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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Great Venue

We have been to DPAC 5 or 6 times and have enjoyed the performances. It is easy to get to and the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Karen O
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Durham, North Carolina
Elf the Musical @ DPAC

DPAC is a fantastic venue. Most every seat in the house is good. The personnel working there are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BiancaBunn
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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 5 days ago via mobile

Once inside DPAC is 5 stars. I’ve had seats from the fifth row orchestra to the far balcony and agree with other reviews that there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Hearing and sight impaired folks like me will have a great experience as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I appreciate you taking the time to share this valuable feedback. On your next visit, you may want to consider the American Tobacco East Deck which sits directly adjacent to DPAC. At a distance from DPAC of just /10 mile, pedestrian walking time is about...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been to DPAC 5 or 6 times and have enjoyed the performances. It is easy to get to and the staff at DPAC is outstanding. Very friendly and willing to help in any way they can!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen O
bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Karen! I am glad to hear your kind words about our performances and staff. Keep the feedback coming...cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

DPAC is a fantastic venue. Most every seat in the house is good. The personnel working there are helpful. Sound quality is really great for plays and music events. Location close to downtown and many restaurants and bars is very convenient.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BiancaBunn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great shows, beautiful venue, and convenient. However, there really can be no good excuse for the horrible miscalculation of the number of restrooms for the audience (President’s club is no exception. The crazy long lines, owing to too few facilities (I cannot overstate how far...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve seen multiple shows here and always have a great experience. I don’t buy the high dollar seats, usually sit in level 4 balcony but still can see great! Concerts, plays, have both been great shows, easy access to beverages and restrooms.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for sharing this nice review on TripAdvisor. I also appreciate you also mentioning your satisfaction with our Balcony seating. Seats are priced relative to their proximity to the stage, and many find great value in our Balcony seating where prices are normally...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to musicals and professional dance shows here. The staff is always helpful and the flow of things is just overall great!!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Amanda S
bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, thank you! We really appreciate your sharing this nice feedback. The team here loves hearing from our guests as it serves as the perfect motivation to strive to be the very best place for live entertainment.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was able to see Hamilton here. Really a great experience and it is hard to get tickets. And DPAC had a fair plan to ensure tix are not going to scalpers

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yuanxiz2016
bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hamilton was such a special event to have at DPAC. I am glad you were able to attend and appreciate the recognition of our efforts to ensure fair access to tickets for all.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

8"of snow and since I cant get there, I am just out of luck? This is no way to treat your community DPAC. VERY disappointed. You can do better. This wa my daughter's birthday present.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing this feedback. The performances of Elf scheduled for Sunday, December 9th did take place as planned and thousands attended. If weather or travel conditions prevented you from attending, DPAC will contact you within the next two weeks to let you know...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hope that no one gets hurt or worse trying to drive to the show or returning home from the show today because DPAC has not canceled the show.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing this feedback. The performances of Elf scheduled for Sunday, December 9th did take place as planned and thousands attended. If weather or travel conditions prevented you from attending, DPAC will contact you within the next two weeks to let you know...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time going to DPAC and it very nice, with parking decks nearby. The viee from our seats in Grand Tier level ws awesome. I definitely will see another show here.

Date of experience: December 2018
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bobklaus, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love hearing from first-time visitors and thank you for taking the time to post this nice review. I hope we see you back at DPAC for another superstar show again soon.

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Rachel S
2 February 2018|
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Response from allertstar | 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 bobklaus | Property representative |
Great...thanks for choosing DPAC to see this great show! Safe travels.
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