WPU offers an extensive selection of theatre & musical theatre productions, guest speakers, lunch and learn series, concerts, academic programming and much more!

So whether you like stage productions, classical chamber music or lectures from esteemed guest lecturers – there’s bound to be something on campus for you.

Each performance season brings continued programmatic expansion supported by community partnerships, advertisers, ticket buyers and our internal company members from the William Peace Theatre, phenoMEnal, Vocal MasterPEACE, the William Peace University Singers, and more!

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Manning Music Series

William Peace University’s Manning Music Concert Series was established in 2007 thanks to a generous endowment made to the University by Alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning ’58 ’60.

This year, we celebrate 10 years in partnership with the North Carolina Symphony!


William Peace Theatre often times offers free events to the community performed by students

William Peace Theatre

The William Peace Theatre has become a beacon for fine stage productions in the heart of Downtown Raleigh. Our productions are immersive and inspiring and of course – fun! The bulk of our theatre company are Musical Theatre and Theatre majors, so come take in a show and watch future stars perform.

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Your donations help to provide future programming and bring renowned artists to campus.

Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series

WPU is delighted to present the Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series, a program responsible for bringing guest speakers and lecturers from North Carolina and beyond to the University’s campus each year.

Guest speakers have included CEOs, former mayors, general assembly members, politicians, esteemed professors and educators, musicians, performers and other public figures.