We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701
+1 919-680-2787
Website
Save
Review Highlights
My 2nd Theater experience here..A Beautiful setting...wonderful acoustics

Three of us attended Mark Morris Dance Group..great seats...wonderful presentation..I love this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
hcohn31
,
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Great shows in a great venue!

We have been to several shows at the DPAC. The selection of Broadway shows and other types of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mjs26
,
Durham, North Carolina
Read all 1,088 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This venue opened in 2009.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great venue” (115 reviews)
“the lion king” (33 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
123 Vivian St, American Tobacco District, Durham, NC 27701
CONTACT
Website
+1 919-680-2787
Write a Review
Reviews (1,088)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 1,086 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Three of us attended Mark Morris Dance Group..great seats...wonderful presentation..I love this venue...amazing for Durham...right in the heart of downtown..multiple very good restaurants within walking distance...when in Durham do not miss DPAC.

Thank hcohn31
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time for this nice feedback. We love hosting the American Dance Festival and their world class modern dance events.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to several shows at the DPAC. The selection of Broadway shows and other types of entertainment is superb! I don't think there's a bad seat in the theater. I have also found the staff very friendly and helpful. We have had such...More

Thank mjs26
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was great to read that you have joined as new members of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC. The hit Broadway shows are lined up to perform at DPAC, not only for this season, but for many years to come. Thank you for sharing your thoughts...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a wonderful theater with great acoustics. It is located in a centrally convenient location in Durham, which restaurants close by.. I would highly recommend going there.

Thank JaneK2012
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is always great to hear from real world guests such as yourself. I hope we see you back for another great live event at DPAC soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Durham, NC's downtown has undergone a major revitalization with many new unusual shops and trendy restaurants, but the crown jewel of the urban renewal in Durham is the DPAC. This small venue allows for patrons to see big name performers and acts in an almost...More

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

Thank you for your kind words. Downtown Durham has undergone a wonderful transformation and we're proud, both of being part of that transformation and to have such a unique sense of place as DPAC's home. Keep the feedback coming!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New, clean, modern, not a bad seat in the house. We have seen several shows here and had nothing but a wonderful time.

Thank Matt594
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our goal at DPAC is to be among the best places in America for live entertainment. Thank you for sharing this nice feedback!

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is a wonder venue for Broadway shows and concerts. The staff is friendly and helpful, prices are reasonable, and there is ample parking all around the venue. We have been attending performances at DPAC since opening in 2008. Highly...More

Thank Runner323
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for this nice recommendation! I am glad we are meeting your expectations and hope to see you back again soon. We have almost 200 performances planned for the 2017 / 2018 season including Broadway's newest hits, superstar concerts and comedians and many family...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We have season tickets to the Broadway South series. Love the place. No bad seats, though I prefer being close. We are in row M on the right. Gives us a quick exit to get to dinner. We do Saturday matinees. Have been going for...More

Thank DadFlyDoc
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

We love hearing from our SunTrust Broadway members. Your season tickets in row M have no doubt become a real prize with our membership now at almost 17,500. Thank you for your support and please keep the feedback coming.

Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is one of those theaters where all the seats will be pretty good no matter your seat location. In addition, you can park on-site, and after the concert event, you can get out really quick due to the professionalism of the staff. It's a...More

Thank 431normam
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you for sharing this feedback that can be so helpful to TripAdvisor readers thinking about attending a superstar show at DPAC. Seating at DPAC is offered in three levels, each offering different perspectives and views of the stage. Seats are always priced relative their...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

We moved to Durham a year ago, and last fall we purchased tickets to see the musical Rent at DPAC. We were more than pleased with the experience. We have attended performances in New York City, London, Chicago, and a few other major cities, and...More

Thank claire1844
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thank you so much for sharing this kind feedback. Our goal is to be one of the very best places in America for live entertainment and compliments from a veteran theatergoer like yourself, means a lot. I hope we see you back again next season....More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Went to a concert here & thoroughly enjoyed it. Seating is & refreshments were great. Only thing I found was not much seating around inside as it was raining we needed to be indoors. Lots of atmosphere. Staff friendly & helpful.

Thank Barblaraine
Bob K, General Manager at DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for sharing these thoughts! We're sorry that the weather caused an inconvenience and hope that we can have the sun shining the next time you visit.

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Bull City Burger and Brewery
549 reviews
.32 km away
Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas
87 reviews
.25 km away
Taberna Tapas
139 reviews
.32 km away
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
284 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Durham Bulls Athletic Park
785 reviews
.28 km away
American Tobacco Historic District
259 reviews
.22 km away
Carolina Theater
139 reviews
.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
tmeinecke1
21 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from cooleemee | Reviewed this property |
No photos
0
Votes
Sweet5arah
18 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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?
1
Vote
Eugene M
9 January 2017|
Answer
Response from Bob K | Property representative |
NC 147 and roads leading from freeway to parking areas are totally clear.
0
Votes