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.

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The Prize of Admission

Carolina Performing Arts provides unique, engaging experiences for students.

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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.”


Driving Powerful Change

"A philosophical shift, which places primacy on the joining of the arts, scholarship, and community..."


Arts and Athletics: A Creative Conversation

"These disciplines don't have to be separate."


Making Art as Big as Basketball

"The Carolina experience should be to discover something new about the world..."