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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Excellent Venue

Not a bad seat in the place. Seats are very comfortable although there could be more leg room... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tonya M
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Outstanding Venue

The quality of this venue is equivalent to venues of much larger cities. The acoustics are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jim H
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“the lion king”(35 reviews)
“book of mormon”(26 reviews)
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...more
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123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701-3637
+1 919-680-2787
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Reviewed yesterday

Not a bad seat in the place. Seats are very comfortable although there could be more leg room. The building along with its bathrooms are very clean. They do an excellent job of getting people into and out of the parking deck before and after...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tonya M
Reviewed yesterday

The quality of this venue is equivalent to venues of much larger cities. The acoustics are wonderful and there is plenty of space to stretch your legs during intermission. Plenty of local parking, however, first-timers should map out their preferred parking location prior to arriving....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jim H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love going to the performances at the DPAC – always a wonderful experience! I am happy to be a Season Ticket holder.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sharon0123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great time at the DPAC , great venue and friendly staff ! I can’t wait to see another show onetime soon

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Flyin F
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great experience. From the time we were greeted at the door until we left was fantastic. DPAC is beautiful inside and the sound system is state of the art. Add to that the performance by Joe Bonamassa and you have the makings of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tdcurrin54
Reviewed 2 days ago

DPAC is a first class venue. I never had a bad experience there. If you are in tow, take in a show at DPAC any seat is a great seat!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cynthia c
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First visit to DPAC. We enjoyed an awesome show from Joe Bonamassa and band ! This venue is conveniently located in the Tobacco district with in walking distance to multiple restaurants , Durham Bulls stadium and is adjacent to the Aloft hotel. The staff gets...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dalt61
Reviewed 3 days ago

I always love watching shows at DPAC, especially broadway shows. Would definitely recommend seeing something at DPAC while you are in town.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kate1323
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great facility, friendly volunteers, plenty of legroom. Worth the drive from Winston-Salem! Spacious lobby with plenty of bar tables.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cate44773
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family of five (15, 18, 21) saw Dear Evan Hansen here. It was our first time to the DPAC. We were in the balcony, almost the furthest row away, but we could hear and see well. The staff is very friendly, gracious, and accommodating....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Russell W
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Rachel S
February 2, 2018|
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Response from allertstar | 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.
July 20, 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.
March 17, 2017|
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Response from bobklaus | Property representative |
Great...thanks for choosing DPAC to see this great show! Safe travels.