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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

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Address: 123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC
Phone Number: +1 919-680-2787
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
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This venue opened in 2009.

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Four of us went to a concert at DPAC. It sits off of the road a little ways, but is a large building with a large sign. We found parking nearby without difficulty. Though we did... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Augusta, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Four of us went to a concert at DPAC. It sits off of the road a little ways, but is a large building with a large sign. We found parking nearby without difficulty. Though we did not need to use it, there is a parking deck a short walk across the railroad tracks. The facility itself is very nice. The... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to a concert as well as a play...enjoyed both and there is not a bad seat in the house. Prepare yourself for a walk to get there most parking is a block away.

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Thank Janice1958245
Durham, North Carolina
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having been to other performing arts center I found DPAC to be very well thought out in terms of their being no bad seat in the house. Some venues say it but this one delivers. Staff was extremely helpful if misguided in directing us to our seats. No coffee bar here (only 10 oz cups of burnt Starbucks) but a... More 

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Thank Carmen R
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thanks for this feedback and for letting us know our coffee preparation may have been off track when you last attended. I have shared your comments with our Food and Beverage Manager and have confidence that you'll find a better brew on your next visit. Keep the feedback coming, we love hearing from our guests since it tells us where... More 

Durham
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice and clean Art Center they have very good shows there as well. The staff are very friendly and helpful. You can make it a ladies night out or a family night .

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Thank Charlene C
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for this feedback! Our staff thrives on making great first impressions and I am glad they hit the mark with their goals of always being friendly and helpful. More 

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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

DPAC... an unbelievable venue for ANY concert. Acoustics are pure and not a bad seat in the house. Add to that easy parking and plenty of places for drinks/dinner before or after the music ends.

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Thank Marc H
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time to share this nice feedback. We really love hosting big concerts and have many more planned for 2017. More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took our five year old Grandson to see the Grinch at DPAC. My husband and I enjoyed it as much as our Grandson did. All the performances were first rate but we were blown away by the small girl who played Cindy Lou Who. We love the DPAC. The staff are so welcoming and helpful and the facilities are... More 

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Thank Susan N
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

It was so nice to hear that you enjoyed our presentation of the Grinch. Our team loves reading guest comments and I am happy you found the guest experience welcoming and and that our staff was helpful. I hope we'll see you back soon for another great family event. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Traveled from out of town to see The Grinch. I was pleasantly surprised with the ease of parking and helpful attendants. Since we parked in the North deck we walked through the American Tobacco District which is currently decorated for Christmas. Across the street in front of DPAC is a Christmas tree lot and a walkway lined with decorated trees... More 

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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

We love hearing from first-time guests and getting their reactions after visiting DPAC. Since opening we have hosted over 3 million guests and hope we can now count on you as one of our ever-growing number fans. Keep the feedback coming and thank you for taking the time to post this nice review. More 

Pittsboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have attended many shows at the DPAC, most recently "How the Grinch Stole Christmas (11/29/16) and we always have a great experience. There aren't any bad seats at the DPAC. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the venue is always clean. The shows that come to the DPAC are just as good as what you will find... More 

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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

We had record setting crowds for Grinch and I appreciate you taking the the time to share this feedback. At DPAC, we thrive on guest feedback and hope we have the opportunity to have you back in the future for more great live entertainment. More 

Raleigh,NC
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312 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to shows almost monthly at DPAC. Whether it be a concert, Broadway show, comedian, all are excellent experiences. We saw "RENT" in Oct. 2016 and will be seeing "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" tomorrow night (Nov 29th). From the time you step on property until the time you leave the staff is welcoming and helpful. The snacks and... More 

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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words and taking the time to share this detailed feedback. Your restroom tips for future guests headed to DPAC are also very helpful. DPAC does have almost three times the code required number of women's restrooms, but for our largest Broadway shows, lines can lengthen. We always work hard to keep them moving and always have... More 

Winston-Salem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw Joe Bonamassa at the DPAC. The space was comfortable and the acoustics were great. An intimate setting to see a band. Staff were helpful and very friendly.

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Thank BlueSuedeShoez
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

We love hosting Joe Bonamassa and thank you for this nice feedback. We have many great rock shows each season and hope to see you back soon. More 

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