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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

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Awesome venue for events!

Went to our first event here (MST3K Live). What an awesome experience! There are 4 parking decks... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lc6805
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Cary, North Carolina
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Great place in a great city---- nothing else like it in all of North Carolina. Very friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sight lines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed eight times in the...more
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123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701-3637
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to our first event here (MST3K Live). What an awesome experience! There are 4 parking decks that are easy to access & low cost. We walked to dinner at the American Tobacco complex - lots of choices! We then walked to DPAC. Everything was...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place in a great city---- nothing else like it in all of North Carolina. Very friendly staff, convenient parking and restaurants within walking distance of theater.

Thank Sam B
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much! We love hearing from our guests and appreciate you sharing this nice feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw Seinfeld there in the spring. Good acoustics and view. Seats were comfy and temperature good. Looking forwards to our next show.

Thank oldtreker
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback...hope we see you back at DPAC again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sound quality is outstanding and visibility to screens is excellent, even from the relatively far reaches of the balcony. . We didn't miss a word (and I am hearing impaired and use hearing aids, but I didn't have to adjust my volume level). We'll be...More

Thank Lawrence L
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this kind feedback. We love when our guests are able to share their experiences with other readers on TripAdvisor. Keep the feedback coming!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great facility with high level entertainment available. Lots of good options in walking distance for food and drinks.

Thank lonnie l
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love hearing from our guests and thank you for taking the time to share these thoughts!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I drove up to Durham to see Joan Baez perform at the DPAC. It was an exceptional venue! The exterior is striking and attractive. Everything inside is very well organized and clean. There were several concession stations where you could purchase wine,...More

Thank mhaxton
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We loved hosting Joan Baez and I appreciate your nice comments. Thank you for taking the time to share them on TripAdvisor. At DPAC we're committed to being among the very best theaters in America. I hope we have the chance to host you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unable to get tickets for Joan Baez's concerts in the UK and as we had planned to visit South Carolina in October it seem a great idea to see her in Durham NC instead. Had a wonderful time.

Thank Ray M
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this nice feedback....so glad you could attend the show.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have seen several performances on Broadway in NYC. None of those venues compare to DPAC. DPAC has the same shows in a modern and acoustically superior setting. Food is expensive and there is a limited selection so eat before you arrive. DPAC has top-tier...More

Thank Mark G
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love hosting the best new Broadway shows on tour and thank you for your kind words. It's great to have real world guests like yourself sharing insight with other TripAdvisor readers. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently attended concert and everything was very nice. Initially a bit intimidated by paperless tickets, but got them figured out and system worked well. Don’t know what happened if you didn’t download your tickets. Entrance line was efficient and pleasant with assistance finding our seats....More

Thank NC0016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love attending events at DPAC..every seat is good. Parking is close and there are area restaurants.

Thank Barbara J
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting this nice review. We love hearing from our guests as it lets us know what we are doing well and where we need to work harder. Keep the feedback coming!

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Rachel S
2 February 2018|
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Response from Estrella F | Reviewed this property |
I’ve been at the DPAC a few times but I’m not sure how many stage doors they have. I guess it would be better to contact the place directly.
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catm77
21 July 2017|
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Response from Barblaraine | Reviewed this property |
We went to see Joe Jackson recently & I took a video. Mainly to record him singing, zoomed in on the stage a little bit, once again without flash.
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Sweet5arah
18 March 2017|
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Response from Bob K | Property representative |
Great...thanks for choosing DPAC to see this great show! Safe travels.
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