Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

May
14
Sat
2016
Carolina Dance Productions Spring Recitals
May 14 @ 1:30 pm

Carolina Dance ProductionsCarolina Dance Productions presents the 2016 spring recital I Feel Better When I’m Dancing. Two performances are scheduled for Saturday,  May 14. Performances are at 1:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Check with the studio for your student’s event time.

Important Ticket Information
Tickets for both recitals go on sale on Monday, May 2, at 10 AM. Please note that there is an 6 ticket limit on orders sold between 10 AM on Monday, May 2, and 10 AM on Wednesday, May 4. Also, please be sure that you are buying tickets to the correct event before finalizing your purchase as all ticket sales are final, and tickets to these events can not be refunded or exchanged for another performance time.

Carolina Dance Productions Spring Recitals
May 14 @ 5:30 pm

Carolina Dance ProductionsCarolina Dance Productions presents the 2016 spring recital I Feel Better When I’m Dancing. Two performances are scheduled for Saturday,  May 14. Performances are at 1:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Check with the studio for your student’s event time.

Important Ticket Information
Tickets for both recitals go on sale on Monday, May 2, at 10 AM. Please note that there is an 6 ticket limit on orders sold between 10 AM on Monday, May 2, and 10 AM on Wednesday, May 4. Also, please be sure that you are buying tickets to the correct event before finalizing your purchase as all ticket sales are final, and tickets to these events can not be refunded or exchanged for another performance time.

May
21
Sat
2016
The Studio by Premier Athletics Presents “Happily Ever After”
May 21 @ 3:00 pm
Aug
20
Sat
2016
Summer Comedy Series III
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm

Clear your calendars! The Summer Comedy Series comes to a stitch-busting end on Saturday, August 20, with the comedy of Kountry Wayne.comedy111claytoncenter

Wayne Colley is a superstar comedian on the rise! However, if you asked him to describe himself, he would say he is just a humble guy from the small town of Millen, Georgia. He currently has a following on social media of over 2.5 million raving fans who fully support his comedic ventures.  OE CLAIR

Host, comedian, radio personality and on-air veteran Joe Clair got his start on HBO’s famed Def Comedy Jam before gaining national notoriety as host of BET’s famed show Rap City, where he introduced the world to hip-hop and rap superstars and was most notably known as the last person to interview hip-hop icon Notorious B.I.G.

Dec
1
Thu
2016
Pure Flix Presents: Comedy All-Stars With Special Guest Host Sinbad
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm

sinbad-clayton-centerPre-Sale Special
Tickets are $15 before October 31.
Beginning November 1, tickets are $25.

Pure Flix Entertainment presents: “Pure Flix Comedy All Stars” with special guest host – SINBAD.

You are invited to attend the taping of a brand new stand up showcase television program with Sinbad, as he hosts 12 of the funniest clean comedians headlining in America today. You will recognize many of these Comedy All Stars  from “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Show,” “Saturday Night Live,” HBO, Showtime, MTV and many other network programs.  Be part of the fun and hilarity during the taping of  this new stand- up showcase with 12 great clean comics and Sinbad! What could be better for our comedy fans?

Since becoming a finalist on Ed McMahon’s Star Search back in 1983, Sinbad  exploded onto the national comedy scene and has never left.  In fact, he has become more significant as time goes on and is considered by many as one of comedy’s few “living legends.” Sinbad’s hundreds of TV appearances include the Tonight Show, NBC’s The Apprentice and on Comedy Central. He starred in many movies including Jingle All the Way and First Kid and has had several of his own Showtime Comedy Specials over the years. Here’s your chance to see one of comedies true All-Stars in action!

* Please Note: This show is appropriate for ages 14 & older. This show will be filmed for television. By purchasing a ticket to this event, you give Pure Flix Entertainment your consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded, and your entry to this event constitutes your consent to your appearance in any use of these recordings by Pure Flix Entertainment. Due to the taping of this show, specific seating may not be determined until the night of the event. All seats are General Admission. No Reserved Seating. Please call the Box Office at 919-553-1737 for more information. 

