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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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Great venue, great shows

I have season tickets to the Broadway series, but also will attend other shows and concerts there throughout the year. Seats are good, parking is accessible, and plenty of places... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have season tickets to the Broadway series, but also will attend other shows and concerts there throughout the year. Seats are good, parking is accessible, and plenty of places to grab dinner before a show, or drinks after one. Lines are long at intermission, and you can pre-order your drinks and snacks to save time. The staff is always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love this place, reminds me that Durham isn't the middle of nowhere. I've sat in all the tiers (and maybe even every section by now) and have only had a bad view from the very top balcony, but even then I was pretty impressed. Sound is great, building is clean, ticket prices are reasonable (and so are the refreshments actually),... More 

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

Thanks for sharing this feedback. We appreciate you letting TripAdvisor readers know about what you like about DPAC. Since opening in 2008 we've hosted over 3 million guests, and we never tire of hearing from our guests. I hope we have the chance to see you back at DPAC soon. More 

Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful day visiting DPAC . Kinky Boots was terrific. The theater is beautiful and very friendly and helpful staff. Love the area. Lots of places to eat and sit outside and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Would highly recommend

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

It was good to hear about your recent visit. We appreciate your recommendation. The team here thrives on all feedback and I hope you have the chance to visit again soon. More 

Lima, Peru
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81 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for weekend shows, clean restrooms, snacks with coffee at intermission, some cocktails and wine also available. They have parking but we prefer to Uber there and completely relax forgetting about the parking.

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

We received so many nice compliments this past week about the Kinky Boots show. thank you for taking the time to share this nice feedback! More 

Chapel Hill, NC
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104 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have traveled many places, but the team at DPAC is superb. They are consistently on target for outstanding customer service intent on making your experience the best. You will enjoy your show or performance, but I guarantee you will remember the wonderful welcoming DPAC team. Well done!

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

Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we look forward to your return to DPAC soon. I will be sure to share your comments with our amazing team members! More 

Apex, North Carolina
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326 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just saw Kinky Boots and loved it! We always find DPAC to be just the right size and layout for anything we attend there. Pro tip: the ticket office is open all day - I usually go grab my "will call" tickets earlier in the day to avoid waiting in line right before the show. It just ticks one... More 

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

I am so glad that you enjoyed Kinky Boots. Based on guest feedback, it's one of the top ten Broadway shows shows we have ever hosted. Thanks for letting other TripAdvisor readers know about your experience! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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368 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

still new, and planned well. all seats are good, even those up top. we sat (this time) in the back of the bottom. good sight lines and good acoustics. my only complaint (albeit it a very minor one) was the $4 blondie brownie was dry). next time we will stick to the cookies!

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

Thank you for taking the tame to share your feedback. We learn from every guest we hear from and it's good to see that you think DPAC is a great place to see shows. We also appreciate the added comment about the brownie you purchased. We have just hired a new company to manage our snack and beverage services and... More 

Oak Island, North Carolina
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88 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1st visit to this new-ish 2700 seat auditorium to see a popular New York musical/play. Well worth the 3-hour one-way drive and overnight stay. Well organized, started on time, seats in row L were comfortable and very good location. Looks like most seats would be good. Did not view from any of the balconies. Sound quality (ability to understand words... More 

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Thank bobatthebeach999
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this detailed review. Feedback like yours helps other TripAdvisor readers when planning a visit to DPAC. I hope we have the chance to see you back for another great Broadway show in the future. More 

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

I went to a concert with Toni Braxton here. I really enjoyed the concert and I enjoyed the venue. The seats were very comfortable and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Parking was a little tricky because of the amount of vehicles but we got a good spot and It was worth every penny.

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

I am glad you enjoyed the concert you saw at DPAC. We try and make every visitor feel welcome and thank you for sharing these details about your experience. More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

beautiful venue in the heart of durham. hardly a seat that is not fabulous. I've been to many shows here from Broadway performances to intimate music concerts. either type show fares well in this venue. staff is always helpful to find stuff and plenty of places to get drinks and other refreshments. further there are many awesome places within walming... More 

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

We love hearing form guests with nice feedback and feedback about areas that we need to work harder on. In your case, it sounds like the "DPAC Experience" is right on track and we thank you for sharing these thoughts. More 

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