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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.
  • Concessions/Vending:
  • Miles To Convention Center: 0.40
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 14.2
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Payment/Discounts/Rates
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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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  • Performing Arts - Dance:
Category
  • Arts:
Age-appropriate
  • Ages 6-12:
  • Teens:
Nightlife & Entertainment
  • Comedy:
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

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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Opening Night Performance

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Dan TDM

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Paul Taylor Dance Company

One of the world’s most highly respected and sought-after ensembles, the Paul Taylor Dance Company will present two different programs of classic and new works. On Friday evening, the company …


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