 

Dec
2
Fri
2016
Pure Flix Presents: Comedy All-Stars With Special Guest Host Jeff Allen
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm

Pre-Sale Special
Tickets are $15 before October 31.
Beginning Novemberjeffallenatclaytoncenter 1, tickets are $25.

Pure Flix Entertainment presents: “Pure Flix Comedy All Stars” with special guest host – JEFF ALLEN.

You are invited to attend the taping of a brand new stand up showcase television program with Jeff Allen, as he hosts 12 of the funniest clean comedians headlining in America today.  You will recognize many of these Comedy All Stars  from The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Saturday Night Live, HBO, Showtime, MTV and many other network programs.  Be part of the fun and hilarity during the taping of  this new stand up showcase with 12 great clean comics and Jeff Anderson!  What could be better for our comedy fans?

Jeff Allen is the best at what he does — making people laugh as hard as humanly possible. His Happy Wife, Happy Life message of a marriage gone wrong and redeemed has given laughter and encouragement to millions of people. Jeff’s comedy drives home the humor in everyday family life and the joy derived from a healthy marriage.

For four decades, Jeff Allen has been performing in theaters, on television and radio, and as a keynote for corporate functions and fundraisers around the world.

* Please Note: This show is appropriate for ages 14 & older. This show will be filmed for television. By purchasing a ticket to this event, you give Pure Flix Entertainment your consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded, and your entry to this event constitutes your consent to your appearance in any use of these recordings by Pure Flix Entertainment. Due to the taping of this show, specific seating may not be determined until the night of the event. All seats are General Admission. No Reserved Seating. Please call the Box Office at 919-553-1737 for more information. 

 

Dec
3
Sat
2016
Pure Flix Presents: Comedy All-Stars With Special Guest Host Louie Anderson
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm

Pre-Sale Special
Tickets are $15 before October 31.
Beginning November 1, tickets are $25.

Pure Flix Entertainment presents: “Pure Flix Comedy All Stars” with special guest host –  LOUIE ANDERSON.

You are invited to attend the taping of a brand new stand up showcase television program with  Louie Anderson, as he hosts 12 of the funniest clean comedians headling in America today.  You will recognize many of these Comedy All Stars  from The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Saturday Night Live, HBO, Showtime, MTV and many other network programs.  Be part of the fun and hilarity during the taping of  this new stand up showcase with 12 great clean comics and Louie Anderson. What could be better for our comedy fans?

Three-time Emmy Award winner Louie Anderson — whose most recent award is for his extraordinary role of Christine, on FX comedy series “ askets” — is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics. Named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Timlouieandersonclaytoncentere,” Louie’s career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author and star of his own stand-up specials and sitcoms, and he continues to tour the country.

Louie’s TV credits include The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comic Relief and numerous Showtime, HBO and CMT specials. He also starred as the host of the legendary game show, Family Feud.

* Please Note: This show is appropriate for ages 14 & older. This show will be filmed for television. By purchasing a ticket to this event, you give Pure Flix Entertainment your consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded, and your entry to this event constitutes your consent to your appearance in any use of these recordings by Pure Flix Entertainment. Due to the taping of this show, specific seating may not be determined until the night of the event. All seats are General Admission. No Reserved Seating. Please call the Box Office at 919-553-1737 for more information. 

 

Feb
14
Tue
2017
“Love Under New Management” Starring Miki Howard & Howard Hewett
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm

Miki Howard & Howard HewettSinclair Entertainment presents “Love Under New Management,” starring Miki Howard & Howard Hewitt, on Valentine’s Day — Tuesday, February 14 — at 8 PM at The Clayton Center.

“Love Under New Management” stars Miki Howard and Howard Hewett. Together, these popular R&B artists provide a romantic and soulful soundtrack for your Valentine’s celebration.

Miki Howard is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum award winning recording artist, and actress. A native of Chicago, Howard found success as a solo artist with two number one hit songs on the R&B charts “Ain’t Nuthin’ in the World” in 1988 followed by “Ain’t Nobody Like You” in 1992.  In 2002, Howard was nominated for a Grammy award for her album, “Three Wishes” followed by a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by The Chicago Music Awards in 2012. Beyond her love and success as a recording artist, Howard appeared in various films including “Malcom X” (1992), “Poetic Justice” (1993), and her lifetime biopic, “Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story” (2016).

