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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

DPAC is one of the best local playhouses I have been to and the traveling casts are from Good to Excellent depending on the specific event. The last one was Dirty Dancing and the cast was not as good as the movie cast was but it made for a very nice afternoon show. I have been to some Excellent shows... More

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

Many thanks for taking the time to share this feedback. We love hearing from guests and learn from every guest we hear from. I hope you'll choose to visit DPAC again! More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I highly recommend seeing a show in this venue. Of course the evening will be entirely dictated by the show you see, so choose wisely. Parking is a breeze with several decks in the surrounding area. Drinks and snacks are expensive, as they always are

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

Many thanks for this nice review! With over 200 performances per year we really do have something for everyone. I hope we'll see you back at DPAC soon. More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I've been to DPAC for several shows (Wicked, A Christmas Carol, Lion King, and most recently Phantom of the Opera). There is not a bad seat in the house! The staff are courteous and have everything down to a science! The ladies restroom for instance - they have a sign showing where the line ends (don't be intimidated - it... 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 kind enough to take the time to post this review. We do work very hard to keep the restrooms lines organized and moving. Your first hand experience will be so helpful to first time visitors as they think about or plan their visit to DPAC. Thanks again! More

Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a really nice theater. They offer Starbucks and concessions that you can purchase while you wait. The seats are nice and the theater is huge. There is plenty of parking around the area and they have VIP parking for 3 extra dollars that is right in front of the building.

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

Many thanks for sharing these thoughts. We watch these reviews closely and learn from every guest we hear from. Keep the feedback coming! More

Danville, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

There is not a bad seat in the house. I have had seats ranging from uppermost balcony to 2nd row and in between. Seats are comfortable with plenty of leg room. Be a "Friend of DPAC" and get e-mails about all upcoming performances, early ticket sales and special pricing. I was just there for Phantom and already have tickets for... More

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

I love hearing from guests and thank you for sharing these thoughts. Phantom was indeed one of our best shows ever and I am so glad you were able to attend. Cheers! More

Chatham, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Have been to the DPAC several times and never disappointed. This time we went to see Phantom and while the Show was topnotch, so was the venue. For the first time we sat in the Grand Tier rather than the orchestra seats and really liked those seats. I do not believe there is a bad seat in the house. Acoustics... More

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

We love feedback at DPAC and your review will be so helpful to future visitors. I am glad we met your expectations and are looking forward to having you back soon. More

Wirtz, Virginia, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was our second time to DPAC and have tickets for 2 more shows this season. The seats are comfortable and the view of the stage is good. We were just a couple rows back for Phantom of the Opera but were near the back the last time. I like being closer but have no complaints about the seats in... More

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

I appreciate you sharing these thoughts. DPAC does have many seating options and seats for almost all of our shows are priced relative their closeness to the stage. Many love being in the Orchestra seating section, others like the Grand Tier and there are still others that like the value of Balcony seats which can be $30 to $50 less... More

Danville, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Have been to DPAC on several occasions and have always been pleased with the facility. The acoustics are great for concerts, and the traveling Broadway plays are outstanding there! I truly don't believe there is a bad seat in the house, although the ones up front are hard to beat. Can't wait to see what's coming next!

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

Thank you for this nice review. We love guests sharing their experiences on Trip Advisor and hope we have the chance to have you back at DPAC soon. More

Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

As always, my experience at DPAC was wonderful. I last visited DPAC almost 5 years prior and they have done a very nice job with renovations and improvements. On my last visit, the program we saw was good, but there were some issues with acoustics and sound where we were seated. This is obviously not a problem any longer as... More

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

I am sorry to hear that there was an issue with your parking pass. My apologies that this was not handled better. I can certainly understand how this got your visit off to a poor start. I'd be happy to reimburse you and also would like to hear more details on how this got off track. Please email me at... More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is the second rendition of this I have watched at the DPAC. It was fantastic. The acoustics and staging are just superb. The food in the lobby - wine, hot chocolate, even the line to the ladies room is well thought out. There is a reason this is the top venue in the USA for medium sized cities. Congratulations... More

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

I appreciate your kind words. The Phantom of the Opera has been such a big hit and I am glad you were able to attend. At DPAC we love feedback of all kinds and really want you to know we value your support. More

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