Performing Arts

Carolina Performing Arts curates and presents exceptional arts experiences that inspire and provoke the University community and beyond, and celebrates the intrinsic value of the creative process. CPA nurtures artistic innovation and the development of new works on and off campus, and challenges and inspires audiences with powerful and transformative arts experiences. CPA integrates the arts into the life of the University, embracing Carolina’s mission of teaching, research and public service.

Carolina Performing Arts Funding Priorities

Explore Stories

James and Susan Moeser pose outdoors in front of South Building on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus.

A Milestone Investment

A $3 million anonymous gift to Carolina Performing Arts at UNC-Chapel Hill honors CPA founder and Carolina's Chancellor Emeritus James Moeser.

The Commons Festival 2019

Fostering a Creative Community

Four local artists have been awarded artists-and-residencies at CPA

Flutronix duo

Change through Music

Creating community-centered social change through music


The Prize of Admission

Carolina Performing Arts provides unique, engaging experiences for students.

Carolina 225

Fifteen Years of Carolina Performing Arts

In 2019–20, CPA celebrates 15 years of boundary-pushing, electric work...


Elevating the Arts

"The future of theater is in the hands of our students. I am excited about what the future holds for them.”