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Durham has been the location or subject for nearly two dozen major movies and scores of other television and advertising productions. Durham offers a variety of terrain, period and futuristic looks, urban and small town backgrounds, local crew and warehouse/office space, and local government that supports and encourages filming.


On Set in Durham, NC

On Set in Durham, NC

Watching movies that were shot in Durham (there have been quite a few) is always fun.  Not only are many of these films well-done and enjoyable... See more...


Durham works collectively with the Triangle Regional Film Commission to attract and service films.  If you are interested in filming a movie or commercial in Durham, or anywhere in the Research Triangle Region, contact the Triangle Regional Film Commission by calling (919) 682-2222 or emailing [email protected]


October 24 - 24, 2014

Durham Symphony Orchestra Halloween Spooktacular Concert

An evening of fun-filled musical offerings for the whole family including holiday inspired works by Copeland, Stravinsky, Saint Saëns and Williams. Paperhand Puppet Intervention, creator of giant puppets, masks and shadow plays joins the DSO in staged performances of Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette and Stravinsky's Infernal Dance of King Katschei from the Firebird Suite. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks, beginning at 6pm. Best Costume contest. Hands-on instrument fun with High Strung Petting Zoo. Special guests Faith Baptist Church Children's Choir. FREE admission.

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