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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701-3637
+1 919-680-2787
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Attended 98 degrees Christmas show

The place is pretty and huge, the concert venue inside was great. everyone was nice, helpful and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MissOutandAbout
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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The Color Purple

What a fantastic show! The singing was phenomenal, the story was powerful, the acting incredible! A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LID5
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Durham, North Carolina
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This venue opened in 2009.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701-3637
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The place is pretty and huge, the concert venue inside was great. everyone was nice, helpful and friendly. I enjoyed the show so much and I think the building itself is very attractive, the parking is nice as well. awesome experience!

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

We loved hosting 98 Degrees and hope to have them back again. Thank you for these kind words and taking the time to post this nice review. I hope you have the chance to visit again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic show! The singing was phenomenal, the story was powerful, the acting incredible! A story of strong and resilient women. DPAC is the best venue. No bad seats, a disney-like fast moving line for the ladies room and full theater!

Thank LID5
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this nice review! We loved hosting The Color Purple and are so glad to read your comments. Thank you for sharing this feedback on TripAdvisor.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to DPAC several times during the years and have always had a wonderful experience. It is so nice to have this venue in the Triangle area. The staff is always friendly and each experience has gone smoothly. Very friendly and professional. Only...More

Thank merangel99
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing this feedback as we love hearing from guests and learn from every review. We recently changed our seating in September and I wonder if your comment is about our new seats or old seats? In any event...keep the feedback coming!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this Place is top shelf .. Great location , plenty of parking .. This is one of the Best attractions in the city..Clean , courteous , well organized staff !!

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

Thank you for these kind words. We always appreciate guests sharing details about their visit with other readers of TripAdvisor. Hope we see you back again!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No matter who is playing, or who you are with, DPAC has good seating and acoustics. Parking is close, and if you're lucky you will get to see the train roaring by! Gotta love that!

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

Thanks for sharing this feedback...we love hearing from guests and hope you will be back for another superstar event soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved my visit here. This is a very nice theatre with good views from everywhere, even up high. I loved the show, and the concessions were awesome. I can't wait to come back for other shows.More

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

You are so kind to share this feedback. We love hosting guests for our big hit Broadway shows and The Little Mermaid was the best. We present over 200 performances of Broadway, Concerts, Comedy and Special Events each season...I hope we have the chance to...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Our first time there was to see Les Miz in February. The casting was great and venue beautiful. We had tix in the balcony (third Level) and frankly would have bee more satisfied in the second level but out standing and it was our 6th...More

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

Thanks for sharing this feedback. DPAC does have three levels of seating with pricing higher for seats closest to the stage. Many find great value with balcony seating which is normally priced at about 1/3 the cost of our most expensive orchestra seats. I hope...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

I have been to several events at DPAC and have not had a bad seat. The sound system is fantastic - true surround sound. The staff is super helpful though I would ensure you know where your seat is located in order to not have...More

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

Thanks for sharing these kind words and insight on your experience at DPAC ! We love hearing from our guests and hope we have the chance to have you visit again for another superstar show.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

I flew in from Boston / Logan Airport to see John Mulaney and it was a wonderful experience. The theater is stunning, the staff was wonderful and the whole night was great from start to finish. My cousin & I got there early and went...More

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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Thank you for this kind feedback and for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. We love when we hear from first time guests and thrive on all of the feedback we receive. I hope you have the chance to visit us again one day...cheers!

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This place is an excellent venue, period. Great service, great seats. Tickets can be pricey and we've considered getting season tickets given how many good events come through DPAC, but for the time being, we buy single tickets or day-of rush tickets.

Thank ricatom87
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

It was great to read your kind words on the DPAC experience. Whether you visit once per year or many times like our season members, we appreciate our guests and do everything possible to be among the very best places for live entertainment in America.

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Rachel S
2 February 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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tmeinecke1
21 July 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
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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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