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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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Outstanding venue with varied performances

We have attended a dozen or more different events here. The American Tobacco District has a number of fine restaurants for before or after event dining and snacks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We have attended a dozen or more different events here. The American Tobacco District has a number of fine restaurants for before or after event dining and snacks.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Overall DPAC is a really great venue and most people would love to attend any event that is being held here. Lately, my experience has not been as pleasant in that DPAC security harasses the people in the premium seats by demanding that they don't take pictures. When you pay for premium seats you want the full experience including taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I've seen several musicals here and this is such a lovely venue. Adult beverages and snacks can be purchased inside and its amazing for a date night due to all of the wonderful restaurants within walking distance. I can't wait for the next concert/comedy show/musical that comes next!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Have seen concerts, talks, comedians, and Broadway shows here. All are great. Not a bad seat in the house. Company culture must be awesome bc volunteers and employees are so hospitable. Love the guys in top hat and tails. I but seats based on price I want to pay bc all seats are great.

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Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We agree, even sitting in the balcony, you still have a great view! We hope you will come back to a show soon! More 

Summerville, South Carolina
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I went to DPAC to see WICKED in 2014 and it was an amazing experience. The atmosphere is classy yet accessible. I recommend everyone who lives in the area go at least once!

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Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are honored that you called us the "Best thing about Durham!" We love being a part of the exciting energy in downtown Durham. We hope you will come back for another Broadway show this season! More 

Durham, North Carolina
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

DPAC is everything you want in a concert setting. Conveniently located in Durham between the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and the newly built Durham Justice Building. Great local restaurants and easy access parking. The performance center has great acoustics and performers from Tony Bennett, Hall and Oates, Diana Ross, Four Tops and the Temptations to name a few have appeared... More 

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Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! We take pride in our helpful and friendly staff here at DPAC! We hope you will come back to visit us again soon! More 

Durham, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went to a concert here and everything was awesome- seating, refreshments, parking easy. There are some nice restaurants in the area. We had a great time!!!

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Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

It makes us very happy to hear you had a wonderful night out at DPAC! Please visit us at DPAC again soon! More 

Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have season tickets at the DPAC and we absolutely love going. The shows are top-notch and the snacks are good. I enjoy the professionalism of the staff and the diversity of the audience. I would recommend the DPAC to anyone who enjoys great shows and music.

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Tiffany M, Guest Relations Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for being a season ticket holder! At DPAC, we strive to maintain a level of excellence and appreciate a review like this one. We can't wait to kick off our new season! See you at DPAC soon! More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Being a native New Yorker living in Durham NC this is a must experience place. If you cannot go to a New York Broadway then must come to the DPA. You will be back. Love it!!

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

Thank you for your review! We truly appreciate these kind words. At DPAC, we pride ourselves in bringing world class entertainment to our audiences here in Durham and are glad people like you are able to enjoy it. Please visit us again soon! More 

North Carolina
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A fantastic theater in downtown Durham. Everything about it is great - seats, parking, ease of getting around. I love seeing shows here. There are a ton of options for dining within walking distance, too. My #1 favorite place for shows and concerts

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. Like you said, we are lucky to be in such a great area of Durham surrounded by many superb restaurants. We work hard to make sure our guests are comfortable when they visit here, so I'm glad to hear you have had a wonderful experience. Come visit us again soon! More 

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