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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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Awesome experience at the DPAC

There is not a bad seat in the house. Great acoustics. Staff is friendly and extremely helpful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cheryl S
,
Durham
via mobile
DPAC is the best live performance venue in the Triangle!!

DPAC is the best performing arts venue in the Triangle!! All seats are great, and the performances... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marie4205
,
Durham, North Carolina
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is not a bad seat in the house. Great acoustics. Staff is friendly and extremely helpful. The staff went out of their way to ask you if you needed help. I have been there a number of times and have not been disappointed.More

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

It was great to see your nice comments about DPAC and our staff. Our goal is to be one of the very best places for live entertainment in the country and I appreciate you helping share this feedback with other TripAdvisor readers. I hope we...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

DPAC is the best performing arts venue in the Triangle!! All seats are great, and the performances are varied and enticing. Don't miss the chance to see a live performance at DPAC!!!

Thank Marie4205
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

We love hearing from our guests and it is good to know we are hitting our marks with our shows and services. Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback...and I hope we see you back for more superstar shows at DPAC!

Reviewed 5 days ago

I have spent many wonderful nights at the DPAC - Durham Performing Art Center and have never ever been disappointed. The shows are top quality and even better than many on Broadway. The auditorium is exquisite and I feel very special when I am there....More

Thank judyhM4814VT
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Your review just made my day! Thank you for sharing this nice feedback with other TripAdvisor readers. And rest assured our focus will remain on being one of the best places in America for live entertainment. Cheers!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Professional performances. Dress code seems to be geared to type of affair. People wear jeans to dressing up.. I always enjoy the venue.More

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

Thanks for the nice rating. I am so glad you enjoy DPAC and hope we see you back again soon. I am also glad you mentioned "dress code" as that is a question we are asked often. Most of all we suggest that guests dress...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I've seen a few things here, from really close seats and from way in the back. The view was good for multiple locations and the sound is great. The most recent show was Paw Patrol Live and it was excellent. They created a great atmosphere...More

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

It was great to read your new review on TripAdvisor from the Paw Patrol shows at DPAC. We love hosting family events and thank you for your kind words. The family shows we host present many special challenges and it’s good to know our efforts...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very good, well organized lots of fun Only down side was the tickets were expensive. Great parking, would go again.

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

Thanks for sharing this feedback. It was great to have Paw Patrol Live at DPAC. All five performances were total sellouts and we hope to have this great family show back at DPAC next year.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a concert, really organized, the place has great acoustic and you will have a great view anywhere you seat. Artists seem pretty close, it was really enjoyable, it almost felt like an intimate setting.

Thank vader27
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your visit. We love hosting superstar concerts in our setting, which is indeed intimate compared to large arenas and amphitheaters. I hope we have the chance to see you again at DPAC.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always impressed with the level of service at DPAK. They have people waiting for you at the parking deck's giving you directions,people opening doors for you and people showing you your seats. Just really wonderful "southern hospitality". Look forward to many more returns to DPAK.

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

Thank you for this kind feedback. The team at DPAC works hard to deliver an experience that is among the very best entertainment venues in America.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the Chicago musical. The performance was outstanding and singing/dancing/acting were phenomenal. We enjoyed the entire show - especially from the eighth row. I would highly recommend this for mature audiences.

Thank rhauser8
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for this nice feedback. TripAdvisor readers love reading these thoughts from real world guests and it was great to have the Broadway classic musical Chicago at DPAC.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me Washington in the box office provided the best customer service I have ever received in Durham. I hope to see many more productions at DPAC.

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

Thank you for this nice feedback about Michael Washington who heads Customer Care in our Ticket Center. He is indeed one of the brightest stars on our team.

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Sweet5arah
Where is the stage door?
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
How clear are the local roads for travel from NC 147 to the DPAC Center?
8 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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Eugene M
How clear are the local roads from NC 147 to DPAC Center for Sunday, January 8, 2017?
8 January 2017|
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Response from Boris E | Reviewed this property |
Not clear until Tuesday around noon
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