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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

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Address: 123 Vivian St., American Tobacco District, Durham, NC
Phone Number: 919-680-2787
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Description: This venue opened in 2009.

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Beautiful venue with varied events

I've been to DPAC a numerous times. They have a wonderful Broadway show schedule and some great concerts. The theatre is quite lovely and comfortable. Lots of nearby parking and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Andrea27265
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High Point, North Carolina
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High Point, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I've been to DPAC a numerous times. They have a wonderful Broadway show schedule and some great concerts. The theatre is quite lovely and comfortable. Lots of nearby parking and plenty of local restaurants.

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durham, nc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

"Pippin" was wonderful. I think I've been to the DPAC at least about a dozen times, and it is always a treat. I find it hard to believe that such a wonderful venue is ~15 minutes from my house. My only complaint is that most of the aerials were not visible from our seats in the fist level of the... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Wonderful production in a wonderful venue DPAC was great venue for this amazing production. Sound was great. The less expensive the ticket the less the view. Bring binoculars if in balcony

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Nc
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Saw Vince Gill here and the acoustics were great. We had center floor seats and could see very well. Large enough for a good crowd but not too big.

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Jenny F, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

I'm so happy you had a great time at Vince Gill! He has performed here several times since we opened and each time has been a great experience for everyone. I'm so glad you felt that way, and we hope to see you back with us again soon for another event. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I've seen many concerts here, & I love it! It's small enough that even if you're seated in the top row, you still have a great view of the stage. The staff are very friendly & helpful. Highly recommend!!

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Jenny F, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about our theater and our staff. We take great pride in telling people that no seat is more than 170 feet from the stage, which means you get a great view from wherever you're sitting. It means a lot to see that reflected back in your feedback. Come back and see us again soon! More 

Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to watch a play or enjoy a concert! We have been going to dpac for over four years. They do it right! Great area. Great dining options.

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Jenny F, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoy visiting us! We strive to bring you the best concerts, comedy, and Broadway out there, but most of all to deliver the best experience possible to our guests. Come see us again soon! More 

Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been a season ticket holder of DPAC for 3 years and been to numerous shows since it opened. Great staff, acoustics and plenty of parking nearby. It might take you awhile to get out of the parking garage if their is a baseball game coming at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, so it might be worth a 10... More 

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Jenny F, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

It's great to hear from our repeat guests! Our neighborhood is a happening place, but if you ever have concerns about navigating the area, especially during the spring and summer, look no further than our pre-show emails. They will alert you to any other events impacting traffic so you can plan ahead. Our goal is to give you the best... More 

Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Have been a Broadway season ticket holder for 4 years. The season ticket is quite affordable and it includes parking. Restaurants are within walking distance so you can have a great night out. The venue and staff are excellent. Ladies, if you see a humongous line at intermission, don't hesitate to join, they will clear the line before the curtain... More 

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Jenny F, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued support as a subscriber! Our Event Staff work very hard to make sure our guests are able to enjoy themselves while they are at DPAC-- including the "smaller" details like restroom management. Thank you for noticing all that they do and giving them a well-deserved shout-out! More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I drive from Greensboro to catch just about every Broadway tour that comes through Durham. The staff at DPAC arealways friendly and helpful. From the door greeters to the ushers and box office. I have never had a negative experience. And the tour of Pippin was beyond incredible. It was every bit as good as when I saw it on... More 

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Jenny F, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Your compliments are much appreciated! We loved having Pippin here with us last week. I agree with you that it was a treat to see veteran Broadway stars on our stage. Even with the wonderful tours we bring, having the originator of a Broadway role as part of the cast is truly something special. (John Rubinstein was the original Pippin... More 

Greenville, North Carolina
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180 reviews 180 reviews
10 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Have been a Broadway season ticket holder for the past 3 seasons and have enjoyed all the plays and musicals .... but last night's performance of Pippin was not up to the previous events . Not sure if it was the show or the performance but was not up to my expectations. I was not the only people disappointed 6... More 

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Jenny F, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and your continued support for DPAC. I can tell from your comment that this show was just not for you. We do our best to choose the best eight touring shows each season from among many wonderful options. Pippin was the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, so I... More 

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