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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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The Sound of Music

This was a delightful experience. The singing voices were incredible, the scenery was lovely and... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2015
Signe B
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Durham, North Carolina
Sound of Music

We were treated to the VIP lounge and excellent seating. The musical was well produced. The young... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2015
Jdoughtry
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This venue opened in 2009.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“broadway shows” (71 reviews)
“great venue” (130 reviews)
“the lion king” (34 reviews)
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123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701-3637
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

This was a delightful experience. The singing voices were incredible, the scenery was lovely and the performances from the Mother Abbess to little Gretle were endearing. The venue is so well run and consumer friendly that it is a joy to be part of the...More

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Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2015

It makes us so happy to hear you had a wonderful, delightful experience at The Sound of Music! Our guests seemed to have loved that show and we look forward to having you return to DPAC again. Thanks for taking your time to post this...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

We were treated to the VIP lounge and excellent seating. The musical was well produced. The young children actors were a hit with the crowd. The actress playing Maria had an excellent voice; although she was a bit more animated that the version actress Julie...More

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Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2015

We appreciate you taking time to post this review for other TripAdvisors. The Sound of Music was definitely a hit with our DPAC audiences and ranked as one of our most popular shows ever. We hope you will come back for another Broadway show soon!

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Reviewed 1 December 2015

Every Broadway show I've seen her and I haven't missed many are excellent. They have lots of ushers and greeters (even in the parking lots) to make sure you are welcomed and well served.

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Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2015

Thanks for your review! We take pride in our friendly, knowledgeable event staff and are happy to hear from satisfied guests like you.

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Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

We've been several times for a variety of shows with 2 kids <13. Show times are convenient, acoustics are pretty good (not the best I've ever heard, but definitely more than adequate). The refreshments sold in-house are fine examples of highway robbery, but there are...More

Thank Jennifer V
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Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2015

Thanks for this feedback. Most of our concerts and Broadway tours bring in their own audio equipment, so although we wish every show had perfect sound, every now and then, there may be been a audio set up or issue that was less than stellar....More

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Reviewed 20 November 2015

A large contemporary entertainment center awaits your treat for any show that meets your needs. Programs feature top stars in every area and Broadway shows that are top notch. Pleasant seating is available in all price ranges. Unfortunately, most live shows in today's world are...More

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Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2015

Wow, thanks for your kind review! We are proud to bring Durham the best of Broadway and bring in top performing acts that appeal to a wide mass of people. DPAC was recently ranked the #2 performing arts center in the country, based on attendance....More

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Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

My daughter gave me tickets to see Celtic Women there. We were sitting upstairs. This facility is too small for concerts. I have seen this group of wonderful singers a couple of times. I was so upset about this facility that I got up and...More

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Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2015

Hi, I have tried to reach out to you privately as I would like to know more about your experience at DPAC. Most people love our smaller, intimate setting for concerts as every seat is a great view of the stage. Perhaps you just prefer...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2015

Went to see a show we booked online thru Ticketmaster well we went to our seat would you not know it...our seats were taken ....but they also had the same tickets too. The staff quickly addressed the problem and upgraded our tickets to another seat...More

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Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2015

Thanks for your review. We apologize for the ticketing error. That is a very rare occurrence, but glad our fantastic ticketing staff was able to help out and even upgrade your tickets! Thanks for the feedback!

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Reviewed 16 November 2015

DPAC is a great place to see a show. Enjoy dinner before the show at one of the local restaurants - there are great options for all types of food within walking distance. DPAC is a lovely place to see a show. Every seat offers...More

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Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2015

Thank you so much for taking time to post a review! We agree, there really isn't a bad seat in the house. Downtown Durham has opened some delicious restaurants, many within just a short walk or drive of DPAC. It makes a great date night...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2015

We went to the John Prine concert last week. Everything was great. Very accessible. The staff was wonderfully helpful in finding our seats and assisting everyone. Super restaurants within easy walking distance. I am glad such a beautiful facility exists in the area. Our seats...More

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Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2015

Thanks for coming out to the John Prine concert! It makes us very happy to hear that you had a very positive experience while you were here. Based on guest surveys, seats in the Grand Tier provide the best overall experience of any seating area...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2015

After spending a semester in NYC, enjoying the Broadway shows, I was sad to return to the Durham/Chapel Hill area---until I became a DPAC Broadway Show season ticket holder. A state-of-the-art venue, reasonable ticket prices, and ample parking----and a fabulous selection of Broadway hits----I am...More

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Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2015

Welcome back! DPAC is happy to be in Downtown Durham and easily accessible from all areas of the Triangle. We are honored to be compared to NYC Broadway. A good portion of our season this year are first run Broadway Tours and we have the...More

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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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tmeinecke1
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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 |
The stage door is located on Magnum Street, just south of Vivian Street. Are you looking to meet cast members as they leave the theater?
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