downtown area. The Complex presents Special Events that are held primarily on Fayetteville

Street, which have included the Annual Raleigh Wide Open, in 2011 the NHL All-Star Wide Open event and July

4th Street Celebration.

Additional information regarding the Convention and Performing Arts Complex may be obtained by contacting

Doug Grissom, Convention Center Director, at (919) 996-4651 or via email a

t Doug.Grissom@raleighnc.gov .

Director

Convention

Center

Walnut Creek

Amphitheater

Special Events

Performing

Arts Center

Red Hat

Amphitheater

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