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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Comedy Show

We saw a comedy show here over a year ago and I never got the chance to leave a review. The venue... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MoniBee5
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Spring Lake, North Carolina
Carole King Beautiful

It was amazing. Venue was perfect. Everyone so helpful. Easy to park. Wanted to get a bite to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PamM1507
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Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sight lines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed eight times in the...more
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123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701-3637
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Reviewed today

We went to the DPAC in order to see Chelsea Handler, we arrived early to ensure there was no delay in getting in. We decided to park a few blocks away and walk due to the typical delays of getting out of the parking ramp...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed today via mobile

DPAC has become well known show venue, regionally and claimed globally too. No doubt, it's an money making machine... The funny thing about this kind of machines is that even a show is only sold half of the seats (e.g., most ADF shows), the machines...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw a comedy show here over a year ago and I never got the chance to leave a review. The venue is spectacular. Everything was clean and staff was friendly and great at directing people to the correct areas. The seats aren't mini-size and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MoniBee5
GuestServiceCounts, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You are so kind to have taken the time to come back and share this nice review. We love hearing from our guests as it helps us understand what we are doing well, and where we need to work harder. I hope we have the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing. Venue was perfect. Everyone so helpful. Easy to park. Wanted to get a bite to eat afterwards ...heads up town shuts down at 10. Staff directed us to Tobacco Road Sports cafe. Great food and open till 2. Great evening

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank PamM1507
GuestServiceCounts, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so glad you took the time to share this nice feedback. We loved hosting this show and agree that it was a special performance. Thank you...and we hope we see you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have attended 3 maybe 4 events here and been very pleased each time. Qualty performance, great staff, beautiful venue..go when you can you"ll love it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hearthrob13
bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this very nice feedback. We love hearing from our guests and cannot wait to see you back at DPAC again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 4th time traveling from out of state to DPAC to see a concert. We love this venue and it is totally worth the drive. It's convenient to Aloft Durham hotel and restaurants, it's clean, the staff is all friendly and helpful, and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GravesAR
bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! I appreciate this nice review and all of the helpful feedback shared with readers on TripAdvisor. I hope we see you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great show with no expectations. The opener was exceptional. Generous pour of the cab sav. Very affordable and a great seat last minute.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sherry2066
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to several programs at the DPAC, and this place is awesome! Top quality acts in a top quality venue! You can purchase wine, beer, soft drinks, etc. while waiting for the show or take the drinks with you to your seat. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this nice feedback! We are always grateful when our frequent visitors help spread the word on how great events at DPAC can be. Keep the feedback coming!

Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

I attend a concert at DPAC (first time attending an event at this venue). It was a truly great experience. Traffic direction around the venue was great, easy access to parking garage near venue (basically next door) was great. Easy access into and out of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2019

Thank you! It was good to read that we met or exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from first-time guests and appreciate you posting this review on TripAdvisor. Our goal is to be the very best place in the region for live entertainment and we...More

Reviewed March 27, 2019

I've been to the Durham Performing Arts Center numerous times, primarily to see Broadway tours and some concerts. This venue was made for special performances. it's a Nederlander theater (Broadway royalty) and the acoustics and staging are perfect for plays as well as any musical...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2019

Such a nice review! We appreciate your attention to detail with this feedback as it can be so helpful to other readers on TripAdvisor. The team at DPAC is so proud of their work here and I thank you for your kind words. Our goal...More

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Rachel S
February 2, 2018|
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Response from allertstar | Reviewed this property |
I’ve been at the DPAC a few times but I’m not sure how many stage doors they have. I guess it would be better to contact the place directly.
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catm77
July 20, 2017|
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Response from Barblaraine | Reviewed this property |
We went to see Joe Jackson recently & I took a video. Mainly to record him singing, zoomed in on the stage a little bit, once again without flash.
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March 17, 2017|
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Response from GuestServiceCounts | Property representative |
Great...thanks for choosing DPAC to see this great show! Safe travels.
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