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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

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DPAC deserves the excellent reputation and reviews it receives. I have never had a bad experience... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kirsten B
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Durham Performing Arts Center is the Best place to see a performance in the area. From Broadway to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Durham, North Carolina
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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...more
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123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701-3637
+1 919-680-2787
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Reviewed 3 days ago

DPAC deserves the excellent reputation and reviews it receives. I have never had a bad experience here. I am a new season ticket holder and find it well worth every penny. DPAC brings to the stage anything you could want to see: dance, music, comedy,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kirsten B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Durham Performing Arts Center is the Best place to see a performance in the area. From Broadway to comedy, just about anything else. Comfortable seating, good snack entertainment options.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kengs2
Reviewed 4 days ago

DPAC is a wonderful theater. It is well managed and has a responsive box office. DPAC is technically a great auditorium with excellent sight lines and sound and before the show has good nearby restaurants and parking. Allow extra time to park during spring and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richard H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Compares very favorably with Lincoln Center in NYC. Parking is easier and cheaper by far - in fact, seats are less costly than is the garage under Lincoln Center. Some of the performances that pass through here are world class. Staff is extremely courteous and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank carlmlewis
Reviewed 4 days ago

DPAC is a beautiful and comfortable facility with great customer service. Most programs are a bit pricey but overall a good experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank birdshomenest
Reviewed 5 days ago

The DPAC is a treat. It's cozy and comfortable, Not too big, but big enough. Surrounded by neat eateries in Durham.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Darlene D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cannot say enough about the high quality shows at DPAC. Broadway musicals, comedy, music venues—it has it all. The facility is top notch. Love it and go there often.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ENW5594
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family has been to the DPAC twice in the last year (Phantom and Hamilton) and we had a blast! The staff is the best you will find in ANY venue. There is not a bad seat in the house, and parking and food is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amy E
Reviewed 5 days ago

No matter your budget, you will not be disappointed. I've attended a variety of events and am glad that I have lived in Durham because DPAC rocks!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Inspire762326
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been to many fine shows in this auditorium. The lines of sight are fantastic, I don’t think there’s a bad seat in the whole place! The accustics are awesome - from speakers to singers, all are clearly understood. Beautifully designed building. Easy to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.