Convention and Performing Arts Complex
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
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 at Doug.Grissom@raleighnc.gov .