WATERWORKS Logo Design Contest Ends Dec. 18! Click here to learn more.


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The soaring musical VIOLET arrives at Live Arts in time for the holidays! Click here for tickets, photos, and more.

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Current Season


18 November - 10 December, 2022
Director: Perry Medlin

The River

20 January - 11 February, 2023
Director: Robert Chapel

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Live Arts Merch Collection

Just in time for the holidays! Cozy sweatshirts, classic tees, coffee mugs, and more—something for every theater lover in your life.

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100x100 Raffle Extended!

$100 per ticket. Only 100 tickets available. All proceeds benefit the Live Arts mission. Enter for your chance to win a beach vacation in Duck, North Carolina!

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Enter your design by December 18! Winning designer will receive a $250 prize and 2 All-Access passes to WATERWORKS this Spring.

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