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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
  • 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
  • Ages 6-12:
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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

Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol

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On Your Feet!

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Shopkins Live!

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Eddie B. - Teachers Only Comedy Tour

The Houston native is single handedly changing the comedy game, tapping into the minds of teachers around the world and selling out major arenas throughout the country in minutes! Eddie B. will b…


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Gobsmacked!

“Better than Glee…mesmerizing” – EdFest Magazine “GOBSMACKED! redefines the capabilities of the human voice” — South China Morning Post (Hong …


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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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Joe Rogan

By popular demand, an additional show for Joe Rogan has been added at DPAC on January 27, 2018 at 10:30pm. A stand-up comedian for more than 20 years, Joe Rogan sells out theaters internationally …


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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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The Temptations and the Four Tops

Two Motown Originators. One Legendary Night. The Temptations are the quintessential Motown vocal group. The quintet offered a rich blend of voices accompanied by stylish, coordinated dance m…


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The Temptations and The Four Tops

Returning by popular demand, Motown legends The Temptations & The Four Tops will once again grace the stage at DPAC. These vocal powerhouses boast three sold out performances at DPAC, and …


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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

“...arguably the finest songwriter putting pen to paper these days...” – Associated Press “...one of the finest singer-songwriters working at the intersection of …


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Adam Trent

The Illusionists Present ADAM TRENT “Seeing is dis-believing!” – New York Times Direct from Broadway, ADAM TRENT, the breakout star of the world’s best selling magic show …


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Diana Krall: Turn Up the Quiet Tour

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall will return to North America in January for the third US leg of her “Turn Up The Quiet World …


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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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6th Annual Bull City Food & Beer Experience

Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom and Sam’s Quik Shop will be hosting the 6th Annual Bull City Food and Beer Experience. The event features restaurants paired with breweries spread …


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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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Jerry Seinfeld

Back By Popular Demand, America’s Premier Comedian Jerry Seinfeld returns to DPAC with his signature stand-up. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things …


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Celtic Woman: Homecoming

Celtic Woman (www.celticwoman.com), the multi-platinum international music sensation, is returning with a brand new live show for an extensive North American tour. The much-anticipated concert, …


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Maks, Val, & Peta Live On Tour

Following a smash hit first tour, Maks and Val, the hottest stars of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars are back with an all new spectacular show and this time the family has grown. Joining them …


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Patti LaBelle

In the midst of new album releases, a second season of her acclaimed Cooking Channel show, and even a leading role in the 2017 Macy’s Day Parade, it’s extraordinary that singer Patti …


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Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All

Gabriel Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians performing to sold-out concerts around the world. He is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over …


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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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Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour

Inspired by favorite Disney Junior series, the interactive concert tour includes songs from Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, The Lion Guard, as w…


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Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience

Theresa Caputo, from TLC’s hit show, Long Island Medium, will be appearing live at DPAC. Theresa will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She will deliver …


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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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Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson, one of the most iconic figures in American R&B, is set to make his triumphant return to DPAC for an intimate, one-night engagement. The Motown legend and pioneer will perform …


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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