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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701-3637
+1 919-680-2787
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A Great Venue!!!

We have attended a variety of performances at DPAC. At each, we have been consistently welcomed and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
George K
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Like Broadway, only closer

If you live in the "Triangle" area and love Broadway then get your, theater loving body, over to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sight lines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed eight times in the top 10 in Pollstar magazine’s annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #2 ranked theater in the U.S. With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone”, hosting over 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), DPAC has been listed for nine consecutive years as the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.
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123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701-3637
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Reviewed yesterday

We have attended a variety of performances at DPAC. At each, we have been consistently welcomed and treated with a cordiality and professionalism that are rare, The venue is immaculate and highly functional, but at the same time comfortable and almost intimate. We always look...More

Thank George K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you live in the "Triangle" area and love Broadway then get your, theater loving body, over to the DPAC. My family and I love Broadway, but don't get there enough. The DPAC has it all. Get there early and have dinner, the options are...More

Thank champlin2018
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank your for sharing this nice feedback...such a fun review. We love hearing form our guests and appreciate how helpful your thoughts are for other TripAdvisor readers thinking about coming to see a show at DPAC. Cheers, hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've seen two performances at DPAC. There are multiple places to park so not too difficult to get in and out. From my first performance I figured out a better viewing experience for the second. But the different price points will have seats that everyone...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing these thoughts! I hope we have the chance to host you again for another superstar show very soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time with friends, the show was amazing! We had a blast, can't wait until the next time we are free to go; I love this place!

Thank Rebecca W
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this nice feedback...we love hearing from guests and hope you visit again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the DPAC several times and have always had an enjoyable experience. The staff are welcoming and helpful. The seating and sound system are great. I am thankful that we have a venue of this caliber in our area.

Thank Eileen L
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate you sharing these kind words. The team here works hard to ensure that every guest experience is the best it can be. We have over 200 performances planned for the new season and hope to have you back again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

DPAC is always a great experience and allows you the opportunity to create a easy and pleasant memory without hassle.

Thank JustJCizzle
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing this nice feedback. We love hearing from our guests as it tells us what we are doing well, and where we need to work harder. cheers!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've only been there twice but absolutely LOVED it. There is ample parking in structures within a couple of blocks. They seem well prepared to handle large crowds efficiently and the seating area is really quite nice. Did one show at the front of the...More

Thank Scott R
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this kind feedback. Our seating options do offer alternatives for many budgets, but with no seat farther than 135 feet from center stage, some tell us there is no bad seat in the house. I hope we have the chance to host...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful venue for the performing arts. Fantastic staff and ample parking within short walking distance. Many restaurants nearby, a hotel next door, and the Durham Bulls baseball stadium in the same block. I have season tickets to the Broadway series which is a fantastic deal...More

Thank Tdughi
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was great that you could share your thoughts with other readers of TripAdvisor. This feedback is very helpful to others that might be considering seeing one of the 200 performances we have planned for the new season. Many thanks and please keep the feedback...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed many shows at DPAC and always fun—no matter what the performance it’s a night to remember—wish the elevator route was quicker and snack/drink costs were a bit more reasonable but expected

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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love hearing from our guests and learn from every point of feedback. Keep the feedback coming!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I attended the Jill Scott concert last Tuesday night. I thoroughly enjoyed the concert. The venue was easy to find, parking was accessible and my seat was comfortable. I will gladly attend another affair here.

Thank Melissa M
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We loved hosting Jill Scott! I am glad you could join us for this show and my thanks for sharing this kind feedback.

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Rachel S
2 February 2018|
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Response from Estrella F | Reviewed this property |
I’ve been at the DPAC a few times but I’m not sure how many stage doors they have. I guess it would be better to contact the place directly.
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catm77
21 July 2017|
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Response from Barblaraine | Reviewed this property |
We went to see Joe Jackson recently & I took a video. Mainly to record him singing, zoomed in on the stage a little bit, once again without flash.
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Sweet5arah
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Response from Bob K | Property representative |
Great...thanks for choosing DPAC to see this great show! Safe travels.
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