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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.

General
  • Business Hours: Varies per performance schedule.
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  • Miles To Convention Center: 0.40
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 14.2
  • Miles to VIC: 0.30
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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
Performing Arts
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  • Arts:
Age-appropriate
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Nightlife & Entertainment
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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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  • Outdoor Capacity: 0
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Meeting Facility Rooms
Main Lobby (2nd floor)
65 X 120
7800.00
400
800
Upper Lobby (3rd floor)
65 X 65
4225.00
300
450
Theater
75 X 80
6000.00
2712
600
480
Stage
50 X 50
2500.00
300
300
PC Lounge
40
65
Skyline Lounge
80
120

Pilobolus Children's Matinee

“Pilobolus embodies a large part of what the best in contemporary dance is all about: discovery. Making something new with the same standard body parts the rest of us have”—The …


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Pod Tours America

POPULAR POLITICAL PODCAST Liberal progressive podcast, Pod Save America, co-hosted by Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, Jon Lovett, Daniel Pfeiffer and special guests is hitting the road and making a …


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Paul Taylor Dance Company

The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world's most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. Artistic Director Paul Taylor is considered by many to be America’s …


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Lea Michele & Darren Criss

Actors and musicians Lea Michele and Darren Criss will be embarking on their first ever co-headlining tour including an appearance at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The duo will hit the stage …


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Impractical Jokers

By popular demand, an additional show for the cast of truTV’s Impractical Jokers has been added. The cast of truTV’s Impractical Jokers a.k.a. acclaimed comedy troupe The Tenderloins w…


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Impractical Jokers w/ The Tenderloins

By popular demand, an additional show for the cast of truTV’s Impractical Jokers has been added at DPAC on July 1, 2018 at 5:00pm. The cast of truTV’s Impractical Jokers a.k.a. acclaimed …


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L-E-V

One Night Only! Since 2006, collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have been a significant voice in the artistic community, creating a continuous stream of critically acclaimed original works for …


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Bring it! Live

The Hottest Dance Show of the Summer LIFETIME’S HIT SERIES “BRING IT” SET TO TAKE THE STAGE IN AN ALL-NEW SHOW   After two consecutive years of bringing down the house, …


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Jill Scott

After selling out her 2015 show at DPAC, Grammy® award-winner, singer-songwriter Jill Scott is returning for what will be this summer’s hottest show. Jill Scott is known for her biggest …


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Indigo Girls

Grammy award-winning folk rock duo. Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. W…


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Punch Brothers

Modern Bluegrass’s #1 Band Punch Brothers are coming to DPAC with special guest Madison Cunningham on Sunday, July 22, 2018.  Punch Brothers are the acoustic quintet of mandolinist C…


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The Book of Mormon

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment …


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Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

FOUR-TIME GRAMMY® AWARD WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER Four-time Grammy® Award winner Lyle Lovett, returns to the DPAC stage with His Large Band. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle L…


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Jo Koy

Jo Koy “Breaks the Mold” with his new tour, selling out shows in Australia, Hawaii, Las Vegas, and California. For the first time ever, Jo Koy will bring his infectious energy and …


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James Bay Electric Light Tour

Breakout British Singer-Songwriter Three-time Grammy® Award-nominated and Brit Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter will be hitting the DPAC stage as part of his Electric Light …


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My Favorite Murder Live

HIT TRUE CRIME COMEDY PODCAST Following up on their sold-out winter and upcoming European tours, true-crime comedy podcast “My Favorite Murder” has announced a 16-date fall tour. …


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Bill Maher

“Politically Incorrect” Comedian & Host of HBO’s “Real Time” Returns An equal opportunity offender, Bill Maher has garnered millions of fans as he takes on …


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Brian Regan

Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and …


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Joan Baez: Fare Thee Well... Tour 2018

Celebrating 60 Years of Music History Acclaimed artist and activist Joan Baez will begin a run of North American dates beginning on September 11. The extensive run of shows, following 50 UK and …


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Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Frankie Valli, who rose to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony®-winning musical Jersey Boys …


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Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy

Music and Video Live On Stage From One of the World’s Best-Selling Video Games Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY expands it’s 2018 North American tour schedule with a premier at …


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Myster Science Theater

After an incredible tour in 2017, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” announces the MST3K Live 30th Anniversary Tour featuring, for the first time in 25 years, original host and MST3K creator …


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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

The Holiday’s Best Concert – Back for Two Incredible Shows This year marks the 34th Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that …


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Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“A marvelous show for everyone. You’re guaranteed to have a ball!” – NPR Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Durham’s golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a …


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Rock of Ages

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America! Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, …


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Tap Dogs

15 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 1 GLOBAL DANCE SENSATION 12 MILLION TICKET BUYERS CAN’T BE WRONG The global dance sensation TAP DOGS hits the road on an international tour of jaw dropping new …


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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