Our center boasts four beautiful performing arts halls, multiple lobby spaces, an in house box office, and on-site catering that would be perfect for your next performance, event or filming location. From concerts, to catered receptions, corporate events and meetings, let us show you what your event can become at the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts.
Ready to book your next performance or event? Please fill out the below form and email to Melanie Margarum.
Below you will also find additional information for our four venues as well as rental documents to assist you with planning your event.
With four unique venues, we want to ensure you have the most accurate information to find the space that will best fit your needs. Below you'll find our sales guide, rate schedule, and our complex's re-opening protocols and procedures guide. Tech Riders can be found under the tab for each of our venues below.
Opened in 1932, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium is the crown jewel of North Carolina performing arts. Over the years, this richly historic venue has played host to a dazzling array of artists. Sinatra, Jerry Seinfeld, Norah Jones, Alice in Chains, Chris Tucker, and Shreya Ghoshal have played the venue. Broadway blockbusters like Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s The Lion King, Jersey Boys, Miss Saigon, and Rent have also been staged here.
The venue has undergone several dramatic renovations ranging from 1975, 1990, 2001, and 2016, all enhancing the space to blend state-of-the-art technical amenities with traditional theatre traditions.
The North Carolina Symphony calls this remarkable 1,587-seat venue home and it’s easy to see why. Its 65-ft ceiling, unique shoebox shape, narrow sides, shallow balconies and lack of proscenium all work together to deliver the warmest, clearest and most immersive sound experience possible. Meymandi Concert Hall has hosted national and international artists and performers such as; Dave Chapelle, Backstreet Boys, Merle Haggard, Carlos Mencia, Bryan Adams, and Aziz Ansari.
This intimate 600-seat theater offers a unique experience perfect for ballet, opera, concerts, and comedy with the farthest balcony seat less than 70 feet from the stage. Located on the east side of the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts, this unique venue is home to the Carolina Ballet. A wide variety of other performers and guests have also graced the stage such as; Boney James, Post Modern Jukebox, Richa Sharma, Hannibal Buress, and Vice President Kamala Harris.
With seating up to 150, our 40 x 60-foot black-box experimental theater fuses intimacy with energy and the deeply personal with the universal theatre experience. Kennedy Theatre provides performance and rehearsal space for many innovative groups. Regional theatre productions, have been hosted here, as well as performances by Broadway performers such as Ariana Debose. This space is also the idea blank slate for video shoots, meetings, and corporate luncheons.
Centerplate is our exclusive food and beverage partner and is proud to provide unparalleled service and personalized attention to you and your guests. Outside food and beverage is prohibited in the center. Centerplate provides concession services for public performances at no cost. Depending upon volume of the event, minimums may be required. Centerplate also offers full service catering and can ensure a seamless, successful, and enjoyable event.
Centerplate is committed to its sustainability initiatives, including 100% biodegradable food-service items, a 10% pledge to using food from local vendors and farmers, composting food waste, and donating excess food to nearby food banks.
To learn more or begin customizing your perfect menu, contact Samantha Amodio Catering Sales Coordinator 919-996-8682 or by email.