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DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center

  • 123 Vivian St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: (919) 680-2787
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With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has something for everyone, hosting over 180 performances a year, including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows, and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), DPAC has been listed three consecutive years as the number one performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal. Backstage tours are held on the first Monday of each Monday at 11am per availability. Must reserve in advance.

  • Business Hours: Varies per performance schedule.
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  • Miles To Convention Center: 0.40
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 14.2
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Group Tour Info
  • Avg. Tour Length: 40 minutes
  • Group Rates: Free Admission for tours, ticket prices vary for concer
  • Scheduling Policy: Prefers 2 weeks in advance, according to performance schedule.
  • Tour Type: Guided
Property Details & Services
  • Year Built: 2008
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DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center Meeting Facility
  • Total Sqft.: 20,525
  • Largest Room: 800
  • Theatre Capacity: 2,712
  • Classroom Capacity: 600
  • Reception Capacity: 800
  • Description: DPAC is a state-of-the-art, full-service event facility that is ready to host your next event. Whether you need a home for a reception, meeting, conference, new product launch or other special event, our staff has the experience, skills, and customer-driven philosophy to make your production a smash success. We’ll assist you with everything needed for a great event including catering services, audio/visual equipment, room set up designs, and any other request that will help make your next event an outstanding one. We also have access to specially qualified vendors that can provide special themed decorations, flowers, ice sculptures, and superstar entertainment.
  • #1: Great sightlines
  • #2: Top of the line equipment
  • #3: Exceptional staff
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Meeting Facility Rooms
Main Lobby (2nd floor)
65 X 120
Upper Lobby (3rd floor)
65 X 65
75 X 80
50 X 50
PC Lounge
Skyline Lounge

Tour of DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center

A special behind-the-scenes tour of DPAC, hosted by DPAC staff. Highlights include seeing the view of the stage from all levels of the theater, a memorable walk across the Mildred & Dillard Teer …

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Brain Candy

DPAC is thrilled to announce the new live show BRAIN CANDY LIVE!, starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of Tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series …

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Martina McBride

Hot on the heels of her latest studio album, RECKLESS, award-winning country superstar Martina McBride has extended her Love Unleashed Tour into 2017, partnering with CMT for the third annual …

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An Evening of Entertainment

A professionally choreographed musical event featuring hundreds of amazingly talented Durham Public School students from across the district.

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An Evening with Dawes

Called “one of the most respected live bands around” by CBS, “An Evening with Dawes,” will feature two sets of new songs and fan-favorites. We're All Gonna Die is the …

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The Naked Magicians

Following sold out shows across the world, the world’s naughtiest and funniest magic show, THE NAKED MAGICIANS, will be hitting the DPAC stage. Direct from Australia, the show features magic, …

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Get the Led Out - the American Led Zeppelin

DPAC welcomes the "American Led Zeppelin" - Get the Led Out when they return by popular demand. From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured …

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Celtic Woman - Voices of Angels

Multi-platinum international music sensation and 2017 Grammy® Nominee Celtic Woman, returns with their all-new tour, Voices of Angels. The tour showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, …

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Steve Miller Band

See the Joker live and hear all the hits in the intimate setting of DPAC. Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late '60s. With albums …

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Gabriel Iglesias: Fluffymania Tour

Celebrating his 20th year in standup comedy comedian/actor Gabriel Iglesias will launch a new world comedy tour, Gabriel Iglesias FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy. The tour will include …

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Earth, Wind, & Fire

America's seventh top-selling musical group of all-time Earth, Wind & Fire is coming to DPAC. Their music unites genres of funk, R&B, synthesized soul, and gospel and their message of love …

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Steve Martin & Martin Short

Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy® Award winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers. Audiences can expect an evening of nonstop laughs as the duo recall their iconic careers, …

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Brian Regan

A regular on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Regan made history on September 26, 2015 with the live Comedy Central broadcast of Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Music Hall, the first-ever …

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Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

It began as a Broadway after-party for guests. Now, the Good Wife star, Alan Cumming is taking his one-man show to DPAC. Alan will tell stories and sing sappy songs in this cabaret of curiosities - …

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Trevor Noah

The host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program The Daily Show on Comedy Central will give his unique take on world politics, and American culture.

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DPAC and the 2017 Art of Cool (AOC) Festival announce the addition of Golden Globe, Academy and 2-Time Grammy® award-winning rapper/actor/film producer/poet Common as part of the official lineup …

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Mamma Mia!

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that …

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Move – Beyond – Live on Tour

Following the sold-out successes of both its 2014 inaugural run and a fan-demanded sophomore run in 2015, Move Live on Tour, featuring powerhouse duo JULIANNE & DEREK HOUGH, is back and better …

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There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a …

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PAW Patrol Live!

PAW Patrol is on a roll with the first-ever live tour! It's the day of the Great Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is …

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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604