Directions & Parking
Most of North Carolina Opera’s performances take place at the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. The Martin Marietta Center is a venue containing multiple performance spaces, including Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Meymandi Concert Hall, and Fletcher Opera Theater. You can find which space your performance is taking place in by checking your ticket.
Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts
2 E South St
Raleigh, NC 27601
The following information has been provided by MMCPA. Please reference their site for more information.
From I-40 / South Raleigh
From I-40 take exit 298-B. Go 1.5 miles north on S. Saunders St. Turn right onto South St. Go 2 blocks. Martin Marietta Center is on the right.
From US-1 / Capital Blvd. / North Raleigh
Take US-1 South into Raleigh. US-1 becomes Capital Blvd. Stay on Capital Blvd., crossing over I-440 (the Beltline). After you cross I-440 go another 3.4 miles south. Capital Blvd. becomes Dawson St. Go 10 blocks south on Dawson St. (0.8 miles). Turn left onto South St. Go 3 blocks on South St. Martin Marietta Center is on the right.
From US-70 / Glenwood Ave. / Northwest Raleigh
From Glenwood Avenue / US-70, follow the US-70 E. signs toward downtown Raleigh. US-70 travels along Glenwood Avenue, turns onto Wade Avenue, then exits onto Capital Blvd. heading south. Capital Blvd. becomes Dawson St. Go 10 blocks south on Dawson St. (0.8 miles). Turn left onto South St. Go 3 blocks on South St. Martin Marietta Center is on the right.
From US-64 / New Bern Ave. / Northeast Raleigh
Take US-64 W. toward Raleigh. US-64 becomes New Bern Ave. Follow New Bern Ave., crossing over I-440. After you cross I-440 go another 2.5 miles west. New Bern Ave. then becomes Edenton St. Go 1 mile on Edenton St. and turn left at the State Capitol onto Salisbury St. Martin Marietta Center is 7 blocks on the left.
We offer multiple lots, all conveniently located near the Martin Marietta Center, look for the “Event Parking” signs. You can now download the Passport Mobile Parking app and easily pay for your parking on your phone.
Parking is available in both of the lots located directly across from South Street. There is also parking available in the deck located on the corner of Salisbury and South Streets. Accessible parking spaces are available on the first level of each garage and in the lots. The parking cost for these areas is $10.00 per car.
A drop-off area is located in the brick area in front of Lichtin Plaza. Driving on the Plaza is strictly prohibited.