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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701
+1 919-680-2787
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Like Broadway, but quaint

I love the Broadway quality of shows, but with simple travel too and from, convenient parking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TerriBrady
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Apex, North Carolina
Great place to see wonderful shows

DPAC has the best viewing for any kind of show. It's close to a vibrant downtown area, hotel and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Linda S
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Chapel Hill, 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
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Reviewed yesterday

I love the Broadway quality of shows, but with simple travel too and from, convenient parking, well-priced but nice restaurants. It is all of the great and none of the bad stuff to deal with!

Thank TerriBrady
Reviewed 4 days ago

DPAC has the best viewing for any kind of show. It's close to a vibrant downtown area, hotel and other amenities. Love going there!

Thank Linda S
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing this nice feedback. I hope we see you back at DPAC again!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to see Rodney Carrington and really enjoyed the venue. Small enough for good viewing but large enough to be able to move around. Concessions were different as the wine came in adult sippy cups - basically but I kept min as did others....More

Thank Billy S
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We loved hosting Rodney Carrington and are glad you were with us for this great comedy event. Great details in your review...many thanks for sharing these thoughts with other TripAdvisor readers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have seen several shows here. I don't think there are any bad seats. I do wish when it is a concert that they would have movie screens so you can see the performer better.

Thank S2166PElindag
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing these thoughts. Please know that for many concert and comedy events at DPAC we do have big screens whenever the act allows us to use our big screens. When used...they offer everyone a tenth row view. Hope we see you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to visit the DPAC to see the Circus 1903 show and it was excellent!!! Parking is conveniently located behind the DPAC and it’s very easy to find it with plenty of spaces for only $6.00 dollars. The venue itself is...More

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

Thanks for sharing this feedback. Circus 1903 was a really special event for DPAC to host. It has played theaters just like DPAC all over the US and we were glad they took a special break from their Las Vegas engagement to come to Durham....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have seen broadway musicals, solo performers and speakers at DPAC. The acoustics are great, the stage os angled so that everyone can see from any seat. Highly recommend

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

It's great to hear from you with this nice feedback. Hearing from our guests is how we know where we are doing well and where we need to work harder. I hope we see you back at DPAC soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff always very helpful. The new seats are even more comfortable than the old ones. Always get the best shows on tour! Ads to the great atmosphere of downtown Durham.

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

We love hearing from our SunTrust Broadway members and value your feedback since you are among our most frequent guests. Thank you for helping spread the word on how great shows at DPAC can be.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another wonderful performance at DPAC, this time seeing Circus 1903. Orchestra seating was a definite plus for this show. Seats were roomy enough and comfortable. Appreciate the updates after just a few years. Most welcomed. Staff and volunteers truly make this venue a memorable one.More

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

It's great to hear that we are hitting our marks on both our new shows and venue improvements. Most of all I value your kind words about our staff and volunteers. We selfishly think our guest experience, led by these staff and volunteers, are among...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great venue. First rate productions, beautiful building, convenient parking, many dining options nearby and most importantly, not a bad seat in the house. The sight lines are great and the acoustics fantastic.

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

Bravo! Your feedback made my day as the team here really works hard for DPAC to be among the very best live entertainment venues in America. I appreciate you sharing these thoughts and am glad to have you as a valued supporter of DPAC.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best places to see any type of stage show. We have seen plays, concerts and other types of live performances. All the seats are great. There is good dining in the area and the parking is close.

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

I was glad to read that you have had such good experiences at DPAC. We appreciate you taking the time to let other TripAdvisor readers know about DPAC. Cheers!

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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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