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Raleigh Civic Symphony and
2620 Cates Ave., Price Music Center, North
Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695;
These orchestras combine student and
community musicians with professional leaders
and innovative programming in what has
been called "a class act" and "bright lights on
the music scene in Raleigh." Admission and
locations vary; call or visit website.
Raleigh Little Theatre
301 Pogue St., Raleigh 27607; 919.821.3111;
There's something for everyone at one of the
nation's longest-running community theatres,
since 1936, including high-stepping musicals,
outrageous comedies, dramas and family
favorites. Recipient of 10 Best of the Triangle
awards from Indy Week and youth theater
awards. $8-$30 admission. Box Office Hours:
Raleigh Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 25878, Raleigh 27611; 919.546.9755;
For more than 35 years, RSO has offered
classical, chamber and family programs
performed throughout the Raleigh area.
In 1991, RSO was awarded the Raleigh
Medal of Arts for its inclusive and innovative
programming, community outreach and high
artistic standards. Admission and locations
vary; call or visit website.
Theatre In The Park (Ira David Wood III
Pullen Park Theatre)
107 Pullen Rd., Raleigh 27607; 919.831.6058;
As one of the state's most innovative and
exciting theatre arts centers, Theatre In
The Park presents a wide range of comedy,
contemporary drama, musicals, original works
and Shakespeare in the theatre's flexible,
indoor performance space. Admission varies;
call or visit website. Box Office Hours: Mon.Fri., 9am-5pm.
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Colleges & Universities
118 E. South St., East Raleigh/Prince Hall/
South Park, Raleigh 27601; 919.546.8200,
Shaw University, founded in 1865, is the first
historically black university in the South.
Located in downtown Raleigh, Shaw is a
four-year, private, coeducational liberal arts
institution affiliated with the Baptist Church.
In 2015, the university celebrated its 150th
3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh 27607;
Chartered in 1891, Meredith opened with
over 200 women. Today, the student body has
grown to nearly 2,000 and includes men at the
graduate level. Meredith challenges students
to explore their interests, expand their skills
and build on their strengths. At 127 years and
counting, Meredith is still going strong.
Southeastern Free Will Baptist College
532 Eagle Rock Rd., Wendell 27591;
919.365.7711, 888.847.3922; www.sfwbc.edu
The purpose of Southeastern Free Will Baptist
College is to train men and women for churchrelated ministries that are distinctively Free Will
Baptist in doctrine and fundamental in practice.
North Carolina State University
1210 Varsity Dr., E. Carroll Joyner Visitor
Center, Raleigh 27606; 919.513.1200;
N.C. State, known for science, technology,
engineering and mathematics, provides
outreach and economic impact in every N.C.
county. Visit Centennial Campus, Hunt Library,
Talley Student Union, the Brickyard, D.H. Hill
Library or the Memorial Bell Tower. Visitor
Center Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8am-4:30pm.
The Chef's Academy
2001 Carrington Mill Blvd., Morrisville 27560;
More than a cooking school, The Chef's
Academy is committed to providing wellrounded, hands-on, career-focused education
in the areas of culinary arts and pastry arts.
The 24,000-square-foot facility in Morrisville
opened in Aug. 2011.
Saint Augustine's University
1315 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh 27610;
919.516.4000, 800.948.1126; www.st-aug.edu
Saint Augustine's University, established in
1867, is a four-year, liberal arts university. With
an average annual enrollment of 1,000, the
university offers more than 20 undergraduate
degree programs and is accredited by the
Commission on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools.
Note: Listings for attractions located within
downtown Raleigh's entertainment districts contain
references to the district name with their addresses,
e.g., Fayetteville Street district, Warehouse District.
Ira David Wood III
Executive Director and Founder
Theatre In The Park
(Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre)
A born actor, Ira David Wood III was among
North Carolina's first students to attend N.C.
School of the Arts in 1965. As a youth, he spent
his summers performing in the Outer Banks'
The Lost Colony outdoor drama.
PineCone, Piedmont Council
of Traditional Music
2 E. South St., Duke Energy Center for the
Performing Arts, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh
27601; 919.664.8333; www.pinecone.org
Music lovers: folk, blues, world, bluegrass
and more; 30+ concerts per year, many free,
some ticketed; annual Wide Open Bluegrass
festival with IBMA and City of Raleigh. Youth
programs, participatory music jams, weekly
radio show & more. Admission and locations
vary; call or visit website.
Years later, Wood answered a call from the
Department of Public Instruction looking for
someone with the passion to change the way the
arts were being taught in N.C.'s public schools.
He stepped up to the challenge, jumping at the
opportunity to give back to a state which had
given him so much.
It wasn't long before Wood founded Raleigh's
Theatre In The Park. Believing theater should
not only entertain but should also educate,
he reinvigorated the community by creating
a place where people could enjoy everything
from Shakespeare to contemporary plays and