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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.
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  • 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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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

A Christmas Carol

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The Beach Boys

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

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The Hip Hop Nutcracker

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Summit Church Christmas

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Carolina Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

A holiday tradition that’s perfect for the whole family, Carolina Ballet’s is the only performance of The Nutcracker in the country with illusions created by world-renowned magician, R…


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Live from Here with Chris Thile

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Russell Peters

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Toni Braxton

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Mandolin Orange

Mandolin Orange — North Carolina-based singer-songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz — announce the release of Tides Of A Teardrop, their first new music since …


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A Conversation with Bob Woodward

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The Simon and Garfunkel Story

The Simon & Garfunkel Story Starring Taylor Bloom & Benjamin Cooley Direct from its Sellout Run in London A theatrical special event that tells the story of the world’s most …


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Disney DCappella

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Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“A marvelous show for everyone. You’re guaranteed to have a ball!” – NPR Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Durham’s golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a …


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Alan Parsons Live Project

Alan had dabbled with live performance in his late teens as a folk/blues acoustic player and as a lead guitarist with a blues band called The Earth in the late sixties in his hometown of London. …


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The Piano Guys

Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 65 since joining …


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Rock of Ages

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America! Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, …


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Wild Kratts Live 2.0

The Wild Kratts LIVE! stage show that has kids across North America buzzing is coming to DPAC with an ALL NEW show: “Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 – Activate Creature Power!” Get ready to …


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James Bay Electric Light Tour

Breakout British Singer-Songwriter Three-time Grammy® Award-nominated and Brit Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter will be hitting the DPAC stage as part of his Electric Light …


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Sesame Street Live!

Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the …


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Joe Bonamassa

“They're calling him the future of blues, but they're wrong - Joe Bonamassa is the present; so fresh and of his time that he almost defines it." - Classic Rock Magazine “Joe …


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Tap Dogs

15 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 1 GLOBAL DANCE SENSATION 12 MILLION TICKET BUYERS CAN’T BE WRONG The global dance sensation TAP DOGS hits the road on an international tour of jaw dropping new …


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Celtic Woman

Since its debut, global musical sensation Celtic Woman’s concerts continue to capture the hearts of an audience that spans the globe. Both an accomplished recording ensemble and a world-class …


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Chicago

From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic Vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-Classic Songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. 2019 marks the band’s 52nd …


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Gary Clark Jr.

“Come Together” was never the most sensical song in the Beatles’ catalog, but when John Lennon wrote one line in the last verse — “He got muddy water, he one mojo …


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Lightning Thief

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Chris D'Elia

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Derek Hough Live!

Dancing’s Biggest Superstar From the EMMY® award-winning mind of Derek Hough, the live dance show is the first-ever solo tour for the dynamo. The show features brand-new stage …


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Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical

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Professor Brian Cox

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Paw Patrol Live!

It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! …


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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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The Temptations and the Four Tops

Returning by popular demand, Motown legends The Temptations & The Four Tops come back to DPAC. These vocal powerhouses boast four sold out performances at DPAC, and guests can be guaranteed a …


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