Durham Performance Art Center (DPAC)

Durham Performance Art Center (DPAC)

Concert Hall, Theater, and Performing Arts Venue
123 Vivian St (at S Mangum St.), Durham, NC 27701, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
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Yes (incl. American Express)

DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle.


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    Millabee M.
    "Rockettes at dpac was awesome"(2 Tips)
    Tyler M.
    "Check out the Radio City Christmas Spectacular!"(2 Tips)
    Jenni B.
    "Love DPAC!"(2 Tips)
    Jonathan V. S.
    "Great Balcony Seating, not a bad seat in the house"(4 Tips)
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  • Alex N.

    Great venue.....try not to sit in the upper balcony. It's way too high

    Alex Naoum · May 22
  • Michael H.

    This place is pretty clean and appears to be a nice venue to watch a live show.

    Michael Huber · January 11
  • L Troy A.

    Stunning visual display of some of the most beautiful Christmas trees you will ever see.

    L Troy Adams · December 15, 2014
  • Steven S.

    The space is great for any kind of show. Get the Broadway season pass.

    Steven Sosebee · November 19, 2014
  • Sally S.

    The best venue I have seen. Saw Ian Anderson there on Oct. 4

    Sally Stone · October 20, 2014
  • Claire B.

    Fantastic venue. Check out their craft beer of the month for a delicious beer at a reasonable concert price

    Claire Bingham · August 26, 2014
  • Jamie M.

    Not a bad seat in the house!

    Jamie Moose · August 18, 2014
  • Sendil K.

    "Edible Art" sells cupcakes at every regular season show. One of the best cupcakes I've ever had.

    Sendil Krishnan · June 1, 2014
  • Erika G.

    Two words: bathroom attendants. Amazing! If only parking (namely leaving the garage) was as smooth, efficient, and enjoyable.

    Erika Galluppi · May 21, 2014
  • Sendil K.

    Apparently, they now have a cupcake vendor in the lobby. PEOPLE, I said CUPCAKES!!

    Sendil Krishnan · April 12, 2014
  • Stacy

    Drinks were surprisingly reasonable and you can pre-order them have cocktails waiting for you at intermission!

    Stacy · February 25, 2014
  • Shannon H.

    Epic fail for your terrible customer service in dealing with the inclement weather; proving grossly inconsistent responses to your patrons; intentionally deleting negative posts on social media. Fail.

    Shannon Hinson · February 14, 2014
  • Brian P.

    Hillary Rosen was extremely helpful in securing our tickets.

    Brian Pate · December 24, 2013
  • Jonathan V. S.

    Great Balcony Seating, not a bad seat in the house

    Jonathan V. Schneider · November 16, 2013
  • Mary B.

    Love this place! Beautiful venue for all kinds of entertainment! Hope Greensboro will have one of these some day soon!

    Mary Boone · November 14, 2013
  • Gi G.

    Not a bad seat in the house. I prefer to sit on the grand tier leave for all shows.

    Gi Gi · November 7, 2013
  • Missy U.

    Best place to see Broadway! I've been to many shows here and never disappointed. It's a first class venue! Come see a show!

    Missy Urban · October 13, 2013
  • Mary B.

    Love this place! I wish Greensboro would hurry up & get a place like this. We drive to Durham a lot for performances & to Charlotte too.

    Mary Boone · September 28, 2013
  • Gloria R.

    Grand Tier middle, great seats, would not want to sit in a higher level, would appear to be looking down, instead of out at the performance

    Gloria Richburg · September 20, 2013
  • Michael S.

    I must be the only person that can't stand this venue. If you've never been anywhere else I guess this place is solid gold.

    Michael Snipes · July 25, 2013
  • geraldine p.

    Gotta come to see any show. Great place.

    geraldine pettit · May 19, 2013
  • Velda H.

    Saw war horse there. Amazing venue!

    Velda Holmes · May 17, 2013
  • Paul

    LOVE DPAC! So beautiful, great view and facilities. Priscilla: Queen of the Desert was amazing!

    Paul · May 3, 2013
  • LFR

    Go early for the food trucks outside.

    LFR · April 18, 2013
  • Krazy K.

    Amazing venue!! Do NOT park in the garage behind it though- park in the street or take a walk and park farther away. The garage can't handle all the cars exiting.

    Krazy Kat · March 11, 2013
  • Jaime V.

    Great venue for music

    Jaime Vargas · February 20, 2013
  • Sharon W.

    Such a nice place! Great staff. Loved Mary Poppins! Its a must see

    Sharon Whitlatch · February 16, 2013
  • Jori J.

    Great place great shows

    Jori Johnson · January 18, 2013
  • Andy R.

    No standbys or understudies. Good or bad? Lol

    Andy Rice · January 12, 2013
  • Christine L.

    Amazing. However toddlers and smaller age children do not belong especially when they kick your chair and eat potaoe chips loudly...parenting 101....just sayin

    Christine Livingston · December 3, 2012
  • R. J.

    #1 in ticket sales in the whole country! So they tell me!

    R. J. · November 4, 2012
  • Michael

    Just become a VIP member.

    Michael · November 4, 2012
  • Jenni B.

    Box office here couldn't be better! Best advice: become a season ticket holder. They are fantastic about rescheduling tickets if you ever need to switch.

    Jenni Bruckman · October 3, 2012
  • Gregory N.

    Don't worry if you feel overdressed. I think it's going to take people a bit to understand what proper theatre attire is.

    Gregory Ng · August 3, 2012
  • The News & Observer

    Pollstar's 2012 list of top-selling theaters in the world ranks DPAC at No. 2, whose 223,641 tickets sold rank behind only Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional, making DPAC No. 1 in the U.S. Read more

    The News & Observer · August 2, 2012
  • Denise P.

    Just saw WICKED in the Balcony Seats at DPAC - great seats

    Denise Pace · May 24, 2012
  • Linda Craft  & Team R.

    Want to know more about the events schedule? Visit: http://www.dpacnc.com/events

  • Gregory N.

    The super courteous doormen look like beefeaters to me. Thank them.

    Gregory Ng · April 21, 2012
  • $POILED P.

    DEPAC is one amazing place to go for enterment.. It.s like minture NY radio city music hall..LOVE IT.

    $POILED PRINCE$$ · April 15, 2012
  • Nancy P.

    The chocolate chip cookies are amazing. Still warm! We bought one on the grand tier concessions.

    Nancy Parker · March 4, 2012
  • Lori B.

    Get the cinnamon sugar pecans, you will be glad you did. Just try not to eat them all before the show.

    Lori Bush · March 4, 2012
  • Tracy W.

    Any seat is good

    Tracy Wood · February 22, 2012
  • Millabee M.

    Rockettes at dpac was awesome

    Millabee Mosier · January 28, 2012
  • Rachel P.

    Lower balcony has the best views, in my opinion.

    Rachel Porter · December 23, 2011
  • Liana L.

    Awesome musicals here - especially if you can get discounts through Duke. :D

    Liana Lau · December 5, 2011
  • Kate O.

    The staff at the main front doors are so friendly and helpful!

    Kate Owens · December 2, 2011
  • Linda C.

    It's worth the extra money to pay for VIP parking.

    Linda Craft · October 30, 2011
  • Tammy

    The bathroom attendants are amazing!

    Tammy · October 21, 2011
  • Kathy M.

    Section 2, second row OMG!

    Kathy McKnight · October 5, 2011
  • Jenni B.

    Front rows of the Grand Tier are the best seats, in my opinion.

    Jenni Bruckman · September 30, 2011

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