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Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts welcomes back indoor guests

Posted May 7, 2021 5:37 p.m. EDT
Updated May 8, 2021 12:01 a.m. EDT

— The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts will be welcoming back indoor guests Friday night for the first time since the pandemic began.

The downtown venue has taken extra steps to ensure people feel comfortable and safe for the first performance in 14 months.

Typically, 2,400 people can fill the Duke Energy Center, but for now, capacity is set at 800 people for the purposes of social distancing.

You can buy tickets in pods, and each pod will be at least six feet away from each other.

Pinecone, which books the acts, usually uses the Fletcher Opera, but the organization moved over to the Memorial Auditorium to allow for social distancing.

"I sincerely hope people will look at opportunities like this and consider coming out and experiencing the performing arts again" said David Brower, executive director at Pinecone. "It's been a long year, we've all gotten comfortable in our homes, but let's not forget how wonderful it can be to come together and experience live music."

WRAL was told CDC guidelines are being strictly followed. And staff is ready to put on a show.

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