2024–25

Día de los Muertos Ofrenda

Día de los Muertos Ofrenda

October 7 - November 3

Honor the dead with Día de los Muertos Ofrenda, a Day of the Dead altar piece, at Duke Chapel that pays homage to the rich cultural heritage and sacred traditions.

Conjunto Breve

Conjunto Breve

Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30pm

Multinational salsa band Conjunto Breve was founded by percussionist Brevan Hampden in 2012. Members of the band come from all corners of the Americas, including Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and the United States.

Music Maker Blues Revue

Music Maker Blues Revue

Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30pm

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen shares the mettle, pathos, and ocean-deep compassion of blues singers like Billie Holiday and Etta James.

Faith & Harmony / Dedicated Men of Zion

Faith & Harmony / Dedicated Men of Zion

Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30pm

Gospel is one of the quintessential musical genres of the American South. The artists in tonight’s concert represent the true heart of this tradition: close-knit family groups who grew up singing together at church, driven by a love of music and faith.

In the Wake of Progress

In the Wake of Progress

Thursday, September 26 at 5:00pm

Three large-scale LED screens visible from Duke’s East Campus show the deeply moving and intentionally overwhelming 22-minute experience of "In the Wake of Progress," a story of human industry’s impact on the Earth.

As Water Falls

As Water Falls

September 3 - September 16

This large-scale installation piece is a virtual interactive waterfall from Montreal-based digital art studio Iregular. AS WATER FALLS interacts with photo flashlights, allowing audiences to interact and manipulate the piece.

Bill’s 44th

Bill’s 44th

February 28 - March 2

Bill’s 44th is an original comedic puppet show for grown-ups created by puppeteers Dorothy James & Andy Manjuck around one very worried leading man – Bill.

Ensemble Intercolor

Ensemble Intercolor

Thursday, February 20 at 7:30pm

Ensemble Intercolor is a trailblazing young trio that combines cimbalom, viola, clarinet and voice with their varied cultural backgrounds – the three musicians are from Belarus, Colombia and France

An Oak Tree: Tim Crouch

An Oak Tree: Tim Crouch

February 7 - February 8

See the play that shaped a theatre landscape in this rare revival. When it opened in 2005, Tim Crouch’s An Oak Tree changed the rules of the game: bringing in an actor who has neither seen nor read the play.

Ciompi Quartet: 
Vienna to L.A.

Ciompi Quartet: Vienna to L.A.

Saturday, November 9 at 7:30pm

The Ciompi Quartet of Duke University has delighted audiences and impressed critics around the world. All its members are professors at Duke University.

Ciompi At Duke: A Collaboration

Ciompi At Duke: A Collaboration

Saturday, February 15 at 7:30pm

The Ciompi Quartet of Duke University has delighted audiences and impressed critics around the world. All its members are professors at Duke University.

Racine Nago

Racine Nago

Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30pm

Racine Nago's powerfully expressive music features call-and-response vocals and intricate percussion to create crosscurrents of rhythm that move the body and nourish the soul.

Blackburn Literary Festival Keynote with Rachel Kushner

Blackburn Literary Festival Keynote with Rachel Kushner

Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm

Rachel Kushner is the author of the internationally acclaimed novels The Mars Room, The Flamethrowers, and Telex From Cuba, as well as a book of short stories, The Strange Case of Rachel K. The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020 was published in April 2021.

tap dancer with white shirt, gray pants, and white shoes on white background

Rooted: Ayodele Casel

September 27 - September 28

“Extraordinary,” “astonishing,” “a tap dancer of unquestionable radiance” are just some of the many ways that The New York Times has described Ayodele Casel over the past five years.

Roy Wood Jr. and Jordan Klepper

Roy Wood Jr. and Jordan Klepper

Thursday, September 5 at 7:30pm

With careers spent covering politics for "The Daily Show," audiences can expect “charismatic crankiness" (Entertainment Weekly) and political satire. This event will be a stand-up good time.