Topics: Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall is one of the main performance spaces at UNC. Located on East Cameron Avenue, the hall is the home to Carolina Performing Arts productions, visiting artists, speakers and many other events.

1883, Gerrard Hall did not have enough space for commencement, so the University drew plans for a much larger building. Originally built in 1885, Memorial Hall was dedicated to former N.C. governor and UNC president David Lowry Swain, as well North Carolinians, students, faculty and staff who lost their lives in battle.

The first incarnation of Memorial Hall was deemed structurally unsound in 1929. In 1931, the building was rebuilt and still stands today after several rounds of renovations. Most recently, the 2002 renovation added more comfortable seats, air conditioning, an extended lobby and improved lighting. The hall has a section of main floor, mezzanine and balcony seating.

Carolina Choir, Symphony Orchestra to perform tribute to victims of concentration camp


The Carolina Choir and UNC Symphony Orchestra will perform the Defiant Requiem, a tribute to the prisoners of the Terezín concentration camp in the current Czech Republic, today in Memorial Hall..

TEDxUNC addressed the meaning of home


TEDxUNC, after being delayed due to the water crisis, held its 2017 conference, “Home,” in Memorial Hall on Sunday.

Award-winning chef and musician return to Chapel Hill after years apart


For years, Brandon and Graham Sharp did not have a home in Chapel Hill.

Speaker at Martin Luther King, Jr., keynote emphasizes courageous action for social justice


The journey to achieve Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream isn’t over — and the time to act is now.

Memorial Hall hosts humorous, contemporary opera tonight

Hope, Death, Love, Time and Virtue will take the stage tonight at Memorial Hall.

Music majors sing their way through final exams

Panicked students flip through notes in a last-ditch effort to absorb the material. The only open seat is in the middle of the normally-spacious 400-person lecture hall. That tiny foldable desk is where it happens — the final exam.

Arts@TheCore increases Carolina Performing Arts ticket sales

Lauren Farrington, now a sophomore, took a first-year art seminar in spring and attended a dance show at Memorial Hall with her class. After attending a show with her class, she and a friend decided to attend an orchestra show.

Memorial Hall music to inspire student attendance at CPA events

In a busy college campus, it’s difficult to catch students’ attention.

Angela Davis says King’s message relevant today in speech at Memorial Hall

Forty-seven years after the death of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Davis’ speech in Memorial Hall Monday brought King’s mission into present context. 

Earl Sweatshirt, Gloriana have sold about 700 tickets combined

Carolina Union Activities Board’s plan to draw more students to Homecoming concerts might have backfired — so far, the acts it booked for two separate concerts couldn’t fill Memorial Hall in one night.

Signs make walking Chapel Hill easier


Chapel Hill is looking to better market itself to visitors by touting its assets on signs downtown.

The Blues Project features hometown favorites


They have big shoes to fill.

Q&A with Metric’s lead vocalist Emily Haines


Metric, which consists of lead vocalist Emily Haines and band members Jimmy Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott Key, won the 2013 Juno Award for best alternative album of the year.

Parker, Clinton to play Memorial Hall tonight


Maceo Parker and George Clinton/Parliament Funkadelic will “tear the roof off” of Memorial Hall in the first Carolina Performing Arts show of the season tonight.

Summer months set stage for campus construction


With students away from campus, the summer months leave campus open to new residents — construction workers.

New CPA season to integrate arts, academics

Emil Kang knew he wanted to dial down Carolina Performing Arts’ 2013-14 season after “The Rite of Spring at 100.”

Part of Cameron Avenue closed to traffic

Since Tuesday, East Cameron Avenue between Columbia Street and UNC’s Memorial Hall has been closed to through traffic.

North Carolina Symphony reinvigorates ‘Rite of Spring’


It is a history of conspiracy theories, controversy and artistic evolution. Since its 1913 premiere in Paris, Vaslav Nijinsky and Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” has been celebrated as a musical landmark of the 20th century.

Iron & Wine to perform acoustic set


After a hip-hop-centric fall semester, the Carolina Union Activities Board is swapping out sick beats for an acoustic guitar.

Dance festival at Memorial Hall raises awareness of AIDS


On Friday, Memorial Hall was filled with singing, dancing, spoken word and even a sex-themed fashion show — all in the name of raising AIDS awareness.