Raleigh is North Carolina's capital city and is home to a wide variety of teen-friendly activities, such as museums, restaurants, parks and shopping. When teenagers want to let loose in the evening, they can choose from venues that offer activities such as live music, dancing, skating and comedy shows.
Skating rinks provide a fun nightlife activity for teenagers of all ages. Three skating rinks are open in the Raleigh area: United Skates of America and two locations of Jellybeans Super Skate Center. Both Jellybeans Super Skate Center locations are open on Friday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The skate centers are also open for special weekday evening events, which are listed on their online calendars. United Skates of America is open to teenagers of all ages from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
Legends Nightclub in Raleigh is open to teens ages 18 and up. The club is a primarily gay venue that is open Friday and Saturday nights. View -- a club located in the Legends complex -- is open seven days a week. Teenagers can take advantage of the variety of activities that Legends offers such as dancing, live shows, bingo and trivia. Guests can also play billiards and darts in the game room or take advantage of the outdoor seating on the patio.
ComedyWorx is a comedy club that is open to all ages. Shows take place on Friday and Saturday nights. The venue offers snack and beverage items, such as candy, soft drinks and popcorn, to enjoy with the show. ComedyWorx hosts two shows on weekend evenings: the ComedyWorx Show at 8 p.m. and the Harry Show and the Yes Yard at 10 p.m. Reservations can be made in advance and group pricing is available. The earlier show is open to all ages. The Yes Yard show is open to teens ages 17 and up and the Harry Show is open to teens ages 18 and up.
The Lincoln Theatre -- located in downtown Raleigh -- is a club that offers live music, events and dance parties. The venue is open to teenagers of all ages for most shows and concerts. Revolution Raleigh is a dance party that is open to teens ages 18 and up. Events take place throughout the week, so check the schedule regularly to see what is coming up and if there are age restrictions for certain shows. You can purchase tickets in advance for some shows at a discounted price, but teens have to pay a surcharge on ticket prices because they're under 21.