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Durham Performing Arts Center


123 Vivian Street
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 680-2787
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Photo of Carmela Williams Carmela Williams
Aug 28, 2022 5

Nice venue with ample parking nearby. Plenty of employees to make ticketing go by fast, getting to your seat quickly. There were a plethora of bars and snack areas close by and with enough of a variety to please just about anyone. More importantly, these areas were also heavily staffed so that you could get your food and drinks and quickly get back to your seat. Seating was perfectly arranged so that everyone had a great view of the performer. Overall, our experience was definitely enhanced by such a nice venue. Thank you DPAC!

Photo of P Adams P Adams
Aug 13, 2022 5

Lots of restrooms. Seats were comfortable. Concessions food and drinks were good. RENT was GREAT! In fact, every show I have seen here has be good! Update: went to see Abba Arrival. It was a great show! Still my favorite place to go to see shows!

Photo of Im Giroir Im Giroir
Jun 22, 2022 4

Went here for Jesus Christ Superstar Musical. The seating was fantastic. Paid $125 a seat & was a perfect distance from the stage but close enough we could see the spit & sweat from the performers. ORCH Sec.2 seats G 305 & 306 & F 305. The food is obviously limited... containers of trail mix & yogurt pretzels for nearly $5 hot pretzels for $6 & sodas were $7. They do have alcohol available at different stations for each floor. The security is thorough but ladies are currently NOT limited on bag size like other venues. Parking at ATC was available for $7..only a few hundred feet from the venue....funny parking cost the same as a soda.. 😆. From the looks of it...I'm not sure there's a bad seat here...unless you short like myself.. but i still managed a fantastic view. 😊😁 wish I had more photos to share...but no video or photos were allowed of performance. 4 stars due to pricing of the concessions... they could definitely do better on this

Photo of Wanda Taybron Wanda Taybron
Jun 5, 2022 5

I've been to many great shows at the DPAC and have never had a bad experience. The staff is always very helpful. The venue is one of the best I've ever been to. I enjoy myself every time I go. It also didn't hurt that I won tickets to see Hamilton (again).

Photo of Patrick Nalley Patrick Nalley
May 28, 2022 5

The first picture is the orchestra pit. The second one is the stage for Hamilton. What an amazing show. The theater is of course fairly new and just beautiful on the outside. They have several parking lots, so parking was easy. The interior is beautiful also oh, and very very clean, and very secure, with lots of service people two man the food and refreshment stands. Drinks and food all right bit cheaper then they would be at the Ballpark. All the employees are extremely helpful. And friendly. I'd go there all the time if I could afford a season pass.

Photo of Nick de Silvia Nick de Silvia
May 6, 2022 5

Great facility that brings High Level and hit performances to the Triangle region. Parking in the area is very easy with 3+ associated parking decks. I feel lucky to have this available in our region. Have gone here multiple times to see Broadway and other shows. There are several check in lines and the easiest and fastest are for those patrons that don't bring bags or purses with them. Security is present with metal detectors and bag checks. Once inside assistance is always easy to find if needed and there are the typical concession booths and wine/alcohol for sale but also free water fountains.

Photo of Dewey Raynor Dewey Raynor
Apr 24, 2022 5

Saw Pretty Woman The Musical yesterday and thought it was fantastic. It has become one of my top three battling with Les Mise'rables and Phantom. Must say a "pretty" strong neighborhood. Not sure how the three will shuffle out over time. 🤔 I have to say the sound was excellent, the story true, the singers well tuned. Simply put an amazing production. 👏

Photo of Sherry Bevins Sherry Bevins
Apr 8, 2022 5

Fantastic venue for an extraordinary 2Cellos Concert! All the staff were efficient, friendly and welcoming and the area of Durham was great. Had dinner at Tobacco Road Cafe and the food was plentiful and delicious!