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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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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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In our own backyard

We so enjoy going to see plays at DPAC. The entire experience is great. Parking is easy. The staff are very helpful. Seldom wait in line (except for concessions). Never had a bad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
PSJ1977
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We so enjoy going to see plays at DPAC. The entire experience is great. Parking is easy. The staff are very helpful. Seldom wait in line (except for concessions). Never had a bad seat.

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Raleigh, United States
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my daughter to phantom of opera. Excellent venue, lots of parking in garages close by. Would recommend dinner at any place next to the ballpark for an easy walk afterwards.

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

It's always great when we see parents passing the torch with their interest in musical theater to younger members of the family. Thanks for sharing this feedback. I hope we see you back at another big Broadway show soon. More 

Durham, North Carolina
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to the DPAC several times. Each time I have enjoyed myself so much. I have been to NYC plays and the DPAC does a fantastic job with all of the shows they put on. Lots of parking and lots of places to eat nearby.

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Thank Doris201
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Outstanding feedback. We love hearing from our guests and use all reviews as a report card to both recognize current staff plus identify areas where we need to work harder. Thanks you for taking the time to share your experience with TripAdvisor readers that may be considering seeing a show at DPAC! More 

Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best investments Durham has ever made. The shows that come are at the top quality and the facility is outstanding. There's not a bad seat in the house and the refreshments like wine and a drink are always an added bonus.

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Thank wtowner911
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

We love hearing from guests and thank you for your nice feedback. We do have to give credit to Mayor Bell and City of Durham leaders for making the investment to build DPAC. We're proud to be stewards of this venue and be able to host so many wonderful shows and guests. More 

Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As is most often the case with us, we arrived just in the nick of time. We were starved and wanted a little something to put in our tummies. We opted for a cookie vendor that I can't remember the name of. I tried to engage the young lady selling in conversation and was VERY disappointed. It was clear she... More 

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

I appreciate this sincere feedback including the note about the cookie seller. I cannot tell if they were having a bad day or are in need of added training. In either case we learn from every guest we hear from and we'll use your note to look closer into this part of the guest experience at DPAC. Keep the feedback... More 

North Carolina
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've been to DPAC for 3 shows in the last 18 months. Jersey Boys, The Lion King, & (most recently) Disney's Newsies. Every time has been a wonderful and memorable experience not in small part due to the courtesy, friendliness, and professionalism of the staff of this facility. I bought 3 tickets to Disney's Newsies two months prior to the... More 

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

I appreciate hearing about your recent experience and am glad our Ticket Center was there to help. Our goal when looking for new members of our team at DPAC, is to always look for staff that are naturally helpful and happy. We thrive on hearing great feedback and thank you for sharing your thoughts with TripAdvisor readers. More 

Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I enjoy the Dpac so much. It is a wonderful venue. It is a beautiful place. It feels like you are in New York. This is the second year for season tickets. I am so looking forward to seeing the plays and visiting the Dpac again.

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Thank Pinklady854
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share this nice feedback. Our season members are so important and we appreciate your support. More 

Durham
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was a great experience. The night was so relaxing from the ease of parking to locating our seats. They had ample staff to assist. They were knowledgeable friendly and eager to help. When the show ended it was easy to get to the car There are not any bad seats. Seats are comfortable sound perfect and great view. I... More 

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

We love hearing the words "great experience". It was nice of you to post this review letting TripAdvisor readers know about your experience at DPAC. I hope we have the chance to see you back soon for another superstar event. More 

Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

everything perfect... Not a bad seat in the house... personnal were fabulious in everyway. Great performance. clean and safe to attend

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

Lion King was such a great part of our 2015 / 2016 season. You were among the over 110,000 guests that saw the show at DPAC and I am glad you could attend. Hope to see you back again one day soon! More 

Jacksonville, North Carolina
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203 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

8/20/2016 Newsies. Another great night at the DPAC. This was the first show we went to as season ticket holders. As always the staff was super great, Newsies was really fun show and the theater was clean and comfortable as always. We love the entertainment that comes to the DPAC.

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

Thanks for this nice review! Newsies was a great way to kick off our 2016 / 2017 season of Broadway. Your feedback, and that of others, are an important way we know if we are hitting our marks to be great hosts and among the best venues to see Broadway in America. Keep the feedback coming! More 

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