Special Alert

Durham Arts Council, Inc.

  • 120 Morris St, Downtown Durham
  • I-85 Exit 177
  • Durham, NC 27701-3242
  • Primary: (919) 560-2787
  • Fax: (919) 560-2725

The Durham Arts Council offers a truly unique setting centrally located in historic downtown Durham for all occasions, from wedding receptions to business meetings, banquets to seminars, parties to performances and much more.

The Durham Arts Council building is home to the Durham Arts Council, Inc. and several other local arts organizations. Originally constructed in 1906, the three-story 52,000+ square foot building was renovated in 1988 adding much needed structural and facility enhancements. Now offering 3 galleries, 2 theatres with support spaces, meeting rooms, offices, rehearsal spaces and studios for digital arts, dance, photography, clay, fiber arts, visual arts and children’s art.

Visit the Durham Arts Council website, email the Facilities Specialist at dacfacilities@durhamarts.org, or click below for:

General
  • ADA Compliant Facilities:
  • Business Hours: M-Sa, 9am-9pm; Su, 1pm-6pm.
  • Internet-Free High Speed WIFI:
  • Internet-Free WIRED High-Speed Internet:
  • Internet-Public WIFI:
  • Internet-WIFI Available:
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 15.3
  • Near/along I-85 (within 1 Mile Of Interstate):
Payment/Discounts/Rates
  • Checks:
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted:
  • Free Admission All The Time:
Parking
  • Free Parking:
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  • Parking On-site:
Group Tour Info
  • Avg. Tour Length: 30 minutes
  • Comments Regarding Groups: DAC welcomes the opportunity to provide tours of the Durham Arts Council historic building and rotating exhibits. We recommend groups of 35-40 maximum, but can accommodate larger groups.
  • Group Rates: no charge for tours
  • Maximum Group Size: 40
  • Scheduling Policy: Tours must be scheduled in advance to be sure that staff is available to conduct the tour. The general public may access the galleries without a tour guide, however it is best to confirm if you wish to bring a group at a specific time.
  • Tour Type: Gallery exhibits and historic building
  • Tours Are Offered Or Can Be Arranged:
  • Welcomes Groups Of 10+:
  • Welcomes Motorcoach Groups:
  • Welcomes School Groups:
Visual Arts
  • Art Galleries: Art Displays Only:
  • Art Studios:
  • Public Art & Sculptures:
Performing Arts
  • Live Theater:
  • Performing Arts - Dance:
History & Heritage
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Activity Type
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Category
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Age-appropriate
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Products
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Uniquely Durham
  • Retail/Stores Unique To Durham:
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Durham Arts Council, Inc. Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 13
  • Total Sqft.: 16,684
  • Largest Room: 3,024
  • Theatre Capacity: 350
  • Classroom Capacity: 190
  • Reception Capacity: 350
  • Ceiling: 16
  • Description: The Durham Arts Council is a historic arts center in Durham's city center. The facility includes a 200 seat theatre for performances and presentations, and meeting and reception spaces for private and corporate events. Reception areas are enhanced by rotating exhibits. A catering center is available to support off site caterers.
  • Cooking/Kitchen Facilities:
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  • Off-site Catering Allowed:
  • Outdoor Meeting Space Available:
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  • Shipping/Receiving:
  • Tables & Chairs Included:
  • Theater/Auditorium:
  • Outdoor Capacity: 50
  • Cultural Facility:
Meeting Facility Rooms
Qualex Photography Center
42 X 25
0
1050.00
40
25
20
35
WTVD Theater (not available)
42 X 25
0
1050.00
72
35
50
68
Rand Boardroom
30 X 15
0
450.00
20
14
15
20
People's Security Insurance Theater (PSI)
45 X 55
0
2475.00
200
120
144
185
Pavilion Gallery
35 X 42
0
1470.00
130
80
100
125
Kane Learning Center
42 X 25
0
1050.00
50
30
30
45
IBM Rehearsal Hall
45 X 55
0
2475.00
150
125
150
150
Holmes Conference Room
14 X 14
0
196.00
15
10
8
15
GTE Fiber Arts Studio
42 X 25
0
1050.00
35
25
16
35
Graphic Arts Studio
53 X 32
0
1696.00
40
25
20
40
Duke Power Rehearsal Studio
32 X 43
0
1376.00
80
50
60
80
Allenton Gallery
38 X 27
0
1026.00
100
60
80
100
Adaron Hall
32 X 42
16
1344.00
80
70
80
80
Semans Gallery
38 X 27
0
1026.00
140
80
100
130
SunTrust Gallery (not available)
56 X 54
0
3024.00
350
190
280
350
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604