Music, Theater, Dance and More
Duke Performances, the professional performing arts presenting organization at Duke University, presents willfully eclectic, forward-thinking performing arts of the highest quality. Through performances, visiting artist residencies, and the commissioning and development of exciting new work, Duke Performances has led the way in fostering meaningful artistic engagement with the Duke campus and Durham community.
Duke Performances offers a robust season of more than 80 world-class performances and 100 student and free public engagement events each year, making extensive use of a network of more than a dozen Duke and Durham venues, and presenting artists spanning classical music, contemporary classical, jazz, Americana, independent rock, international music, theater, and dance.
Read The New York Times review of Duke Performances’ ten-day celebration of the centenary of North Carolinian jazz genius Thelonious Monk, MONK@100.
Fall Highlightssee full calendar
Featured / Carolina Theater — 8:00 PM – 10:00 PMOct 3Featured / Duke Chapel — 8:00 PM – 10:00 PMOct 26Arts / Bryan Center Reynolds Industries Theater — 8:00 PM – 10:00 PMNov 1
Music Maker 25: 'Pickers & Storytellers': Dom Flemons, "Blind Boy" Paxton, Jake Xerxes Fussell & Gail CaesarArts / Durham Fruit and Produce Company — 8:00 PM – 10:00 PMDec 4