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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

123 Vivian St., American Tobacco District, Durham, NC
919-680-2787
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Ranked #2 of 36 Attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: This venue opened in 2009.
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Durham, North Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This place is state of the art and beautiful. Not a bad seat in the house, and the shows are Broad Way shows.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Fantastic venue for a concert. Had been to DPAC for plays like Lion King, Wizard of Oz and others but it was even better for a concert. Great pre-show acts with performances from artists with the movie The Song and a great new favorite, The Oh Hellos. The main event was fantastic as Bear, Bo, Seth & the rest of... More

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

We're big Needtobreathe fans and love hosting their shows in the Triangle. Thank you for your kind words and sharing how great live entertainment can be at DPAC. I hope we see you back again soon. More

Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Clean& .Concert (8/22) was organized...only one problem,.the cash bar was closed....I just wanted a sprite not a liquor drink.n it was like 930-10...I understand the alcohol but the soft drinks should still be available...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Recently saw Tori Amos at DEPAC and it was wonderful! The venue is very beautiful and the light performance/stage graphics were very pleasing. This was not the first pleasurable experience I've had with DEPAC, and it certainly won't be the last! Parking is usually easy to find, despite longer lines for certain performances. Always be sure to arrive a little... More

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

I am so glad you were able to attend the Tori Amos show. As you likely know, Amos has some of the most passionate fans in music. We were glad to be part of her new tour. Thanks for the nice feedback. I hope we see you again at DPAC. More

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

From what I could SEE, Babyface and Eric Benet put on a good show tonight. Standing patrons and late comers were AWFUL!

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

Marva...I am so sorry to hear that this latest visit was not the best for you. The Babyface / Eric Benet concert was very popular and well received. For many high energy concerts, the acts we host are thrilled when fans are moved to stand and dance during the concert. If your style is to want to sit when others... More

South Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

His show was first class with great backup and musicians. The selection of songs was diverse and each well done. DPAC is a class act. Oh what a night!!!

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

Thank you for sharing this nice review. We agree...it a was a special night. I am so glad you were able to attend. More

Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A lovely theater! The Wizard of Oz was fantastic as were our seats for viewing it from our tier level seats. When we went to The Celtic Woman concert it was very enjoyable from the main floor level! The staff is wonderful and helpful. The building is organized well, easy to maneuver, and has great sound & acoustics. There are... More

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

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return. More

Durham, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I have been a season ticket holder since the theater was opened and have enjoyed every performance I've seen there. Not only seeing the Broadway productions, I have seen a number of music/concert performances. The seating is comfortable, however as in most theaters, when you sit towards the far edges, or back in the 'nose bleed' section on the upper... More

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

As a loyal guest, it is nice to know that you continue to have an enjoyable experience on each of your visits to DPAC. Thank you for your kind words which will be passed on to all of our wonderful staff. More

Durham, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is the best place for a concert or play. There is not a bad seat in the house. I have seen everything from a country concert to comedians to plays and I have had seats on each level of this center. I have never had any obstructions or problems with the view or comfort. It is absolutely the best... More

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

Thank you for letting us know that we are meeting your expectations on recent visits. Our goal is to our guests favorite place for live entertainment. Keep the feedback coming, be it positive, negative or somewhere in between. Hearing from DPAC's visitors helps us know where we are doing well, and where we need to work harder. Cheers, More

tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great venue, nice outdoor area, lots of well stocked bars, great sound. Easy location to get to, we were staying in town. Go to Mateo's first for terrific tapas!

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

It was nice to hear this feedback from your visit to DPAC for the Weezer show. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Readers of TripAdvisor love hearing from real world guests when deciding where to spend their time and we thrive on fan feedback. I hope we can land another big rock show and possibly... More

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