Giving Tuesday is HERE!

giving tuesday 12-01-2020Every year on Giving Tuesday a massive wave of generosity makes an impact across the globe. We know now more than ever that every person has the power to make a difference. This December 1st, commit to one act of kindness to be a part of the global movement. 

One way to participate is making a donation to a non-profit you care about. A leadership group of supporters has come together this year to create a $3,500 match for Burning Coal. So any donation you make to support your local, professional theatre from now through December 1st, 2020, will be matched dollar-for-dollar. 

If you would like to celebrate by making a contribution to Burning Coal, please consider signing up for our new monthly donation option to strengthen our impact in the community all year long. 

Please contact our Development Director at with any Giving Tuesday questions. Thank you for being a part of the Burning Coal family, and happy Giving Tuesday!

If you can help us out, it would be most appreciated.  To join our campaign, just CLICK HERE.


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Club 39

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CLUB 39 & under is a fresh Burning Coal membership for theatre fans 39 years or younger. For an annual cost of just $39 you get access to exclusive pre- and post-show events, support your local theatre, and get $10 off all full priced tickets. (There’s no ID check to join, we’ll believe you’re the age you say you are.)

Covid Safety Precautions

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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.”

Virtual Tour

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

After viewing, if you are interested in renting our space, give us a ring at 919.834.4001 or email us at

2020 Summer Workshop Series

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Burning Coal Theatre Company is pleased to announce that it will host a free series of workshops for young and emerging theatre professionals. This series will feature experienced professionals both local and national, and will provide critical, foundational training in subjects like theatrical lighting design, stage management, and movement and choreography. Workshops will be made available to the public via Zoom, and will be held on Mondays at 6:00 PM through October 5, 2020. To register, please email us at Read More »


Burning Coal’s new series of livestreamed talks with significant artists and academics about our current mainstage production will kick off with Gemma Barnett, who played ‘Rory’ in London’s West End production of A Hundred Words for Snow

Gemma Barnett

Gemma Barnett is a stage and screen actress who graduated from Oxford School of Drama in 2017. She has starred in many productions, including, but not limited to, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare in the Square), Lola (The Vaults) and A Hundred Words for Snow (The Vaults, Trafalgar Studios). She also starred in the 2019 short film The Butterfly Chicken Effect. Gemma won the 2020 Offies award for Female Performance in a Play for her performance as Rory in A Hundred Words for Snow at Trafalgar Studios 2.

CLICK HERE to join the Zoom talk on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Noon (EST).  A video of the Zoom talk with be made available HERE by Thursday, October 22, 2020.


Past Productions & Events

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DARK VANILLA JUNGLE at the Camden Fringe Festival

Dark Vanilla Jungle

(Photo by Tiphaine Betscher)


Burning Coal Theatre at the Camden Fringe Festival – August 10 – 14, 2016
Cockpit Theatre, London, England

Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh, North Carolina returns to the Cockpit with Philip Ridley’s brutal 70 minute “Dark Vanilla Jungle”.  

A scalding play about a young woman trying to come to terms with a terrible breach of trust.

In November, 2014, Burning Coal brought over David Edgar’s roaring Iron Curtain Trilogy (4-stars, Michael Billington, Guardian).

The company returns with Philip Ridley’s quietly devastating masterpiece.

Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th August – 9:00pm
Sunday 14th August – 8:30pm

All Tickets: £10 at