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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

Closes in 22 min: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Hamilton Front Row Center

First things first....Of course I absolutely loved HAMILTON!! However this review is about the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
takia523
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Durham Performing Arts Center -- Hamilton

I attended the Nov.10, matinee and loved it. The assisted hearing device DPAC provided was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bitsy426
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“broadway series”(48 reviews)
“the lion king”(34 reviews)
“book of mormon”(26 reviews)
About
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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701-3637
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 11, 2016

We were in the middle section, the last row against the wall for The Book of Mormon. This did not stop us from having a great time. Yeah, it was hard to see details of the performers, but the sound was still great, the view...More

4  Thank PL2016
Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2016

We're glad to hear you had such a great time at The Book of Mormon at your first visit to DPAC! Our Balcony section is a great value where prices are normally $20-$40 less than our best Orchestra and Grand Tier seats. Balcony seats are...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed November 4, 2017

What an awesome venue for a show! The staff and setting are marvelous with plenty of food options and exceptionally friendly and accommodating staff. The negative is that they allow food inside the seating area. On our first trip to see "Love Never Dies", patrons...More

4  Thank Brian Y
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2017

Many thanks for sharing this feedback. I am sorry we have disappointed you with our policy of allowing small snacks and drinks into the seating area. This is an area that we discuss and review often. Not that the "majority rules", but this policy is...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First things first....Of course I absolutely loved HAMILTON!! However this review is about the venue! Beautiful place and very easily accessible. This may not seem like a big deal to some people but the way the restroom “wait lines” were handled was perfect! It ran...More

Thank takia523
bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for this nice feedback. For a big show like Hamilton with capacity audiences, our restroom lines can grow lengthy. Our event staff works hard to keep everything organized and moving as you noted. We hope to see you back at DPAC again soon!

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even though everyone seems to love this venue I think the experience is mixed. Lots of staff who are very welcoming and helpful. Sight lines are pretty good for such a big venue. But access via the elevator is very slow. The parking deck is...More

Thank CarolinaBecky
bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for letting us know about your experience. I am sorry that we came up less than perfect in the areas you noted. For some events, elevator wait times for the upper seating levels can be 5-8 minutes based on the audience demographics. My...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended the Nov.10, matinee and loved it. The assisted hearing device DPAC provided was very, very good. I could see from the upper balcony just fine. During intermission, there was an usher who held up a very tall pole with a sign that said...More

Thank Bitsy426
bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So glad you could attend Hamilton. It's a big event and I thank you for noticing the special details and extra steps we take as part of the DPAC experience. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I saw Hamilton on opening night. Great venue and atmosphere. Seating was very good. Highly recommend.

Thank timmU1781BB
bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for these nice comments. We're very proud to host this production and are so glad glad you could attend.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw Naked magicians and it was a blast. Reasonable prices and we were in orchestra but seemed like all seats had good view. Coming from Manhattan and broadway this was so easy to park and walk. A real treasure.

Thank dce929
bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We love hearing from first-time guests and thank you for your feedback. We have 200 events planned for the new season and hope we see you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from dealing with 3 separate accidents to get to DPAC - once there clear sailing! I had emailed Keystra to exchange tickets for handicapped and she was terrific in following through. From Warren, who drove us to and from the parking deck, to those...More

Thank 24lorraineS
bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Great details...thanks for taking the time to share this feedback with TripAdvisor readers.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was really nice. The theater was clean. But the seating is tight. The concessions were priced pretty fair.More

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

We always learn from every guest we hear from and thank you for your review and nice rating. Seating does vary in width from 19 to 22 inches which is traditional among modern performing arts centers and arenas. We also offer wider accessible seating that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful venue with comfortable seats and good acoustics. They attract a wide variety of stars and performers in various genres. The staff is excellent and the prices are fair.

Thank sk12018
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on TripAdvisor. Forums like this are very helpful to other entertainment fans that may be considering attending a an event at DPAC. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family trip to see sound of music and celebrate mother in laws 93rd birthday- she LOVED the show and we were impressed with DPAC being accessible- great venue!

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

I am so glad you hear this nice feedback. For guests with a disability, you can learn more about DPAC's accessibility and accessible services and facilities. at dpacnc.com I hope you have the chance to visit again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a season ticket holder since DPAC opened so I might be biased. You can count on a first class show experience at every performance. Additionally, the support staff is available at convenient locations if assistance is required.

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

Feedback from a "charter" member is so valuable. I appreciate your sharing these thoughts and for your support of DPAC.

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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.
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catm77
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.
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March 17, 2017|
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Response from bobklaus | Property representative |
Great...thanks for choosing DPAC to see this great show! Safe travels.
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