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Durham Performing Arts Center


123 Vivian Street
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 680-2787
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Photo of Martha Martel Martha Martel
Sep 11, 2023 5

Beautiful venue. Parking was so easy. They had all kinds of snacks, clothing apparel for WICKED. We went with a group. Seating was very comfortable. Staff was Amazing.

Photo of Lysa Britt Lysa Britt
Sep 1, 2023 5

Convenient and they have the most amazing acts that come to perform never disappointed! We just saw Wicked, it held up to performances I've seen in New York. Can't wait for our next adventure there.

Photo of Loni Aycock Loni Aycock
Aug 31, 2023 5

This is such a nice venue. There really is NO bad seat in this place! We sat in Section 10, Row A which was the 2 level balcony for the musical WICKED. It was fantastic. The parking deck was very close to the venue with only a short walk. And checking in was seamless.

Photo of Chris Meehan Chris Meehan
Jul 15, 2023 5

Absolutely love DPAC. The theatre is well run, parking is easy, it’s a convenient location in downtown Durham, the off-Broadway shows are 5-star and they have a great variety, lights and sound are impeccable, ushers are friendly, ticket and security checks are efficient, and prices are fair (definitely less than Broadway). One of my favorite places, anywhere! They sent this update recently via email: “DPAC is nationally recognized as the #1 theater in the U.S. by VenuesNow in their recently released 2023 mid-year rankings. DPAC was also ranked as the #2, #3 and #5 theater in the nation by Pollstar and Billboard Magazine.” The rankings are well deserved!!

Photo of Michal Schmitt Michal Schmitt
Jul 3, 2023 5

I have been to a number of DPAC shows and have always been impressed with the experience. Each year they have a variety of excellent shows featuring top talent. There isn't a bad seat in the house. The facility is always clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. There are a few paid parking decks in the area but arrive with plenty of time since it can get quite congested.

Photo of Soulful Archer Soulful Archer
Jun 16, 2023 5

I was there for the recent STYX concert and my family and I have no complaints. The staff was extremely kind and helpful. We were pretty much escorted to my handicap spot and my wife and son were shown the seats in front of me. Heck, I even had one of the staff, a bubbly, cheerful woman on the second floor interior of venue help me pull on my concert t-shirt I bought. I usually have to complain about handicapped service because it's just not very good most places. Here I felt just like another concert goer. They saw me the person and not the guy in a wheelchair.

Photo of Tiffany Anderson Tiffany Anderson
May 17, 2023 5

This was my first time seeing a musical. I didn't know what to expect. This place is super nice and so clean! The lone tends to build during intermission but it went pretty quickly. They direct you which stall to go to and have hygiene products available. We were were on the third row on the balcony and we loved our seats! We could see everything. There were a few moments when I couldn't hear the audio. The cast and music was phenomenal. One thing to note about the stairs: they can be hard to maneuver. I am an aptuee and they made me nervous. Not unsafe... Just nervous. Wonderful time and sweet staff! Huge range of snacks and drinks. Highly recommend. I am getting a pretzel next time! They looked SO good.

Photo of Veronika Klubnica Veronika Klubnica
May 17, 2023 5

Always a lovely and friendly experience. I wish they had Broadway lotteries more often and offered student rush tickets. Some shows are quite empty. Why not sell out, even if at a lower price.

Photo of Lori Fenty Lori Fenty
May 7, 2023 5

Saw Moulin Rouge the Musical on 5/7. Was completely blown away by the performers, singing, dancing and backgrounds. Costumes were gorgeous and beautiful. Loved the show and highly recommend seeing it.

Photo of Fredericksburg Gutter and Lawn Fredericksburg Gutter and Lawn
Apr 22, 2023 5

Parking was easy to find and just a short walk to the venue. We were able to get concessions - pretzel, candy and drinks and enjoy the show. Staff were all kind and helpful in finding out seats and checking in.

Photo of Business AsUsual Business AsUsual
Mar 28, 2023 5

Amazingly beautiful venue, not a bad seat in the house. Very clean. Lots upon lots upon lots of the color RED. Sound system was great. Bathrooms were clean, drinks were easily accessible and a wide variety of drink choices. I also like that the venue is within walking distance of good food.