The Lounge

*NEW* Pre-Show Lounge Experience

The Lounge

Enhance your pre-show experience when visiting the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh by visiting The Lounge.

  • Private pre-show lounge space, featuring lush décor
  • Exclusive entrance, which opens 90 minutes prior to each performance and at intermission*
  • Dedicated bar featuring top-shelf spirits, as well as one complimentary beverage per guest
  • Access to complimentary light bites such as, mini beef wellington, mini crab cakes, as well as assorted pastries and desserts

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

How To Purchase: 

Tickets for The Lounge are $35* and sold as an add on when purchasing tickets for upcoming performances.

  1. Online (When purchasing tickets to an upcoming performance online or at our Box Office, The Lounge is available as an add on during the purchase process.)
  2. In Person at our box office M-F 10am-2pm (Located at 2 E. South Street Raleigh, NC 27601)
  3. By phone with our box office M-F 10am-2pm (Please call 919-996-8721)

If you have already purchased tickets for an upcoming event and are interested in adding access to The Lounge, please contact our Box Office at 919-996-8721 or pacboxoffice@raleighnc.gov.

*The Lounge may not be available on certain days/times. Taxes and fees may apply. Lounge access does not include VIP and/or meet and greet access.

Private Rentals

The Lounge is also available for private rentals. If interested, please contact Melanie Margarum.

THE LOUNGE SCHEDULE

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the below performances. 
Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.
Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.
APRIL 5 7:30PM

BELLA WHITE - PINECONE

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

APRIL 8 7:30PM

DAVID SEDARIS

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

APRIL 18 8:00PM

THE ROCK ORCHESTRA BY CANDLELIGHT

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

APRIL 19 7:00PM

ZACH WILLIAMS: A HUNDRED HIGHWAYS TOUR

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

APRIL 25 7:30PM

RACHMANINOFF: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 - CAROLINA BALLET

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

APRIL 26 7:30PM

RACHMANINOFF: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 - CAROLINA BALLET

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

APRIL 26 8:00PM

MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO - NC SYMPHONY

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

APRIL 27 7:30PM

RACHMANINOFF: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 - CAROLINA BALLET

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

APRIL 27 8:00PM

MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO - NC SYMPHONY

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

MAY 3 7:30PM

RED CLAY RAMBLERS - 50TH ANNIVERSARY - PINECONE

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

MAY 3 8:00PM

"STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI" IN CONCERT - NC SYMPHONY

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

MAY 3 8:00PM

UMRAO JAAN ADA - A MUSICAL PLAY

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

MAY 4 8:00PM

"STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI" IN CONCERT - NC SYMPHONY

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

MAY 4 8:00PM

UMRAO JAAN ADA - A MUSICAL PLAY

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

MAY 17 8:00PM

TANK: THE R&B MONEY TOUR

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

MAY 17 7:30PM

CINDERELLA - CAROLINA BALLET

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

MAY 18 7:30PM

CINDERELLA - CAROLINA BALLET

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

MAY 24 8:00PM

REIK

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

MAY 26 7:30PM

TYE TRIBBETT AND FRIENDS: ONLY ONE NIGHT THO

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

JUNE 6 7:00PM

BRAD WILLIAMS TOUR '24

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

JUNE 7 7:30PM

GOOD MYTHICAL TOUR WITH RHETT & LINK

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

JUNE 21 8:00PM

RYAN ADAMS: SOLO 2024

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

JUNE 22 7:00PM

JUSTIN WILLMAN: MAGIC FOR HUMANS IN PERSON TOUR

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

JUNE 23 7:00PM

YURI

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

JUNE 24 8:00PM

FUTURE ISLANDS

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

AUGUST 7 8:00PM

IRON & WINE: LIGHT VERSE TOUR 2024

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

AUGUST 14 7:30PM

THE CONCERT: A TRIBUTE TO ABBA

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

SEPTEMBER 1 8:00PM

BRONCO

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

NOVEMBER 2 8:00PM

DAVID SEDARIS

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.

JANUARY 22, 2025 8:30PM

FRANCO ESCAMILLA

The Lounge will open 90 minutes prior to the performance. 

Entrance is located at the far left doors of A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Please note: To access The Lounge, guests must also have a ticket to a performance.