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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

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Address: 123 Vivian St., American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701
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+1 919-680-2787
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This venue opened in 2009.

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DPAC is probably the best place in the triangle to see a show. The staff is great, parking is convenient, great restaurants in walking distance. We are season ticket holders and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

DPAC is probably the best place in the triangle to see a show. The staff is great, parking is convenient, great restaurants in walking distance. We are season ticket holders and the shows for the Broadway series always impress us (and there is enouhh variety to appeal to everyone). We look forward to renewing each year!

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

Thank you so much for these kind words. We love hearing from our SunTrust Broadway season seat members. Feedback like yours is one of the reasons we are on a record pace to have over 16,000 members for our just announced new season. We love hosting the biggest new national Broadway tours and look forward to seeing you back at... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Broadway shows the best of everything for all ages . Enjoy everything that you would see in New York here in Durham .

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

Nice posting...many thanks thanks for your support! More 

Hillsborough, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Broadway series brings New York to you. Easy parking if you drive and only 2 blocks from Amtrack. Lots of restaurants close by for an enjoyable night out. Almost all seats have good views of the stage, but I recommend some soft earplugs for those times the sound is just too loud. DPAC was designed to be a concert/performance... More 

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

We love hearing from guests and thank you for your review. It's great to offer this insight for other TripAdvisor readers. I hope you have the chance to visit again soon. More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a real surprise. as a visitor to the area I did not expect the value that I got out of this place. It is a really great,cozy experience. The lounge is first class. [ wish the cookies were the same as the first time I went..now they are not as warm and are wrapped..lost some of "down home"... More 

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

Thank you for these kind words. I hope we have the chance to host you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to restaurants and bars, up and coming city! Dukies are close by and you can walk downtown. Multicultural and open to new people's and ideals. A gem in the rough!

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

Thank you for this "Great venue" tag. The team here works hard to be among the best live entertainment venues in the country and we're glad to have had you visit. More 

Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sound is great in the first row just above the orchestra or the top of the balcony. The prices vary but compared to NY, it's a bargain. The seats are comfortable, the stairs are constructed to make going up and down as easy as possible. The staff is unfailingly courteous and helpful. The building architecture lends a spacious airy... More 

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

What a nice review! Thank you for taking the time to share these thoughts with other TripAdvisor readers. Also, please seed us a note via the Contact Us link on our website if we can assist with parking tips in the future. There are 5,000 spaces within two to five blocks of DPAC and we'd like to make sure you... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love dpac it is the best investment I ever made being a seson ticket holder thay have the best show and the staff is awesome too keep it up dpac you rock

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

Thank you for these kind words and for your support as part of your season seat membership. We love hearing from guests as it helps reinforce what part of the DPAC experience we should celebrate and where we might sometimes need to work harder. Keep the feedback coming! More 

Hillsborough, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've seen comedy shows, Broadway shows, concerts and performance art shows. The staff is always professional and courteous. The facilities are well maintained. The seating is comfortable. We've sat in the orchestra pit and the top of the third balcony and never had a problem seeing or hearing the performance. It doesn't matter what you're seeing, this is the best... More 

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

Thank you for these kind (and fun) words about DPAC. Recommendations from real-world guests like yourself are very helpful to TripAdvisor readers thinking about seeing a great live event at DPAC. I hope we see you back soon for your next (non-sports) superstar outing! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent venue. A few employees needed to be trained on customer service. I would probably go back.

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

Thank you for this feedback. It sounds like something might have been off track with a few members of our staff at your visit in 2015 for the WQDR concert for the kids? If so, please contact me with more details (guestservice@dpacnc.com). We learn from every guest we hear from. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The theater is wonderful. DPAC never disappoints. We sat in the orchestra this time and could hear and see everything ( we did have a bit of vertigo). I wish there were more bathroom facilities. I usually have to hold it! As for the quality of the theater and the shows, A+

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

We received so much positive feedback about the play you just attended (Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time). Thank you for letting us know about your visit and how much you enjoy our shows. Last season we did increase the women's restroom facilities by 33% and are hoping to add even more in the future. Keep the feedback... More 

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