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Culture and Entertainment

Sample the variety of entertainment opportunities in the Chapel Hill area.

Museums
Nightlife
Theaters & Perfomance Halls
Travel

Museums

  • Ackland Art Museum: The collection of 15,000 objects broadly covers the history of European painting and sculpture. It is also particularly strong in Asian art and works on paper, with some traditional North Carolina pottery and folk art.
  • Charles Kuralt Learning Center: Contents of Kuralt´s three-room penthouse office suite in Manhattan were donated to the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communications by his widow Suzanna after her death in 1999.
  • Morehead Planetarium and Science Center: The Morehead has been teaching space sciences education since 1950. It features public shows in the 68 foot domed Star Theater (with world-class Zeiss Model VI projector).
  • North Carolina Collection Gallery: An eclectic collection of artifacts and historic displays related to people, places and events, including historic rooms on the history of North Carolina and the University of North Carolina.

Nightlife

Orange County has more than 250 restaurants, eating places and bars, nightclubs and taverns, with one of the most varied selections of cuisines in the Southeast. And, the list continues to grow. The nightlife alone in Chapel Hill is perhaps the liveliest in the state for a town this size, and big-name bands and performers are always on the bill.

Theaters & Perfomance Halls

  • Carolina Union: UNC-Chapel Hill. The Carolina Union Performing Arts Series brings first-class national and international performing artists to the UNC campus.
  • PlayMakers Repertory Company: Since 1975, PlayMakers has been North Carolina´s premier not-for-profit resident professional theatre company. Five or six different plays are performed from September to May in the Paul Green Theatre – from Shakespeare and musicals to the best new American and British works.
  • UNC Department of Music: Concerts include the William S. Newman Artists Music Series (which showcases classical music performed by distinguished instrumental and vocal musicians), the Carolina Jazz Festival and jazz concerts. Except for the Newman series, most performances are free.

Travel

Travel to New York, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, London and other major metropolitan areas is convenient. Direct flights on major airlines are available from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, just a 30-minute drive from Chapel Hill. In approximately two hours you can drive to the coast or the mountains for a weekend getaway.