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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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2nd to NY

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!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

Lake Mary, Florida
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

dpac is an awesome facility...friendly attendants. i attending a concert where i had a great time...

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

Thank you for your review! I'm happy to hear you had an excellent time at DPAC. We hope to see you here again soon. More 

Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A true gift to the city of Durham! World-class entertainment with fantastic facilities. Every person is warm, kind and helpful from the doormen (and women) to the bathroom line markers at intermission. :) Something for everyone-music, plays, food fests, an amazing place!

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

Thank you for your nice feedback. Our team at DPAC is devoted to providing what we like to call "the DPAC Experience" which is famous for our world-class service delivered by our friendly and helpful staff. Thank you for noticing! We hope to see you again at DPAC. More 

Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I have enjoyed numerous plays at DPAC. Excellent theater, beautifully decorated, excellent location.

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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 love hearing from returning guests. We agree, downtown Durham is a an exciting place to be, and we're proud to be located near many delicious restaurants this are has to offer. We hope to see you again soon at DPAC! More 

Selma, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Enjoyed the concert and this venue. The drive into the city was a breeze with clearly marked signs and parking was also easy to find and fairly quick. Outside attendants were abundant and friendly. This was our first visit to DPAC and everything from service to expectations and price per ticket were fully met and then some.

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

I am so glad your first visit was a success. The American Idol concert attracted many first-time visitors and we're always happy when we make a good first impression. We have over 200 events planned for our new season and I invite you to visit again soon! More 

Durham, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

When I visited DPAC for the first time I felt like I was back in NYC. It's a slice of life and the arts that was long overdue in Durham. If you see something that catches your fancy, don't hesitate to take it in. Performances are top notch, venue a New York kind of experience. Parking is a breeze and... More 

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

Thank you so much for this nice feedback. Your review was so descriptive and shows the value of real world guests such as yourself sharing thoughts about their experience with interested TripAdvisor readers considering a visit to DPAC. Keep the feedback coming and we'll keep working hard to be the very best. More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We drive all the way from Wilmington several times a year for a concert or play. This year we've seen Diana Ross of the Supremes and Jersey Boys. We connect with friends and Rutgers Alum in the area. The venue has comfortable seats with rooms for cups and a good view from the orchestra and the upper tier. Easy in/out... More 

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

I am so glad we can be part of your entertainment plans. We hear from many guests from Wilmington who make a weekend out of a visit to DPAC. With so many new hotels and restaurants opening in Downtown Durham the options are fantastic. Thanks again. Keep the feedback coming! More 

durham, nc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have seen several plays and, most recently, David Sedaris at DPAC. It is a beautiful building and an amazing venue for all kinds of performances.

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

Thanks for sharing this nice feedback. We are always happy to read when we have met the mark with recent guests. I hope you have the chance to visit again soon. More 

Durham, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've been to the DPAC for several times for Broadway Shows and Concerts. It's always a great experience and a treasure for downtown Durham. I would highly recommend and I know I'll be back again soon!

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

Thank you for this nice feedback. We love hearing from guests and hope we can be part of your live entertainment plans in the future. More 

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Additional Information about DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

Address: 123 Vivian St., American Tobacco District, Durham, NC
Phone Number: 919-680-2787
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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