The Normal Heart

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The Normal Heart

by Larry Kramer
Directed by
Emily Ranii

Jan. 18– Feb. 4, 2018  NOTE: Performance on January 18th is CANCELLED due to Snow.  All Other performances will take place.

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Tickets $25 (adults), $20 (seniors 65+), $15 students, teachers, active military and all Thursday night performances.  WARNING: Strong language and sexual discussions.

 To purchase tickets:  919.834.4001 or CLICK HERE.

Note:  Talkbacks with cast after every Thursday night and Sunday matinee performance.  NOTE:  Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolinas Executive Director Hector Salgado will lead talkbacks following performances on January 18 and February 1 and AAS-C’s Brian Goings will lead talkback on January 25th.

Note:  Jesse Milan, Jr., President and CEO of AIDS United will lead an audience talkback following the performance on Saturday, January 20th.

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2017 – 2018 Main Stage Season

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A Season of Magic & Mischief

Burning Coal’s 21st in Raleigh, North Carolina

by Tom Stoppard & Pink Floyd
Directed by Pálína Jónsdóttir
October 12 – 29, 2017

Peter Pan & Wendy
Adapted by Lillian White & Burning Coal Theatre
from the beloved novel by J.M. Barrie
Directed by Lillian White
November 30 – December 17, 2017

The Normal Heart
by Larry Kramer
Directed by Emily Ranii
January 18– February 4, 2018

King Charles III
by Mike Bartlett
Directed by Karen O’Brien
April 12 – 29, 2018

 To subscribe CLICK HERE or call 919.834.4001 to save the online service charge.

Mainstage Season of four plays (shown above) is $80 per subscription.  CLICK HERE to get your Mainstage subscription.

Breakfast Club Subscription of the above four plays plus three plays from our “second stage series” and breakfast with the artistic director in October, 2017 is $110 per subscription.  CLICK HERE to get your Breakfast Club subscription.

In 2017/18 Burning Coal will be teaming up with Bev’s Fine Art Gallery in Raleigh.  Bev’s will be soliciting four nationally recognized painters to create the four posters for the Burning Coal season.  A showing of all four artists’ work will take place at Bev’s on October 6th and 7th, 2017, where all four designs will be displayed.


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JOIN US for Burning Coal’s special FIVE ON FIRE CAMPAIGN in the fall of 2017.  This is a 5 year project that will help solidify our infrastructure and lead us to our 25th anniversary in strong financial shape.  Details for partnering with us at the link below:


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Non-Discrimination Policy

“Burning Coal Theatre Company steadfastly holds to a policy of complete non-discrimination as it relates to all of its programming and the hiring of its employees.  That policy, which has been in effect for years and will continue to be in effect for so long as our organization exists, may be obtained, in full, by calling 919.834.4001.”

Flying Embers Improv Troupe – Pajama Party!

Sunday, October 22, 2017
7 pm
Tickets: $12

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“What does one do in the dead of winter?

Get cozy with Burning Coal’s very own Flying Embers Improv Troupe. Wear your pajamas, slippers, sweatsuit, yoga pants, onesy, or whatever you are comfortable relaxing and playing in (no birthday suits, please).

Enjoy some long form and short form improv, audience participation games, and a special presentation (and perhaps more) from Anoo Tree Brod, one of the Triangle’s best loved and most seasoned improvisation artists!

All tickets $15. Taxes and fees included.

All shows are approximately 90 minutes in length with a 10 minute intermission. Audience participation is highly encouraged. Discretion advised as adult themes are expected.”


London Tour 2018!

Apr 15 – Apr 22, 2018

Deposit of $700 deposit
Due on December 01, 2017

Remainder of $2,250
Due on February 01, 2018

To join us for London 2018, just give us a ring at 919.834.4001.

Children under 17 must be accompanied by adult or guardian.

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Join Burning Coal Theatre Company for its London Theatre Tour 2018.  The tour is always the highlight of our year, as we and a group of our best friends journey “across the pond” to see six incredible plays at some of the hottest and most influential theatres in the great theatre city of London, England.

Tour, led by artistic director Jerry Davis, includes:  6 plays in 6 days, nonstop flight from RDU to Heathrow, bus to/from Heathrow, a weekly Tube Pass, accommodations (double occupancy) at one of the loveliest hotels in central London, breakfast each morning, tickets to see six incredible productions at some of London’s most renown and historic theatres, and six other events TBA that take you to some of the out of the way spots around London to see, hear, smell and eat your way to a jolly good time! Each morning begins with a talk by our Artistic Director, Jerry Davis, about what you will be seeing that night  and interesting information about the theatre, the artists and the play that you’ll be seeing.

Virtual Tour

Click here to take a VIRTUAL TOUR of Burning Coal Theatre!

Public Speaking for Professionals

Mar 12 – Apr 2, 2018

$155  To enroll call 919.834.4001

Taught by Kaley Morrison

Mondays 6 to 9 pm

public speaking imageDesigned for educators, business professionals, or anyone who wants to speak confidently and comfortably in front of groups. You will learn how to properly utilize your voice, improve projection and enunciation, and add dynamic range to your speech. This 4 week course will help you better engage your audience, gain confidence, and make the most of your voice.  Students are encouraged to prepare a piece or speech (5 mins or under) by the second class. Read More »