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Spring 2022

Find connection. Be inspired. Heal together.


Singers from the American Spiritual Ensemble in concert. Photo by Henry Huhulag.

American Spiritual Ensemble in The Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral
JAN 27 at 8pm

In one of the nation’s largest cathedrals, let the soul-stirring voices of American Spiritual Ensemble move you as they evoke the power, faith, and beauty of the American Negro spiritual.

Las Cafeteras plays in front of a metal wall.

Las Cafeteras
FEB 5 at 8pm

Jump into “a world where many worlds fit.” Las Cafeteras remixes Afro-Mexican beats, Son Jarocho rhythms, and hip hop to create a magnetic sound and undeniable energy.

Dancers from Ballet Hispanico. Photo by Paula Lobo.

Ballet Hispánico

FEB 11 at 8pm

Celebrate fifty years of Ballet Hispánico! Experience powerful Latinx stories come to life through breath-taking dance by this world renowned company.

Ephrat Asherie Dance
MAR 5 at 8pm

Witness Asherie’s mesmerizing blend of club dances – breaking, hip hop, house and vogue – together with the romantic Afro-Brazilian music of composer Ernesto Nazareth. You belong here.

The dancers of speak pose, each in their own spotlight.

Leela Dance Collective

APR 14 at 8pm

Be fully taken by rhythm and virtuosity as Indian Kathak dance and American tap collide. Four of today’s leading choreographers (including North Carolina native Michelle Dorrance) have created a triumph of tradition and possibility.

Martha Redbone wears a tan cowboy hat and and lace shirt. She looks into the camera.

Martha Redbone Roots Project
APR 28 at 8pm

You’ll be up on your feet as Martha Redbone connects her Native and African-American Kentucky roots with fiery old-time mountain gospel singing and the eclectic grit of Brooklyn.


Lightwire Theater's electroluminescent puppets, a momma duck with her baby ducks glowing in their nest.

Lightwire Theater
The Ugly Duckling
MAR 6 at 3pm

We all know The Ugly Duckling as the classic tale of belonging by Hans Christian Andersen, but we’ve never seen it quite like this! Using cutting edge lighting technology, Lightwire Theater, brings the beloved story to life in a blaze of color.

(NOTE: Due to a change in Lightwire Theater’s touring capacity, they will not be able to perform The Tortoise and the Hare with us in March as originally announced.)



NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists and will be following all public health and NC State University’s Community Standards as of the date of the event. This could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites and other protective measures. As of February 28, face coverings are not required inside our theatres. Although face coverings are not required, you are encouraged to wear them if you feel more comfortable or safer doing so. In addition, Stewart Theatre has a state-of-the-art UV filtration system, extra hand sanitizing stations and paperless ticketing. Our seating for upcoming shows will be general admission to allow folks to find a seat where they feel most comfortable. In the event that a performance is cancelled, all tickets will be fully refunded.

We will be announcing more events throughout the season, so please join our mailing list and follow us on social media, our handle is: @NCStateLIVE.

NC State LIVE is supported in part by grants from the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission, South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.