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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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Fabulous venue

This is an incredible venue for all manner of performances. We have seen Music and Dance and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
docnc
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Not a bad seat in the house

We attended the Anita Baker Concert and the concert and the venue was worth the money. This place... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gina J
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Greensboro, 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 yesterday via mobile

This is an incredible venue for all manner of performances. We have seen Music and Dance and theater and Symphony and comedy and many other things here. The Acoustics are great, it is a great size and it brings wonderful top performers to Durham. Before...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We attended the Anita Baker Concert and the concert and the venue was worth the money. This place is beautiful on the outside and inside. There is not a bad seat in the house. I am a short person (Stop with the jokes)...but I didn't...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Shows and concerts alike are always top notch. Comfortable, great acoustics, and easy access from anywhere in the Triangle and beyond.

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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing this feedback on TripAdvisor. It's great when real world fans can give a preview to other readers when they are thinking about where to attend live entertainment events. Cheers!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The DPAC is an excellent venue to see a show or take in a concert. The seating and sound is excellent at any angle. Hamilton is coming this fall which is worth a trip to Durham alone. The DPAC continues to make DURHAM proud a...More

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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We love hearing from fans of DPAC and always enjoy nice feedback. We're not a group to rest on our laurels though, every day we are looking for the best new shows and challenging ourselves on how we can make "The DPAC Experience" even better....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the prime spots for events in the Triangle. Located near the downtown loop the parking is nearby and there is a good variety of restaurants nearby. Allow time to find parking and walk the short distance to DPAC.

Thank BullCityWill
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for this nice feedback!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to several shows here at the DPAC, from a Broadway performance to a Weird Al Concert, and this is the best place to see a show in North Carolina. Clean, with great views of the stage, you can't beat a performance at...More

Thank robertaS299PA
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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 hearing from guests and appreciate you taking the time to share how great seeing an event at DPAC can be.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I bought tickets to Paw Patrol Live but accidentally got the days mixed up. The friendly staff at the ticket counter gave us free tickets that were better than our original seats! I was blown away at how nice and helpful they were.

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

I am so glad the team here was able to save the day. thank you for sharing this nice feedback!

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

The staff here are very helpful and friendly... my mother is disabled and they were so kind and assisted us to our seats. The bar staff was also great, the bathrooms were clean and well stocked, the thing I enjoyed most were the sippy cup...More

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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this nice feedback. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly were so amazing to have on our stage and I hope you will be back again soon for another superstar event.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

DPAC is a shockingly wonderful theater. I say this beacause you would not expect such a beautiful setting with some of the great broadway shows and events located in the heart of North Carolina. We have been to broadway many times and I absolutely believe...More

Thank Chip L
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback and kind words. Regarding ticket pricing, actually prices for Broadway shows at DPAC are much less than what the same shows charge in New York. On average, New York Broadway shows run about $120 per ticket. And for the most...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

My visit to the DPAC was absolutely amazing. The show, The Sound of Music, was stupendous, with fabulous performers... The facility is an incredible example of modern architecture. It is built for wonderful theatrical presentations. I have been fortunate enough to see musicals on Broadway, as...More

Thank MoHolC
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Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. The team here works hard to ensure that every guest has that "wow" experience and we're so glad you were able to attend. I hope you can visit again soon!

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Rachel S
3 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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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 |
Great...thanks for choosing DPAC to see this great show! Safe travels.
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