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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 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
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This venue opened in 2009.

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Very Nice Arts Center

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
LisaMomofTwins
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Webster, New York
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Webster, New York
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank LisaMomofTwins
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
20 attraction reviews
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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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank SunTan53
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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58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

Durham, North Carolina
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a friend to see this show on Thursday night. Another great experience at DPAC. Friendly staff, easy to get to DPAC and park, top quality show, comfortable seats. We were in the center of the top balcony and could still see and hear everything perfectly. Love coming to events at DPAC!

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

What nice feedback! Thank you for taking the time to share these details about your recent visit. We love hosting big hit Broadway shows like An American in Paris and hope we have the chance to see you back at DPAC again. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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89 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DPAC was a great venue for the Steamroller show. The music was innovative and the personnel made sure that the show was enjoyed by everyone.

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

Thanks so much. We love hosting this holiday concert and appreciate your kind feedback. More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are season ticket holders and we absolutely adore the fact that we can see touring Broadway shows without having to fly to NYC!

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

We do love Broadway at DPAC and I was so glad to read your kind words. All of the Broadway shows that DPAC hosts are national tours and represent the very best productions in America. Thank you for helping spread the word to other TripAdvisor readers! More 

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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staf was very plesent and helpful. Restrooms were very clean and looked great. Seating was comfortable and roomy. Main room was very well cared for. Sound system was great even though we were close to the speakers the sound was not a problem.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share this nice feedback. The team here at DPAC works hard to make every event we host the very best. I hope that you have the chance to visit again soon. More 

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