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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.

Aida Muluneh Fatu sits in a red dress in front of a black and white circle

Spring Highlights

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