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Arts & Entertainment in Greensboro, NC

Arts & Entertainment

Greensboro is a city fueled by passion, imagination and creative energy. Culture is a priority here, and we’ve got something for everyone. Visual and performing artists flock to our city to find avid audiences, a wealth of venues and a welcoming community of kindred spirits. Whether you’re at a gallery opening or one of the world's largest music festivals, the colorful cultural scene in Greensboro can’t—and shouldn’t—be missed.

Arts & Entertainment Stats

Seats in the Greensboro Coliseum
23,000+
Events hosted by the Greensboro Coliseum annually
1,100
NC Folk Festival inaugural year attendance
150,000+

Arts & Entertainment Notables

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Triad Stage - Greensboro, NC

Triad Stage

Named “One of the Best Regional Theaters in America” by New York's Drama League and “Professional Theatre of the Year” by the North Carolina Theatre Conference, Triad Stage is a non-profit professional regional theater that lives up to its motto, “Nationally Recognized, Locally Produced.” Learn more

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Public Art - Greensboro, NC

Public Art

From murals to monuments, from fiber art to fountains, Greensboro has made a commitment to support and promote our rapidly growing public art scene. Learn more

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Weatherspoon Art Museum - Greensboro, NC

Weatherspoon Art Museum

UNCG's Weatherspoon Art Museum has built a permanent collection of modern and contemporary American art that includes works by Warhol, Matisse and Picasso, and is considered one of the best in the Southeast. Learn more

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Civil Rights Museum - Greensboro, NC

Civil Rights Museum

The International Civil Rights Center & Museum is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. The Museum celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement. Learn more

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Scuppernong Books - Greensboro, NC

Scuppernong Books

Named one of the South's Best Bookstores by Southern Living magazine, Scuppernong Books is an independent bookseller in downtown Greensboro, and is home to Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival. Learn more

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NC Folk Festival - Greensboro, NC

NC Folk Festival

After three successful years of hosting the National Folk Festival, Greensboro became home to the North Carolina Folk Festival in 2018. Learn more

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Elsewhere - Greensboro, NC

Elsewhere

Elsewhere, a museum and artist residency set inside a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, received an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in early 2019. Learn more

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The Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, NC

The Greensboro Coliseum

The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is one of the most actively booked venues in the country, with eight event spaces including an amphitheater, aquatic center, banquet hall, convention center, museum, theatre, indoor pavilion and an arena with more seats than Madison Square Garden! Learn more

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Nightlife - Greensboro, NC

Nightlife

Whether it's listening to live music at First Friday, line dancing at a country bar, checking out a comedy club or playing classic video games in an arcade, Greensboro has plenty of options to keep you entertained. Learn more

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House Concerts - Greensboro, NC

House Concerts

Backyard al fresco stages and intimate indoor settings attract musicians from around the world to perform at the homes of local music lovers. Learn more

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