Welcome to the Durham Conventions & Art Complex
Unlock your event's X factor at the DPlex
The Durham Convention & Arts Complex (DPlex) is an exciting new offering launching summer 2023 in downtown Durham for conventions, meetings, and events. We invite you to make your upcoming meeting or event a “first-look” for your attendees to experience the venue and enjoy a warm welcome at the DPlex.
Durham Convention & Arts Complex
301 W Morgan St | Durham, NC 27701
A combination of the Durham Convention Center, Carolina Theatre, Durham Arts Council, and the Durham Armory, and expanding outdoor and flexible spaces, the DPlex offers a variety of meeting options for unique exhibits and intimate experiences alike. In addition to the public art installation located in DPlex plaza, meeting attendees will be delighted with artistic add-on options at conferences and events. The Carolina Theatre, Durham Arts Council, and Durham Armory all have unique and rich histories, augmented by museum and mural activations to tell their stories to event attendees. Unlock your event’s X factor at the DPlex – contact the Discover Durham sales team to book today.
Expanded Capacity for Bold Experiences — All in Durham's City Center
DPlex’s compilation of the four diverse venues’ space allows for 30% larger capacity than the 35,000 square feet of the recently renovated Durham Convention Center alone. Keynote speakers take center stage at Carolina Theatre's Fletcher Hall, while the Durham Arts Council's reception areas featuring rotating art exhibits wow private and corporate event goers, and the Durham Armory adds flexibility as the perfect backdrop for breakout sessions, entertainment, banquets, or seminars. Steps away from the very heart of downtown, nestled around a dynamic plaza and new public art project, with available state-of-the-art convention amenities at venues, you’ll find a variety of meeting options for unique exhibits and intimate experiences alike.
X Marks the Spot — Meet the DPlex Facilities
The DPlex is composed of four diverse venues – each with its own history and character that will delight your event attendees.
Durham Convention Center
The Durham Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown and anchors the DPlex, just steps away from Durham’s newest hotspots, restaurants, hotels, shops, and art galleries. With 35,000 square feet of versatile meeting and event space, a team of planning professionals, exceptional cuisine prepared by culinary experts, on-site audio visual and exhibitor services, it is the perfect fit for any occasion.
Host your keynote in Fletcher Hall, a performance hall graced by musicians, comics, speakers, and theater companies through the ages that has been restored to its original 1926 decor. The historic Beaux Arts-style building also includes two adjacent cinemas and a ballroom. All of the public spaces in the Carolina Theatre of Durham are available for rent, serving as stunning backdrops for cocktail hours and intimate receptions.
Durham Arts Council
The Durham Arts Council is a historic arts center in Durham’s city center. The facility includes a 200-seat theatre for performances and presentations, and meeting and reception spaces for private and corporate events. Reception areas are enhanced by rotating exhibits. A catering center is available to support off-site caterers.
The Durham Armory strikes the balance of flexibility and functionality for your event, whether it be for a breakout session, concert, reception, banquet, exhibit or seminar.