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“Friendly environment; good theater” 5 of 5 stars
Review of DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St., American Tobacco District, Durham, NC
919-680-2787
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Ranked #2 of 27 Attractions in Durham
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Owner description: This venue opened in 2009.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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“Friendly environment; good theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

The Broadway shows that the Nederlands bring to DPAC have all been NYC quality. Love the efficient manner in which the ushers assist women through the long lines in restrooms during intermission. In and out quickly.

Visited October 2012
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Thanks so much for noting the quality of the shows that we bring to DPAC. With an office right on Broadway in New York City, we are indeed plugged into not only what shows are going on national tours, but also what are the very best shows.

I also appreciate the kind feedback on our organization of the restrooms. The big Broadway shows we host do not allow a lengthy intermission and this contributes to the lines we sometimes see. I credit our staff with working so hard to help move things quickly so that everyone is back in the theater for the start of the second half of the show.

Keep the feedback coming!

Bob Klaus
GM - DPAC
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Frank Sinatra Twyla Tharp”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Good show. Beautiful facility. Easily accessible. plenty of adjacent parking. Very comfortable place to see a show.

Visited October 2012
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Knightdale, North Carolina
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“Worth the drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Sorry Raleigh, Durham is the new king of theater experiences. Ample parking, plenty of pre- and post-show entertainment and food options. Seating, lighting, sound, amenities are all top notch.

Visited January 2013
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Jean...many thanks for taking the time to share this nice feedback. Our staff works very hard on making the guest experience at DPAC the best it can be. Keep the feedback coming when you visit again...as we learn from every guest we hear from.

Bob Klaus
GM - DPAC
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Mebane, North Carolina
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“absolutely fabulous venue!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Have been to DPAC multiple times since it opened. There isn't a bad seat in the house! Easy to park and great restaurants within walking distance! The shows are always great!!

Visited November 2012
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North Carolina
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“Great venue for a program”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We attended the Christmas event hosted by Summit Church in Durham. Although the program itself was excellent, this review focuses on DPAC as a venue for large programs. Parking was convenient, just a short walk from the building. Getting into and out of the building was easy. Inside the auditorium, lighting, sound, projection, acoustics, etc., were all state of the art. I can imagine that seeing a play or concert in this hall would be every bit as satisfying and enjoyable as watching the excellent program produced by Summit Church.

Visited December 2012
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