Parking and Directions

Directions to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and the
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts


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From Durham and Chapel Hill
Take 1-40 East to exit 298-B (S. Saunders St. North). Stay in the right lane all the way to South Street. Turn right onto South Street. The Raleigh Memorial Auditorium will be up two blocks on the right.

From Rocky Mount and Greenville
Take 64 West into Raleigh. Hwy 64 becomes New Bern Avenue and then turns into Edenton Street. You will see the State Capitol Building. After passing the Capitol Building, turn left onto Salisbury Street. Stay on Salisbury Street. Once it intersects with South Street, you will see the Memorial Auditorium on the left.

From Goldsboro and Kinston
Take 70 West into Raleigh. Follow South Wilmington Street into Downtown Raleigh. The Memorial Auditorium will be on the left, across the street from Shaw University.

From Wilmington/Duplin County/Johnston County
Take I-40 west to Raleigh. Take exit 298-B (S. Saunders St. North). Stay in
the right lane all the way to South Street. Turn right onto South Street.
The Raleigh Memorial Auditorium will be up two blocks on the right.

From Pinehurst/Sanford
Take US-1 North to Raleigh. Take exit 1A (I-40 East). Take exit 298-B (S.
Saunders St. North). Stay in the right lane all the way to South Street.
Turn right onto South Street. The Raleigh Memorial Auditorium will be up two
blocks on the right.

From Wake Forest/Louisburg/Franklin County
Take US-1/Capital Blvd. South to Raleigh. Turn Left on South Street. The
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium will be up three blocks on the right.

Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts


Parking Near Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

In addition to street parking, there are several available pay parking areas near Raleigh Memorial.

There are two lots between Raleigh Memorial and the Civic Center, the parking deck with entrances on both Lenoir and South Streets near Salisbury Street, as well as other lots near Cabarrus and Wilmington Streets, and the parking lot of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce further down Salisbury Street.

 



Directions to North Carolina Theatre Conservatory


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From Garner
US-70 E, Take the I-40 W ramp towards RALEIGH, Take the US-64 E/I-440 N exit (exit number 301), Take the US-1 N/CAPITAL BLVD/US-401 N exit, exit number 11B, towards WAKE FOREST/LOUISBURG, merge onto CAPITAL BLVD/US-1 N/US-401 N., CAPITAL BLVD/US-1 N/US-401 N becomes CAPITAL BLVD/US-1 N. Turn LEFT onto OLD WAKE FOREST RD, Turn Left onto Barrow Drive. NCT Studios is last studio on left at the end of the road.

From Durham and Chapel Hill
Take I-40 or Hwy 70 to I-540 E. Stay on I-540 to exit 16 heading south on US 1/ CAPITAL BLVD. Turn right on OLD WAKE FOREST RD. Turn left on Barrow Drive (less than 1 mile from Capital Blvd). NCT Studios is last studio on left at the end of the road.

From Greensboro
Turn LEFT to take the I-40 E/I-85 N ramp towards BURLINGTON / DURHAM., Merge onto I-85 N, Take I-40 E towards RALEIGH. From I-40 take I-540 E toward Raleigh. Stay on I-540 to exit 16 heading south on US 1/ CAPITAL BLVD. Turn right on OLD WAKE FOREST RD. Turn left on Barrow Drive (less than 1 mile from Capital Blvd). NCT Studios is last studio on left at the end of the road.

From Wilmington/Duplin County/Johnston County
Take I-40 West to Raleigh. Take exit 301 (I-440 East) Take the US-1 N/CAPITAL BLVD/US-401 N exit, exit number 11B, towards WAKE FOREST/LOUISBURG, merge onto CAPITAL BLVD/US-1 N/US-401 N., CAPITAL BLVD/US-1 N/US-401 N becomes CAPITAL BLVD/US-1 N. Turn LEFT onto OLD WAKE FOREST RD, Turn Left onto BARROW DRIVE. NCT Studios is last studio on left at the end of the road.

From Pinehurst/Sanford
Take US-1 North to Raleigh. US-1 N. becomes I-440. Take the US-1 N/CAPITAL BLVD/US-401 N exit, exit number 11, towards WAKE FOREST/LOUISBURG, merge onto CAPITAL BLVD/US-1 N/US-401 N., CAPITAL BLVD/US-1 N/US-401 N becomes CAPITAL BLVD/US-1 N. Turn LEFT onto OLD WAKE FOREST RD, Turn Left onto BARROW DRIVE. NCT Studios is last studio on left at the end of the road.

From Wake Forest/Louisburg/Franklin County
Take US-1 South toward Raleigh. After the I-540 interchange, turn Right onto OLD WAKE FOREST ROAD. Turn Left onto BARROW DRIVE. NCT Studios is the last studio on the left at the end of the road.

Our Mission

Culture: Feed the spirit of local citizens by providing outstanding theatre productions, using the best regional and national talent available, while preserving the unique American art form of musical theatre.
Community: Fortify the cultural vitality of the region by offering broad access to live theatre, while strengthening economic growth in the region.
Citizenship: Foster the next generation of artists and leaders who will become future patrons of the arts through training, performance, and outreach programs.

Our Vision

The Vision of North Carolina Theatre is to preserve the unique American art form of musical theatre, to provide broad access to the arts and to entertain and engage diverse audiences.

Core Values

• Pursuit of artistic excellence and integrity of process.
• Care and attention to creating memorable patron experiences
• Fiscal transparency to uphold the trust of our donor community
• Belief in the power of the performing arts to transform lives and communities
• Commitment to theatre education across all ages
• Dedication to collaboration and community engagement

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