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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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Spectacular performances in a luxurious and welcoming environment

As a season ticket holder for the Broadway performances, I have only praise for the quality of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
1mbp
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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Not a bad seat in the hosue

We saw Motown and even though we were 14 rows from the stage we had excellent seats. Parking is ok... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
4RP
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Clayton
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This venue opened in 2009.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the lion king” (34 reviews)
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123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a season ticket holder for the Broadway performances, I have only praise for the quality of the performances and the welcoming and accommodating manner of the staff. The theater is well designed, the seats are comfortable, and the sound quality and the view of...More

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

We love hearing from our season members and appreciate this kind feedback. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw Motown and even though we were 14 rows from the stage we had excellent seats. Parking is ok in the parking decks. The theather is clean and well maintained.

Thank 4RP
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks! The return of Motown the Musical to DPAC was fantastic with over 20,000 attending the eight performances. I am so glad you were able to attend!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a major major part of the Durham entertainment scene... it is beautiful and they have fantastic shows. We live here in Durham, and love going here! I have been to several various shows from concerts to broadway to the ballet. It is adjacent...More

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

You are so kind to share these nice thoughts with TripAdvisor readers. These details can be so helpful to future guests thinking about or planning to see a hit show at DPAC. I hope we see you back for more great live entertainment soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been her many times and have always been please with my visit. They have great performances a this Art center, parking is reasonable, and the staff are very professional.

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

Thanks for this nice feedback! We love hearing from guests and are glad to hear we have been hitting our marks with your past visits.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Durham Preforming Arts Center is the premier theater venue in the south. The space is beautiful and the acoustics are outstanding. It is a great venue for a broadway show or a stand up comic. Beer, wine and mixed drinks can be purchased in...More

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

Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback with other TripAdvisior readers. We've just installed new seats and brand new carpet and will be ready to welcome you back for more great shows this fall.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to the DPAC for years. The seats are comfortable and I don't think there's a bad view in the house (though some are definitely better than others!). They really do a good job of scheduling superior performances and the staff and ushers...More

Thank D9975ATstevens
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love hearing from our guests that have been visiting DPAC since our opening in 2008. Thank you for this nice feedback and please keep the feedback coming.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're coming to Durham for fun, to drop off your child at college, or for a medical appointment -- do something fun for yourself and come to DPAC for entertainment. DPAC has musical theater, comedians, and musicians. The venue is comfortable. There are no...More

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

We appreciate these kind words. With over 200 performances planned for our new season there is really something for everyone at DPAC. I hope you have the chance to visit again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The acoustics are outstanding. Not a huge venue so there are no "bad" seats in the house. Parking is easy.

Thank cowgirl550
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Like you, we hear from many guests that like seeing shows at DPAC since it is much more intimate than larger arenas or amphitheaters. Thank you for sharing this nice feedback!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Center has it all! Especially plays. The Lion King, Wicked, The Illusionists and soon Hamilton! The acoustics are excellent. The staff there is marvelous. Every seat is perfect (even the balcony!). Find a ticket...Any Ticket and Go to this excellent Performing Arts Center. High...More

Thank Velda H
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You made our day with these very kind words. We appreciate you helping spread the word about the great shows, amenities and customer service at DPAC. Keep the feedback coming and I hope we see you back at DPAC soon.

Reviewed 10 August 2017

The acoustics at DPAC are as good as it. Easily accessible, very comfortable, attentive & pleasant staff. And the concessions aren't as overpriced as they could be at this type of venue.

Thank Jim H
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you for these kind words. I am so glad we met the mark with our acoustics, staff and facilities. I hope we have the chance to see you back again for another great live entertainment event.

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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
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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