Howard Hewett, Jr. is a singer and songwriter. A native of Akron, OH, Hewett began his career as lead singer of the R&B vocal group Shalamar before breaking out with a solo career. He released two top 10 R&B soul singles, “I Commit to Love” and “I’m for Real” in the 1980s. After finding success as a recording artist, Hewett continued his singing career, which includes contributing to the second season theme song for the successful sitcom, “Hanging with Mr. Cooper.” Hewett later released two follow up albums, including a self-titled album, “Howard Hewett,” and two gospel albums, “The Journey” and the follow-up, “The Journey Live: From the Heart,” which each found success in their respective genres.

 

Feb
18
Sat
2017
Daddy & Daughter Dance
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm

The annual Daddy & Daughter Dance sponsored by Granite Lodge 191 is Saturday, February 18, from 7-10 PM. Tickets are $40.00 per daddy and daughter, with no charge for additional daughters, Tickets are available online and at the locations listed below. Ticket price includes light refreshments. Note: a limited number of tickets are available. Call 919-665-1406 for more information.

GI Joe’s 10581 HWY 70 W Bus., Clayton
All Insurance Services, 18 Technology Dr., Garner (Cleveland)
All Insurance Services, 332 N Brightleaf Blvd., Smithfield

Aug
24
Thu
2017
Season Kick-Off & Preview Party With Shana Tucker
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm

Shana TuckerJoin us on Thursday, August 24, for our Palladian Series season kick-off party, starring Shana Tucker.

Preview our 15th anniversary series, purchase new season ticket packages and enjoy the show. The price is right! For just $10 per ticket, you can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks (cash bar) in the Council Chambers before the show, and then head to the auditorium for a performance by the incomparable and irresistible Shana Tucker. The season kick-off reception will be held from 6-7:15 PM. The concert begins at 7:30 PM. Seating for this event will be limited (only 300 seats are available), so purchase your tickets early!

ABOUT SHANA TUCKER
The Durham Herald-Sun calls Shana, “An absolute stunner,” and says, “Her original gumbo of jazz, folk and R&B evokes the spirit of Bill Withers and Esperanza Spalding.”

Shana’s style and sound are influenced by her jazz and classical roots, which she deftly weaves with the pop music, movie soundtracks and world music of the 80s and 90s. For the past 5 years, Shana has balanced her theatre, club and festival performances with her role as featured cellist/vocalist in Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In 2017 she returned to her full-time touring and recording schedule.

 

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Snap Kick Martial Arts Black Belt Spectacular
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

snap kick martial arts at the clayton center ncCome and witness an exciting display of Martial Arts Mastery! Watch as Black Belts and performance teams give an exhilarating showcase of Karate, Jujitsu/Judo, Krav Maga, Oriental weaponry and X-treme martial Arts (a mixture of martial arts, gymnastics, and dance). We encourage all to come and witness this awe-inspiring event! Hosted by Snap Kick Martial Arts.

Feb
22
Thu
2018
Anne of Green Gables
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm

CYT Anne of Green GablesCherished by generations of “kindred spirits,” L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel Anne of Green Gables comes to life in this stage adaptation by Peter DeLaurier.

Anne of Green Gables follows the misadventures of Anne (spelled with an “E”) Shirley — a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match. ​Anne is mistakenly sent to live with a plainspoken farmer and his spinster sister, who thought they were adopting a boy! She wins over the Cuthberts and all of Prince Edward Island with her irrepressible spirit and imagination — and wins over audiences with this warm, poignant story about love, home and family.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students 18 and under, plus sales tax and fees. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM on Monday, January 22.

PURCHASE

Feb
23
Fri
2018
Anne of Green Gables
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

CYT Anne of Green GablesCherished by generations of “kindred spirits,” L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel Anne of Green Gables comes to life in this stage adaptation by Peter DeLaurier.

Anne of Green Gables follows the misadventures of Anne (spelled with an “E”) Shirley — a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match. ​Anne is mistakenly sent to live with a plainspoken farmer and his spinster sister, who thought they were adopting a boy! She wins over the Cuthberts and all of Prince Edward Island with her irrepressible spirit and imagination — and wins over audiences with this warm, poignant story about love, home and family.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students 18 and under, plus sales tax and fees. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM on Monday, January 22.

