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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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I am a new season ticket holder and am very pleased with my decision. First show was excellent. Convenient, good value for the price. A must see entertainment! dakini1969

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Mebane, NC
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17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We were among the first 300 people to subscribe to the Broadway Series when DPAC first opened. It is a terrific venue with all of the high-end technologies, current top-notch plays. and a staff that is extremely helpful. The DPAC management is able to book the best shows from Broadway because of their association with the Nederlander group in NYC.... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I have been season ticket holder for the Broadway Series for 3 years. The venue is high tech with a warm down home atmosphere. The staff is always professional and eager to help. The caliber of the productions is first class. The traffic and parking makes the experience very pleasant.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Top performing artists and companies come here year round, but the American Dance Festival in the summer is the crown jewel!

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Burlington
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Simply the best venue in the entire Southeast U.S. We've seen numerous stage & musical events at the DPAC in the past 3 years and have yet to have a bad experience. First-class, comfortable facility with easy access and parking. Great acoustics and seating makes for a quality experience. Event staff are always terrific, very welcoming & helpful. No surprise... More

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

Jay...you made my day. It was so kind of you to take the time to share this nice feedback. The entire team at DPAC is committed to being the best place in the entire region for live entertainment and its good to know we are meeting that mark with you. I hope we have the chance to host you at... More

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have been to this venue several times in the past 2 years. Each time has been better than last. Even though I have to drive almost 2 hours to get there, I thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere and mature crowd. Whether it's a concert, comedy show, play, or Broadway show, the DPAC has delivered for me every time. I liked... More

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

Such a nice review...my thanks for sharing this first hand feedback with others in the Trip Advisor community. Please know that we are working hard to ensure the hit shows keep coming and that our signature "DPAC Experience" customer service remains strong. Thanks for your support! More

Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

DPAC has everything! I have been there for several concerts, a Musical, a comedian, a Comedy Group and even to see a Medium. It is a beautiful venue! Parking garage is convenient.

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

This review made me smile since we do boast we have something for everyone. We expect to host over 200 performances in our new season and hope we again have the chance to be part of your entertainment plans. Thanks for sharing your feedback! More

Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have had the pleasure of attending 2 concerts at DPAC, and both were outstanding. The venue received me in a class act environment, and the staff was exceptionally attentive and kind. I plan to make this a frequent stop for entertainment, and enjoy the atmosphere.

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

We appreciate you sharing these thoughts about your experience. Our core values at DPAC are quality and service. And we work hard at delivering these values with a warmth and friendliness that are hallmarks of the legendary "DPAC Experience". Thanks for noticing! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I attended the Erica Campbell and Kirk Franklin concert and it was fantastic! We left feeling inspired. I only wish that there were more gospel concerts like that!

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

This was indeed DPAC's first gospel concert and we have received very positive reviews from guests. We hope to meet with the promoter of that show soon and have more gospel events in the future. Thanks for your support and feedback! More

Durham, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took a friend to DPAC recently who has limited vision. Staff were excellent in assisting her to her seat.

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

Thank you for sharing this feedback. It's important to know that DPAC is fully accessible and our staff receives many compliments from our guests with a disability that visit DPAC. More

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