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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701
+1 919-680-2787
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Great Venue

The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is a wonder venue for Broadway shows and concerts. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Runner323
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Durham, North Carolina
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World class venue

We have season tickets to the Broadway South series. Love the place. No bad seats, though I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DadFlyDoc
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North Carolina
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This venue opened in 2009.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 19 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701
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+1 919-680-2787
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is a wonder venue for Broadway shows and concerts. The staff is friendly and helpful, prices are reasonable, and there is ample parking all around the venue. We have been attending performances at DPAC since opening in 2008. Highly...More

Thank Runner323
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this nice recommendation! I am glad we are meeting your expectations and hope to see you back again soon. We have almost 200 performances planned for the 2017 / 2018 season including Broadway's newest hits, superstar concerts and comedians and many family...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have season tickets to the Broadway South series. Love the place. No bad seats, though I prefer being close. We are in row M on the right. Gives us a quick exit to get to dinner. We do Saturday matinees. Have been going for...More

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

We love hearing from our SunTrust Broadway members. Your season tickets in row M have no doubt become a real prize with our membership now at almost 17,500. Thank you for your support and please keep the feedback coming.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those theaters where all the seats will be pretty good no matter your seat location. In addition, you can park on-site, and after the concert event, you can get out really quick due to the professionalism of the staff. It's a...More

Thank 431normam
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing this feedback that can be so helpful to TripAdvisor readers thinking about attending a superstar show at DPAC. Seating at DPAC is offered in three levels, each offering different perspectives and views of the stage. Seats are always priced relative their...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We moved to Durham a year ago, and last fall we purchased tickets to see the musical Rent at DPAC. We were more than pleased with the experience. We have attended performances in New York City, London, Chicago, and a few other major cities, and...More

Thank claire1844
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing this kind feedback. Our goal is to be one of the very best places in America for live entertainment and compliments from a veteran theatergoer like yourself, means a lot. I hope we see you back again next season....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to a concert here & thoroughly enjoyed it. Seating is & refreshments were great. Only thing I found was not much seating around inside as it was raining we needed to be indoors. Lots of atmosphere. Staff friendly & helpful.

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

Thank you for sharing these thoughts! We're sorry that the weather caused an inconvenience and hope that we can have the sun shining the next time you visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have seen many performances at DPAC and have always enjoyed the atmosphere and the shows. Each area we have sat in has given us a great view of the stage. Our young son loves going to the shows and the seats are good for...More

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

Thanks you for this nice feedback. It's always great to see so many families (note: for most events kids 6 and older only please) enjoying our events. DPAC does offer some great views of the stage compared to larger arenas and amphitheaters. I hope we...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

There is not a bad seat in the house. Great acoustics. Staff is friendly and extremely helpful. The staff went out of their way to ask you if you needed help. I have been there a number of times and have not been disappointed.More

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

It was great to see your nice comments about DPAC and our staff. Our goal is to be one of the very best places for live entertainment in the country and I appreciate you helping share this feedback with other TripAdvisor readers. I hope we...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

DPAC is the best performing arts venue in the Triangle!! All seats are great, and the performances are varied and enticing. Don't miss the chance to see a live performance at DPAC!!!

Thank Marie4205
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

We love hearing from our guests and it is good to know we are hitting our marks with our shows and services. Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback...and I hope we see you back for more superstar shows at DPAC!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

I have spent many wonderful nights at the DPAC - Durham Performing Art Center and have never ever been disappointed. The shows are top quality and even better than many on Broadway. The auditorium is exquisite and I feel very special when I am there....More

Thank judyhM4814VT
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Your review just made my day! Thank you for sharing this nice feedback with other TripAdvisor readers. And rest assured our focus will remain on being one of the best places in America for live entertainment. Cheers!

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Professional performances. Dress code seems to be geared to type of affair. People wear jeans to dressing up.. I always enjoy the venue.More

Thank pjoyner
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thanks for the nice rating. I am so glad you enjoy DPAC and hope we see you back again soon. I am also glad you mentioned "dress code" as that is a question we are asked often. Most of all we suggest that guests dress...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Sweet5arah
Where is the stage door?
18 March 2017|
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Response from Bob K | Property representative |
The stage door is located on Magnum Street, just south of Vivian Street. Are you looking to meet cast members as they leave the theater?
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Eugene M
How clear are the local roads for travel from NC 147 to the DPAC Center?
9 January 2017|
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Response from Bob K | Property representative |
NC 147 and roads leading from freeway to parking areas are totally clear.
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Eugene M
How clear are the local roads from NC 147 to DPAC Center for Sunday, January 8, 2017?
9 January 2017|
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Response from Boris E | Reviewed this property |
Not clear until Tuesday around noon
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