PURCHASE

Feb
24
Sat
2018
Anne of Green Gables
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm

CYT Anne of Green GablesCherished by generations of “kindred spirits,” L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel Anne of Green Gables comes to life in this stage adaptation by Peter DeLaurier.

Anne of Green Gables follows the misadventures of Anne (spelled with an “E”) Shirley — a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match. ​Anne is mistakenly sent to live with a plainspoken farmer and his spinster sister, who thought they were adopting a boy! She wins over the Cuthberts and all of Prince Edward Island with her irrepressible spirit and imagination — and wins over audiences with this warm, poignant story about love, home and family.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students 18 and under, plus sales tax and fees. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM on Monday, January 22.

PURCHASE

Anne of Green Gables
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

CYT Anne of Green GablesCherished by generations of “kindred spirits,” L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel Anne of Green Gables comes to life in this stage adaptation by Peter DeLaurier.

Anne of Green Gables follows the misadventures of Anne (spelled with an “E”) Shirley — a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match. ​Anne is mistakenly sent to live with a plainspoken farmer and his spinster sister, who thought they were adopting a boy! She wins over the Cuthberts and all of Prince Edward Island with her irrepressible spirit and imagination — and wins over audiences with this warm, poignant story about love, home and family.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students 18 and under, plus sales tax and fees. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM on Monday, January 22.

PURCHASE

Mar
22
Thu
2018
“Treasure Island” Presented by East Clayton Elementary School Drama Club
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm

The East Clayton ElementaECES Drama Club ry School Drama Club presents “Treasure Island” on Thursday and Friday, March 22 and 23 at 7 PM.

The ECES Drama Club is comprised of students from 3rd through 5th grades. They have prepared for and then auditioned for a position within this club. Tickets are $6 for teens and adults and $3 for students ages 12 and under.

Mar
23
Fri
2018
“Treasure Island” Presented by East Clayton Elementary School Drama Club
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm

The East Clayton ElementaECES Drama Club ry School Drama Club presents “Treasure Island” on Thursday and Friday, March 22 and 23 at 7 PM.

The ECES Drama Club is comprised of students from 3rd through 5th grades. They have prepared for and then auditioned for a position within this club. Tickets are $6 for teens and adults and $3 for students ages 12 and under.

Apr
20
Fri
2018
Cinderella – Presented by Carolina Dance Foundation
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm

Carolina Dance Foundation presents two performances of “Cinderella,” Friday, April 20, at 7 PM and Saturday, April 21, at 1 PM. Tickets are $11 for reserved seating an d$18 for premier seating (all ticket prices are plus sales tax and fees).

Apr
21
Sat
2018
Cinderella – Presented by Carolina Dance Foundation
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm

Carolina Dance Foundation presents two performances of “Cinderella,” Friday, April 20, at 7 PM and Saturday, April 21, at 1 PM. Tickets are $11 for reserved seating an d$18 for premier seating (all ticket prices are plus sales tax and fees).

Apr
22
Sun
2018
Gregory Popovich Presents Comedy Pet Theater
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Voted Best Family Show In Las Vegas

The world famous Popovich Pet Theater, voted best family show in Las Vegas, is a European-style circus extravaganza presented by Gregory Popovich.

Popovich, a fifth generation circus performer who learned early on how to develop strong bonds with animals, has rescued a majority of his performers from shelters all over the country and has transformed them into Las Vegas stars. He is a gold medal winner in Paris, France, and a special award winner in Monte Carlo.

Popovich and his pets were finalists on “America’s Got Talent,” were guests on TV shows with Jay Leno, David Letterman and Craig Ferguson, and were featured on Animal Planet and other television shows. The entertaining show includes physical comedy, juggling, acrobats from the Moscow Circus, trained dogs, birds and even house cats. All of the pets are trained using positive reinforcement techniques that enhance their natural abilities.

You will not want to miss this opportunity to see this unique, family-friendly show featuring this legendary circus entertainer and his furry friends.