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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
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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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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
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

Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris Dance Group brings their 1981 masterwork Gloria to the DPAC stage. With music by Antonio Vivaldi, performed live by the Durham Symphony, the North Carolina Master Chorale, and members of …


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Motown: The Musical

“MORE THAN A BROADWAY SHOW. A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC THAT TRANSFORMED AMERICA!” – CBS Sunday Morning It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now …


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Motown: The Musical

It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey …


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D.L. Hughley

One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today, D.L. Hughley will make a stop at DPAC. DL can currently be heard nationwide as host of his own afternoon radio s…


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Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

Paramount’s Laser Spectacular, the smash hit multi-media laser and light show featuring the music of Pink Floyd illuminates DPAC on Saturday September 23, 2017. Celebrating its 30th of …


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Circus 1903

Step right up! Step right up! The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of …


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Tajmo: the Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band

TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band sees Blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ share the stage with their band for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their …


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The Price is Right Live!

The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to "Come On Down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and …


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Peppa Pig Live!

The Peppa Pig stage show, based on Entertainment One’s (eOne) top-rated TV series, airing daily on Nick Jr., is one of the most successful family theater tours in U.S. history. One hundred …


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Rodney Carrington Live

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES Rodney Carrington, multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer will make a stop at DPAC. He has been making audiences laugh for almost twenty years with his unique brand …


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Jim Jefferies Live

For Mature Audiences. Comedian Jim Jefferies has announced the Unusual Punishment Tour, his latest major multi-city standup comedy tour that will take him across the United States and Canada. …


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Sip + Savor: A Wine and Food Experience

DPAC, along with the producers of Bull City Food & Beer Experience and TASTE events (produced by Durham & Chapel Hill Magazines) collaborate to bring the inaugural Sip + Savor - A Wine …


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Disney's The Little Mermaid

Broadway’s Under the Sea Spectacular! "One of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage." - Time Magazine In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful …


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Michael McDonald with Special Guest Marc Cohn

“Due in September, Wide Open sets McDonald’s gruff but heartfelt vocals—and his thoughts on romance and human nature—against arrangements that pull expertly from R&B, …


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Love Never Dies

LOVE NEVER DIES- The Phantom Returns Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Glenn Slater Book :Andrew Lloyd Webber & Ben Elton Additional Lyrics: Charles Hart Orchestrations: David Cullen & …


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John Cleese And The Holy Grail

Living comedy legend, JOHN CLEESE, is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A on November 8 at DPAC. Absurd and/or r…


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The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

Celebrating 30 years of stirring virtual adventure and memorable soundtracks with live orchestral renditions directly approved by franchise producer Eiji Aonuma, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the …


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Tori Amos

Celebrated singer-songwriter Tori Amos announced via Facebook Live her extensive North American fall concert schedule, kicking off on October 24 in St. Paul, MN and hitting major cities including …


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John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring: The Meeting of the Spirits

At the dawn of the 1970s, British guitarist John McLaughlin, fresh from recording Miles Davis’ seminal Bitches Brew, reinvented the possibilities of his electrified instrument. With his …


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Lewis Black: Rant, White & Blue

Following the highly successful 2016 leg of his THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES: THE NAKED TRUTH TOUR, Lewis Black’s 2017 THE RANT, WHITE & BLUE TOUR will stop at DPAC. LEWIS BLACK, …


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Hip Hop Nutcracker

Back by popular demand The Hip Hop Nutcracker returns to DPAC for two shows. A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s …


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St. Vincent: Fear the Future Tour

St. Vincent has announced the “Fear the Future Tour,” her first extended run of dates in over two years. Watch a “Very Special Announcement” from St. Vincent here: …


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School of Rock

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical …


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On Your Feet!

From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when …


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John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous

John Mulaney is an Emmy Award winning writer and comedian who will be bringing his Kid Gorgeous Tour to DPAC. John Mulaney most recently starred in the Broadway hit, "Oh, Hello on …


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Les Misérables

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed …


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RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles

RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in …


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The Phantom of the Opera

“Highly recommended. Extraordinarily opulent.” – Chicago Sun-Times Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA …


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The Color Purple

THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered …


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The Sound of Music

“Sparkling, fresh and lively.” – Los Angeles Times The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to DPAC. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical …


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Waitress The Musical

"THE WOMEN OF WAITRESS ARE CHANGING BROADWAY!" (Time Magazine). Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics …


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The Illusionists

Magic’s Cirque Du Soleil” -The Times of London Direct from Broadway, the world’s best selling magic show is coming to DPAC. This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw …


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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