We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701-3637
+1 919-680-2787
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Always a special night

Enjoyed many shows at DPAC and always fun—no matter what the performance it’s a night to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
nkent1214
,
Durham, North Carolina
via mobile
Very nice venue

I attended the Jill Scott concert last Tuesday night. I thoroughly enjoyed the concert. The venue... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Melissa M
,
Franklin, Virginia
via mobile
Read all 1,210 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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 top 10 in Pollstar magazine’s annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #2 ranked theater in the U.S. With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone”, hosting over 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), DPAC has been listed for nine consecutive years as the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701-3637
CONTACT
Website
+1 919-680-2787
Write a ReviewReviews (1,210)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"broadway series"
in 47 reviews
"the lion king"
in 34 reviews
"phantom of the opera"
in 23 reviews
"jersey boys"
in 14 reviews
"great sound"
in 19 reviews
"great acoustics"
in 33 reviews
"season tickets"
in 44 reviews
"wonderful venue"
in 33 reviews
"cup holders"
in 15 reviews
"during intermission"
in 19 reviews
"great place to see a show"
in 13 reviews
"dance festival"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful facility"
in 26 reviews
"sound system"
in 30 reviews
"sound quality"
in 17 reviews
"comfortable seats"
in 20 reviews
"first rate"
in 20 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 1,208 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed many shows at DPAC and always fun—no matter what the performance it’s a night to remember—wish the elevator route was quicker and snack/drink costs were a bit more reasonable but expected

Thank nkent1214
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I attended the Jill Scott concert last Tuesday night. I thoroughly enjoyed the concert. The venue was easy to find, parking was accessible and my seat was comfortable. I will gladly attend another affair here.

Thank Melissa M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

DPAC is a modern, clean and attractive theater. The staff is very nice and professional. Parking is as convenient as it can possibly be, and there is a great steakhouse next door, in case you’d like a nice dinner before your show. However, wIth all...More

Thank Niecie718
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place to see concerts and shows. Friendly staff and clean facilities with a great lineup of shows. Highly recommended.

Thank Betty E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this recommendation shared on TripAdvisor. The team here is always proud to know their hard work has hit the right marks with guests such as yourself. I hope we have the chance to host you again soon for another superstar event!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the concerts I have seen there, I loved Lion King and the Christmas show I saw there Hip Hop Nutcracker. It's very convenient and clean and nice seating and atmosphere.

Thank iris h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this kind feedback. We love hosting the best shows and nearly 500,000 guests each season. Please come back for another superstar show soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't get better than this! Really nice new facility with excellent seating regardless of where you are seated. Very nice helpful staff. First class venue with top rated performances. Easy parking, excellent dining options nearby.

Thank Susan M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love hearing from our guests since it is the very best measurement on how we are doing. I appreciate this feedback and you taking the time to share your thoughts with others on TripAdvisor., Cheers!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a season ticket to DPAC, and usually enjoy the shows. Out only complaint was with the sound Was not as clear as it could have been inourvway up high Seats. We were able to change our sears

Thank Diane B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Diane...thank you for sharing this feedback. I am glad we were able to move your seats...please keep the feedback coming. It's my hope that your future visits will find the sound more to your liking.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen several shows here and all have been great. The people are friendly.All of the seats I have had have been good. I have seen Phantom,Cinderella, Beautiful,and the last show I saw was so good I almost tried to get tickets to go...More

Thank geribrn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks you for sharing this nice feedback. We love hearing from our frequent guests and it's good to know our shows and venue are a hit with you. The new season will feature over 220 performance and I hope we see you back at DPAC...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m from Raleigh but DPAC in Durham has supplanted the theater and many concert venues I used to frequent in Raleigh. The ride is an additional 20 minutes, but very well worth it. The level of service, from the parking attendants, to the entry personnel,...More

Thank David C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your review of DPAC really made my day. Not only because it was complimentary, but also because you shared so many important details. With your kind words and support, other TripAdvisor readers can get a firsthand feel for the quality of our shows and facilities....More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Brit Floyd and it was amazing, we loved the light show and the music was on key. Those back up singers are even amazing, I would love to see another show here.

Thank kellyr66can
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Brit Floyd is one of our very favorite presentations each year. I was glad you could attend and enjoyed your review. I hope we see you back again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 71 hotels in Durham
Aloft Durham Downtown
172 reviews
.07 km away
21c Museum Hotel Durham
441 reviews
.32 km away
Unscripted Durham
410 reviews
.37 km away
The Durham Hotel
415 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas
110 reviews
.25 km away
Bull City Burger and Brewery
623 reviews
.33 km away
Dos Perros
241 reviews
.35 km away
NanaSteak
134 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Durham Bulls Athletic Park
889 reviews
.25 km away
American Tobacco Historic District
304 reviews
.26 km away
Carolina Theater
152 reviews
.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Rachel S
2 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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.
0
Votes
tmeinecke1
21 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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.
0
Votes
Sweet5arah
18 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Bob K | Property representative |
Great...thanks for choosing DPAC to see this great show! Safe travels.
1
Vote