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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

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Address: 123 Vivian St., American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701
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+1 919-680-2787
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
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This venue opened in 2009.

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Tony Bennett

I was gifted tickets to see Tony Bennett at the last minute and thoroughly enjoyed it. The DPAC was ready for what I called the "Geezer Onslaught" to see him. There were helpers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Pat A
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North Carolina
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was gifted tickets to see Tony Bennett at the last minute and thoroughly enjoyed it. The DPAC was ready for what I called the "Geezer Onslaught" to see him. There were helpers stationed at every corner to direct us in the proper direction so we would not get lost. The parking took a little longer than anticipated but we... More 

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Thank Pat A
Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

love the seating . acoustics are great. food is good. warm comfortable atmosphere .did not take long to get to your seat.

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Thank lindahairston
Apex, North Carolina
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say.....needed to see the legend and he did not disappoint. Love DPAC but I think it is time to renovate and put new seating in the theater. I can only imagine the utilization the seating has already seen!!! Sound system was great, view outstanding. We will return as always.

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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for this nice review. Feedback on the Tony Bennett show was incredible and we were proud to have had him back on stage at DPAC. Thanks as well for your note on DPAC's seating. We are currently in the final stages of selecting new seating that will be installed late this summer. Great feedback...I hope we see you... More 

Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The DPAC theater is a very nice venue for a concert. Tony Bennett played on Sunday and logistics were a breeze. We arrived early for a bite to eat and parked in the garage adjacent to DPAC. The area was vibrant with a lot of theater goers in attendance early. Entrance into DPAC was easy using the online e-ticket app.... More 

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Thank NoName007
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

We agree! Tony Bennett was outstanding. Thank you so much for sharing these nice thoughts about your recent visit to DPAC for this superstar concert. The team here is dedicated to great experiences and it is great to read that we met or exceeded your expectations. Thanks again and please keep the feedback coming. More 

Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first time at the DPAC! We traveled 2 hours to see Jay Leno perform. The DPAC has good signs up through the surrounding area to lead you to the venue. We were nervous about the parking situation, but there was a large garage with reasonable parking fees attached to the DPAC. We were seated in the balcony... More 

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Thank klytravels
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

We love hearing from first-time visitors and are so glad you had a great time. Thank you for sharing these helpful notes about your first visit. Since opening, we have hosted over 3 million guests and whether you have visited just once or a hundred times, we'll be here to help make your event the very best it can be.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The DPAC is beginning their 10 anniversary of hosting the Broadway Series. This past year has been a great build up to the milestone. Every show I have attended has been fantastic! From the welcome at the door to concessions and convenient facilities, a single person, couple, or group will enjoy premier service. I have a pair of season tickets,... More 

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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

One of my favorite reviews ever. Thanks you so much for these kind words and for all of your support. More 

ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have seen 2 shows there. Each time I sat in the balcony and had a good view of the stage-for The Nutcracker and The Jersey Boys. I live nearby so the travel date below is inaccurate.

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Thank pjs49
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Many guest do love the value offered by ticket pricing for seats in our balcony where the farthest seat is less than 150 from center stage. I hope we have the chance to see you at DPAC again. More 

Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this place only once but my experience was amazing. The staff are very friendly!! I took my kids to see the Magical Disney show and they loved it. There were a few empty seats in the front row and a member of the staff let my kids and I move up. It was wonderful.

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Thank diawilliams84
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Our staff loves hosting family shows for young audiences. Thank you for sharing these details on your visit. We'll have many more great shows for kids this spring and next fall and I hope we see you again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the Janis Joplin tribute show and loved it. This is a great venue for many different shows catering to all tastes.

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Thank michaeleH492XJ
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

The Janis Joplin show from Broadway was one of our favorites. Thank you for sharing these details with other TripAdvisor readers! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Performing Arts Center was the best thing that happened to Durham. Fabulous first run Broadway shows and diverse high end, star studded individual shows. Almost always sold out quickly! Staff is helpful and friendly. Always clean, acoustics are great and visuals are good. We go often - sometimes expensive but a special treat.

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Thank banmelk
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

I appreciate your kind words and your support of DPAC. Our goal is to be our guests favorite place for live entertainment in the region and the team here loves hearing from frequent guests like you. Keep the feedback coming! More 

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