About Us

Since 1972, NC State LIVE (formerly NCSU Center Stage) has established a regional and national reputation for presenting a professional performing arts season of the highest artistic excellence.

Our Mission

NC State LIVE’s mission is to connect artists and audiences in a meaningful exploration of the diverse cultures and issues that define our communities and world. We accomplish our mission through a programming philosophy that embraces diversity and an audience development philosophy that emphasizes engagement, education and collaboration.

Our Vision

To inspire compassionate communities through the transformative power of the performing arts.

About the Artists

Above all, we select work that is artistically excellent, with performers who give honest, authentic performances. We seek work that is:

  • Innovative and original, capturing our imagination
  • Driven by compelling and relevant issues that challenge our audience
  • A diverse reflection of our communities

Our goal is to find artists who reach beyond the stage to enrich the lives of our audience – from workshops in the public schools, to pre-show discussions with the audience, to master classes with NC State students.

Current Series

Check out our Fall 2020 events here.

Previous Seasons

Check out our recent history here.