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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
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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

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Dane Cook

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Paw Patrol Live!

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Eddie Izzard Wunderbar World Tour 2019

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Carol Burnett

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Life will Be The Death Of Me: Chelsea Handler's Sit-Down Comedy Tour

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Blackbear With Special Guests Elohim & Gashi

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Mark Morris Dance Group

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Mark Morris Dance Group

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Styx with special guest Levon

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Ali Wong The Milk & Money Tour

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The Ultimate Queen Celebration Starring Marc Martel

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John Leguizamo

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Game Grumps Live! The Final Party

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Gladys Knight

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The Temptations and the Four Tops

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Tom Segura Take It Down Tour

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Jay Leno

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