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.

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Martin Luther King Jr. remembered at UNC

Andrew Young didn’t expect to be part of a movement that would change history. But while working with his longtime friend, Martin Luther King Jr., Young was thrust into the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. Young reflected on his relationship with King and the political career he continued after King’s assassination, during the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture Tuesday night in Memorial Hall.


Cloud Gate dance returns to UNC

When Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan first came to UNC in 2007, they were greeted by a receptive Chapel Hill crowd. The company will return to Memorial Hall tonight, bringing Chinese culture and contemporary Western dance together.


	Anthony Dean Griffey, UNC professor of practice and four-time Grammy winner, will be singing at Memorial Hall tonight through Saturday.

Four-time Grammy winner Griffey will perform at Memorial Hall

The opening night for the opera “Of Mice and Men,” in Sydney, Australia, this July ended in a six-minute standing ovation. Four-time Grammy winner Anthony Dean Griffey — who played one of the two leads, Lennie — was on the receiving end of the high-level applause, a rarity at the Sydney Opera House.


	Philadanco dancers practice for their performance of “Watching go by, the day” opening tomorrow night at 8 at Memorial Hall.  The performance was choreographed by Hope Boykin from Durham.  Tickets are still available for the performance.

Durham native brings dance home to Triangle

In its first four years, Carolina Performing Arts paid for the production of 15 premiere performances. Tonight, the Philadelphia Dance Company, called PHILADANCO, will perform “Watching Go By, The Day,” — the first commissioned performance since 2009 and the only one this season.