Performing Arts Centre

USA Conference Venue


A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at the Performing Arts Center, 
2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Fletcher Opera Theater, located on the east side of the Performing Arts Center, is the 600-seat theatre designed for opera performances, dance, music and theatrical productions in an intimate setting.

Getting There – Travel

✈️ Planes

  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport is the closest airport approx 25 minute drive from the Duke Energy Center
    RDU guests may call Taxi Taxi at (919) 333-3333 for any airport-related taxi needs. Walk-up taxi service is available at both Terminals in the Taxi zones.
  • Airlines serving Raleigh-Durham International include: Southwest, spirit, Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta, IcelandAir, United, and many others.

🚗 Automobiles

  • 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. Performing Arts Center is on the right.
  • There are multiple lots, all conveniently located near the Performing Arts Center, look for the “Event Parking” signs. You can now download the Passport Mobile Parking app and easily pay for your parking on your phone. Parking lots are Zone #7004 and parking deck is Zone #7010.
    Accessible parking spaces are available on the first level of each garage and in the lots.
  • A drop-off area is located in the brick area in front of Lichtin Plaza. Driving on the Plaza is strictly prohibited.


Two local hotels in Downtown Raleigh are:

Residence Inn By Marriott Raleigh Downtown

Distance to Performing Arts Center:
🚶🏻 2 mins

  • On-site restaurants
  • Roof-top bar with stunning views
  • Modern and large rooms
  • Complimentary full breakfast daily
  • State-of-the-art fitness center

Approx: $ 295 per night

The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection

Distance to Performing Arts Center:
🚶🏻 50 mins // 🚖 8 mins

  • Onsite restaurant
  • Outdoor pool and patio
  • 24 hour business & fitness centers
  • Complimentary on-site parking

Approx: $329 per night

Note: roads in and out of the city can get very congested at peak times.

If you have any questions about the venue, get in touch with Kirk.

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