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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

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Great Entertainment

I love attending events at DPAC..every seat is good. Parking is close and there are area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara J
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Morehead City, NC
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Great venue for live theater

I go yearly for the "Best of Broadway" series, and also select individual performances. Well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
2018jimf
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love attending events at DPAC..every seat is good. Parking is close and there are area restaurants.

Thank Barbara J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go yearly for the "Best of Broadway" series, and also select individual performances. Well designed theater without a bad seat in the house. Priced right for everyone's pocket book compared to NYC/ Easy driving access and plenty of convenient parking

Thank 2018jimf
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was great to read your comments and my thanks for sharing your thoughts on the quality and value that events at DPAC offer. We love hearing from guests, please keep the feedback coming!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful performing arts center that will not disappoint as I doubt there is a bad seat in the house!

Thank KatBou2
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this nice feedback! I hope we have the chance to see you back at DPAC again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have season tickets to the Broadway performances.The shows are amazing!!! Easy getting in and out of parking deck and the DPAC. There are many great options for eating inside and around the DPACMore

Thank Michele F
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was great to read your review and I appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback. We are indeed the home for national tours of the newest hit Broadway shows and our new season could be our best ever. Thanks again...keep the feedback...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great venue! My wife and I love staying downtown and attending shows at DPAC. Parking is convenient, and restaurants are within easy walking distance. Can’t wait to return for another show!More

Thank ADH_Mgr
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love hearing from our guests and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. A night of superstar live entertainment can be part of a great getaway to Downtown Durham. There are four great hotels within walking distance and some of the very best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

DPAC is a great venue to see artists and plays. We've been there many times. Howeverc we recently went to see The Book of Mormon and felt it was not worth the price we paid (because always try to get the best seats available) and...More

Thank Jean D
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jean...I am sorry this last show missed the mark with you. The Book of Mormon is indeed an award winner and sold out all eight of its recent performances at DPAC. We also understand not all shows are for everyone. If you ever have questions...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

DPAC is one of the most incredible performing arts center. The shows are current and equivalent to shows performed in NYC. The sound equipment is excellent The lighting effects are sensational The seating is comfortable The ambience of the theater is lovely If you are...More

Thank Carole R
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Carole...thank you so much for sharing this feedback with readers on TripAdvisor. The entire team here at DPAC works hard every day for our guests to have the best experience ever. I hope you have the chance to return soon for another superstar event.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

DPAC is easy to get to and get home from, parking is easy and convenient, pricing depends on who you are going to see but is reasonable, the list of scheduled performers is long and covers just about anyone or anything you would enjoy, and...More

Thank Bluedogsdaddy
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this important feedback. Your comments should be helpful to readers on TripAdvisor, especially for comedy shows since many do have material created for mature audiences. You can always check our website for details or email us if you are unsure of the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have attended a variety of performances at DPAC. At each, we have been consistently welcomed and treated with a cordiality and professionalism that are rare, The venue is immaculate and highly functional, but at the same time comfortable and almost intimate. We always look...More

Thank George K
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

George...you made my day. I love hearing from guests and we learn from all that give us their feedback. Thank you for noticing the important details that we work so hard to deliver to our guests. Cheers!

Reviewed August 15, 2018

If you live in the "Triangle" area and love Broadway then get your, theater loving body, over to the DPAC. My family and I love Broadway, but don't get there enough. The DPAC has it all. Get there early and have dinner, the options are...More

Thank champlin2018
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank your for sharing this nice feedback...such a fun review. We love hearing form our guests and appreciate how helpful your thoughts are for other TripAdvisor readers thinking about coming to see a show at DPAC. Cheers, hope to see you again soon!

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Rachel S
February 2, 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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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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Sweet5arah
March 17, 2017|
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Response from Bob K | Property representative |
Great...thanks for choosing DPAC to see this great show! Safe travels.
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