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DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

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Address: 123 Vivian St., American Tobacco District, Durham, NC
Phone Number: +1 919-680-2787
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
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This venue opened in 2009.

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Always a great experience!

We have attended many shows at the DPAC, most recently "How the Grinch Stole Christmas (11/29/16) and we always have a great experience. There aren't any bad seats at the DPAC... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have attended many shows at the DPAC, most recently "How the Grinch Stole Christmas (11/29/16) and we always have a great experience. There aren't any bad seats at the DPAC. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the venue is always clean. The shows that come to the DPAC are just as good as what you will find... More 

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Thank myra4444
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

We had record setting crowds for Grinch and I appreciate you taking the the time to share this feedback. At DPAC, we thrive on guest feedback and hope we have the opportunity to have you back in the future for more great live entertainment. More 

Raleigh,NC
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312 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We go to shows almost monthly at DPAC. Whether it be a concert, Broadway show, comedian, all are excellent experiences. We saw "RENT" in Oct. 2016 and will be seeing "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" tomorrow night (Nov 29th). From the time you step on property until the time you leave the staff is welcoming and helpful. The snacks and... More 

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

Thanks for your kind words and taking the time to share this detailed feedback. Your restroom tips for future guests headed to DPAC are also very helpful. DPAC does have almost three times the code required number of women's restrooms, but for our largest Broadway shows, lines can lengthen. We always work hard to keep them moving and always have... More 

Winston-Salem
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We saw Joe Bonamassa at the DPAC. The space was comfortable and the acoustics were great. An intimate setting to see a band. Staff were helpful and very friendly.

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

We love hosting Joe Bonamassa and thank you for this nice feedback. We have many great rock shows each season and hope to see you back soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a doubt The DPAC has this way of making you feel that you are special. The venue... always nice and clean. The staff... always friendly. I walk in with a smile and leave with a smile and that does not even include whether or not I enjoyed the show. Which I always do!!! I have been to this venue... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am proud of our team here and all they do with their sincere approach of being friendly, helpful and nice. I will be sharing your feedback with them and certainly hope to see you back at DPAC soon. More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to a bunch of performance spaces and always thought for the most part that unless the layout leaves some seats with a bad view or bad acoustics they're pretty much the same. This one has a secret weapon though - the staff. I didn't think about it much the first time I was there because I was so... More 

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

This was one of my favorite DPAC reviews ever. Thank you for taking the time to share how the team here can make a difference. I have shared your review with the leaders in our Audience and Event Services department and they will be sharing it with their whole staff. We're lucky to have (and value) so many team members... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have seen some great shows at DPAC, both concerts and theater, and have never been disappointed. The venue is first class, extremely comfortable and accessible. Have been in theaters from London to New York City and compared to the knee hugging seats in those classic theaters, DPAC is a dream. And if you're willing to pay a few bucks for... More 

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Thank Carolinian2013
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for this kind feedback. We love hearing about how we compare to theaters in other cities. Keep the feedback coming! More 

New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue. Good acoustics and pleasant surrounds. The seats are comfortable snd they have some great acts, often.

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

We appreciate your sharing your thoughts about DPAC. Cheers! More 

Alaska
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you are from Durham, Toronto or even NY City you will fall in love with DPAC. The facility is great, the staff is great and there are really no bad seats. It is right in the middle of the redeveloped downtown Durham Tobacco District with lots of pre and post show dining options.

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

It was great to read your review this morning. I appreciate you sharing these thoughts for other TripAdvisor readers. We're very proud of our team and the great shows we bring to the region...thank you for your support. More 

North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

DPAC is a world class venue for live performances. I have been to both London and New York and their is no finer facility. I have been to DPAC at least twenty times. We have season tickets for the SunTrust Broadway South series. Love it!

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

We love hearing from guests, particularly those that find DPAC as good a theater experience as exists anywhere in the world. Our team works very hard at being among the best theaters in America and we thank you for noticing. Please keep the feedback coming! More 

High Point, NC
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273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got great seats in the first balcony for the Bob Dylan & Band performance. DPAC is so customer focused. This was a sold out performance. We arrived about 45 minutes before the show. There was a long line to enter but it moved right along...no real wait. Once inside there was plenty of friendly help to find seats. Getting... More 

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

Thank you for your detailed review and nice feedback about "the DPAC Experience". These reviews really help other TripAdvisor readers know what to expect when considering coming to DPAC for superstar live entertainment. For the Dylan show, we did hear from some guests that agreed with you about the sound volume. About four out of five who answered our post... More 

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