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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701-3637
+1 919-680-2787
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DPAC

This is a great venue. It's not too big and they have great performances. I try to catch a show a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
shirljennings
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Much more fun than we anticipated!

The family and I visited DPAC to see Carolina Ballet Presents The Nutcracker. I was pleasantly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Celena B
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North Carolina
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This venue opened in 2009.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701-3637
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great venue. It's not too big and they have great performances. I try to catch a show a couple of times a year. The staff is very friendly and I have never experienced a problem. The will call staff is extremely nice...More

Thank shirljennings
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The family and I visited DPAC to see Carolina Ballet Presents The Nutcracker. I was pleasantly surprised at the venue's organization and cleanliness; and the attendants are absolutely outstanding. I had read somewhere about a woman who visited and she mentioned the attendants made her...More

Thank Celena B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a season ticket holder, I love this place. Staff are so nice and the location is perfect with restaurants in the area. You have to visit this placeMore

Thank Eric-from-NC
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Eric...thank you so much for your kind words and support. We love hearing from our members who come to DPAC so often. Know that we'll continue to work hard for our guests with the goal being for DPAC to be one of the very best...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw School of Rock at DPAC. Getting the the venue we easy; Parking was easy and he walk from the parking garage was a breeze. There are elevators in the building, but the elevators do not reach the upper most second (we were in...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share these details on your recent visit. It's great when other TripAdvisor readers can read firsthand comments likes yours when they are considering or planning a visit to DPAC. I am glad you enjoyed the show and hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Two couples went to "School of Rock" at DPAC last Friday and had a wonderful experience. The theatre is designed so that most seats are quite good. We did, however, have orchestra seats and really enjoyed the show. Acoustics are good, but the show was...More

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

Thank you for this nice feedback. We loved hosting School of Rock and are glad you were able to attend. Our added apologies for any inconvenience as you were leaving the venue. School of Rock was sold out so the lobbies were busy with the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the DPAC. We attend 4-6 shows per year. DPAC is always clean, staffed with great people, and and easy to get in/out on show night. Hall has good acoustics, comfortable seats. Sometimes a bit cool - bring an outer layer just in case.

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

Thanks Tim! We love hearing from our guests as it helps us know what we are doing right and where we sometimes need to work harder. I hope we have the chance to see you back at DPAC soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love going to shows at DPAC. Just saw The Brian Setzer Orchestra there and it was fantastic! Sight lines are great and the volunteer staff are amazingly friendly! The alcoholic drinks seem a little overpriced, but just go to Tyler's ot Tobacco Road before the...More

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

We loved hosting the Brian Setzer Holiday show and appreciate you sharing your feedback. I hope we see you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a group to see Avenue Q. This is a pretty famous venue for the area, and deservedly so. It's easily accessible, pretty inside and out, and very comfortable. Snacks and beverages are reasonable, making for a very enjoyable evening!More

Thank Susie H
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing these thoughts on TripAdvisor. Avenue Q was a few years back though....I hope we have the chance to host you again for another great DPAC event! We have over 200 performances a year and really have something for everyone...Broadway, Concerts, Comedy,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to treat my wife to a special evening at the DPAC and it was! Had the pleasure of seeing Lewis Black at the DPAC and it was great. Seats were comfortable and alcohol available. Ample parking around the center. So if your in town...More

1  Thank silverlakes4 M
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love comedy at DPAC and the Lewis Black show was the best. Thank you for sharing this nice feedback with other readers on TripAdvisor.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've now seen several shows at DPAC & have always been pleasantly surprised by the venue, the quality of productions, the crowd & the area. The box office folks have their hands tied from transferring tickets & other restrictions but thr staff always tries to...More

Thank IBXBeverly J
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love hearing from our customers and thank you for this nice review. If time allows, please also shoot me a note about transferring tickets and I will try and assist with more information. Keep the feedback coming!

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tmeinecke1
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 |
The stage door is located on Magnum Street, just south of Vivian Street. Are you looking to meet cast members as they leave the theater?
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Eugene M
9 January 2017|
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Response from Bob K | Property representative |
NC 147 and roads leading from freeway to parking areas are totally clear.
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