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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

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Address: 123 Vivian St., American Tobacco District, Durham, NC
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+1 919-680-2787
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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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Beautiful Venue

This is an amazing venue. I have been to many theatres in NYC and London and this is one of the best. It suffers from the same problem that most of them do (insufficient women's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Timberlake, North Carolina
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Timberlake, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an amazing venue. I have been to many theatres in NYC and London and this is one of the best. It suffers from the same problem that most of them do (insufficient women's facilities) but they do make every effort to manage this. They have many fantastic productions and are getting more all the time.

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

Thanks for sharing these details. It's good to hear from our guests as it lets us know where we need to work harder in the future. About a year ago we expanded our women's restrooms by 33%, but we could always use even more to better accommodate sellout crowds during the short intermissions we have for some shows. We are... More 

kljohnston2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went for a showing of Rent. I've been to several other theaters and experienced cramped seating. DPAC however provides ample leg room, a cup holder in front of seat, and allows food and drinks in the theater. We will definitely be revisiting.

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

I am glad to hear that you liked the seating arrangements at DPAC. We love hearing from guests and thank you for sharing this nice review. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This venue is excellent. Very good plays and local entertainment. Has hosted Motown, Rent, Jersey Boys and the Illusionists. If you get a change, please go!

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

I was glad when I read your comments. At DPAC, we are dedicated to great live entertainment experiences and it's good to know we met the mark with a frequent guest such as yourself. Many thanks! More 

Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We watch shows here all the time. Most of the seats are good. If you're on the main level, even the back and corners all have pretty good views. The seats are comfortable, and the staff are always helpful and friendly. The beer/wine selection are not the best, but if it's your first time, avoid the main concessions stands and... More 

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

Thank you for this detailed review. I also appreciate you noting that our Skyline bar has a deeper beverage menu featuring eight wines that are all highly rated by Wine Spectator Magazine plus ten of the best selling craft beers in North Carolina. More 

Webster, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a Christmas Concert at the DPAC and were pleased with the ease of parking, location to restaurants and up to date interior.

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

Thanks for your nice review. We'd love to see you back soon for another great entertainment experience. Cheers, More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see How the Grinch Stole Christmas on a weekday. Traffic was not terrible and the parking decks behind the venue were open. It was only $5 to park. The last time I visited the DPAC I parked in a deck a block away which was more expensive. This time I chose to sit in the middle of... More 

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

Many thanks for this detailed feedback. It is so helpful to other TripAdvisor readers to hear from real world visitors like yourself. I hope you will have the chance to visit again soon! More 

Nashua NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great show in a terrific theater. If you're coming to the area check to see who or what will be on stage. You're sure to enjoy your visit.

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

We loved hosting An American in Paris and are glad you were able to attend. Thanks for sharing this nice feedback. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very delightfully entertaining show. Excellent creative dance numbers with captivating music. Superb stagecraft and choreography. Overall a very spirit-uplifting kind of show. DPAC is a very well organized institution with excellent seating arrangement and great customer service.

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

I was so happy to read that you liked this latest show. Based on our customer surveys, An American in Paris is one of the ten best shows we have ever hosted as part of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! More 

Holly Springs, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've attended several events at DPAC and all we can say is that the venue is exceptionally well run. They move large Amit of people in and out. Lots of dinner options in the area.

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

We love hearing from guests that have been to DPAC. Thank you for your feedback! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The facility itself is very well maintained, the seats are comfortable and plenty big enough, and the staff is tremendous. They go out of their way to make sure that everyone has a great time! The sound quality is great and the visiting troops that they bring in are great. I actually drive from Charlotte, 2.75 hours away, to see... More 

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

Thank you for sharing this great review about your visits to DPAC. I appreciate you choosing us for your Broadway and live entertainment outings. It's not insignificant that you drive all the way from Charlotte for our shows. Regarding our lobbies, the architect by design, was going for a sleek, modern and clean look. And with three sides of the... More 

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