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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

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Address: 123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701-3637
Phone Number: 919-680-2787
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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This venue opened in 2009.

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The best entertainment in NC. DPAC rolls out the red carpet for all ticket holders. The tickets are reasonably priced especially for season ticket holders. For a special occasion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ronnie B
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best entertainment in NC. DPAC rolls out the red carpet for all ticket holders. The tickets are reasonably priced especially for season ticket holders. For a special occasion, find a show and take that special person to enjoy an entertaining evening. If taking children please read the reviews on the shows for appropriate ages.

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

Great feedback on all fronts. Thanks for sharing these details about your experiences at DPAC. We really thrive on hearing from our guests as it helps us know where we are doing well and where we need to work harder. Cheers. More 

Durham, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

enjoyed the theater and the play, but parents with small children should have better control over them. I had a child aged 9 - 11 sitting behind me constantly kicking the seat. The mother never said a word to the girl so I did. Unfortunately I have not been back because of that.

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Thank j0sea354
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

I am sorry we missed the mark on the recent visit you noted. We work hard with customer service messaging to help ensure that most young guests are courteous and have good theater etiquette. Next time, just let us know and we'll speak to the other guests or relocate their seats to ensure that everyone experiences a great show. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are so fortunate to live in Durham and attend DPAC regularly. This is by far the best venue we have experienced, particularly for concerts! It is relatively new, state of the art, great acoustics and small enough that every seat affords an enjoyable experience. Seeing Crosby, Stills and Nash at DPAC ranks as the best concert experience of my... More 

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

It's us that are fortunate in that DPAC has so many devoted fans like yourself. Thank you for this recommendation. Our team here is dedicated to great experiences and they will be glad to see this nice feedback. More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

DPAC is one of the top theaters in the US for Broadway venues and other top shows. It is incredibly nice and well designed and all seats are very good and provide excellent visual access. Make sure you attend an event there if possible.

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

It was great to read your feedback this morning. Our goal is to be the very best place for live entertainment in the region and we appreciate you letting TripAdvisor readers know how you feel. I hope we see you back at DPAC soon. More 

Raleigh
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You would think the best performing arts venue in NC would be in Charlotte or Raleigh, but no, it's in downtown Durham. The variety of entertainment is amazing, ranging from touring Broadway shows to musical and comedy performances. The location is conveniently on the edge of downtown Durham, within walking distance of many good restaurants. Be sure to check out... More 

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

Michael...I really appreciate you taking the time to share such a detailed review. The team here thrives on feedback as it is one of the ways we know what we are doing well and where we need to work harder. Your comments also will give other TripAdvisor readers some great tips if they are planning on attending a show here.... More 

north carolina
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86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my grandchild to see a show at DPAC. Traffic around the center was terrible - I ended up parking in a parking deck about two blocks away. It was about a ten minute walk to the center. Not a bad walk and once we turned the corner we could see the center. The center itself was great. We ended... More 

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

Thanks for sharing this review about your visit. I could not tell what day you visited, but am sorry that traffic around DPAC was busy. Normally, traffic coming to DPAC events is moderate, but can be heavier when the Durham Bulls are in town or there are other special events downtown. I hope we have the chance to see you... More 

Rocky Mount, Nc
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Entry and security check was less efficient than that of the larger PNC arena in Raleigh, but the venue itself had a great atmosphere, excellent seating, helpful event staff, and the variety of attractions and restaurants within walking distance for pre and post show far surpasses that of PNC, not to mention the fact that we were able to obtain... More 

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

We appreciate you sharing details about your recent visit. Our team loves reading visitor reviews and am glad to see the kind words about the great atmosphere and our helpful staff. For the Lindsey Stirling show, our security check at the entry doors did take too long and we apologize for any delays entering the center. We'll have this system... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DPAC continues to have some of the best shows within a large range of tastes. The Performing Arts center is easy to access with adequate parking (assuming you get there early). Within the Center, things are very comfortable with good facilities. Ticket prices can be steep but one should be able to find reasonable values.

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

We love hearing feedback from guests and appreciate you taking the time to post this review. We do pride ourselves on having "something for everyone". Our new season is expected to have over 200 performances and seats for most shows start at less than $40 per ticket. I hope we see you back at DPAC soon! More 

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here to see "The Book of Mormon." Our seats were toward the back of balcony, but we could still see great. Would go back!

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

Thanks for sharing these details about your visit. Our balcony seating does offer a great value with savings of $50 to $75 when compared to orchestra seating. I hope we have the chance to be part of your live entertainment plans again. More 

Burlington, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The show was great but the audience was noisy. The people nearby were very chatty but the venue was excellent and the show was good, I would recommend it for adults and for kid friendly shows!

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

Thanks for your feedback on this recent visit. Riverdance was a very good show, but I am also sorry this last visit was less than perfect. Please know that our staff is always available to help if there is another nearby guest that is disruptive. I hope we have another chance in the future to show you how great live... More 

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