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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.

  • 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
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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
Upper Lobby (3rd floor)
65 X 65
75 X 80
50 X 50
PC Lounge
Skyline Lounge

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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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Carolina Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

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A Conversation with Bob Woodward

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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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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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Joe Bonamassa

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Tap Dogs

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Lightning Thief

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Derek Hough Live!

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
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