ABOUT DUKE PERFORMANCES

 

Duke Performances, the professional performing arts presenter at Duke University, presents willfully eclectic, forward-thinking performing arts of the highest quality. We offer more than 70 performances and 100 residency events year-round at a dozen different venues at Duke and in Durham. We pride ourselves on providing context for the art we offer through public engagements events on campus and in town. Duke Performances has grown over the past decade and we need your support to make our work deeper, richer, and more meaningful.

 

DUKE PERFORMANCES’ PROGRAMMING

 

We are proud of our willfully eclectic artistic vision; we encourage our audience to chart their own adventurous course through each season. No mere roadhouse or tour stop, we build enduring relationships with artists over weeks, months, and years by showcasing innovative work and groundbreaking new commissions.

 

DUKE PERFORMANCES IN THE CLASSROOM

 

We bring context to the classroom. Working in tandem with faculty and teachers, our artists-in-residence help enhance the curriculum. We create a space for young people at Duke and in Durham to learn from the world’s best artists and we open up opportunities for students to be directly involved in the process of artistic creation.

 

DUKE PERFORMANCES' RESIDENCIES

 

The more time artists spend on campus and in the classroom, the more thoroughly Duke Performances can participate in the arts as a patron and creative partner, and the better it can cultivate new generations of arts aficonados on both sides of the footlights.

 

DUKE PERFORMANCES IN THE COMMUNITY

 

All of Durham is our stage. We offer performances in a dozen venues both on campus and in town — as large as DPAC, as small as The Pinhook, and at spaces all across Duke’s campus — giving us the flexibility to match each artist with the right venue.