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Durham Center For Performing Arts

Durham Center For Performing Arts

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123 Vivian St, Durham, North Carolina
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Durham Center For Performing Arts

Enjoy exciting concerts, comedy shows and theater events at Durham's top entertainment and performing arts venue. The Durham Center for Performing Arts presents blockbuster concerts, comedy performances and Broadway shows and musicals. Hailed for its aesthetics, acoustics, and excellent sightlines, DPAC is an architectural dream with a dramatic, multi-level glass lobby and a dynamic, intimate performance space that hosts the most demanding productions.
Since 2008, DPAC has hosted the country's biggest acts in music and comedy. Today you can experience the most exciting Broadway shows, including Wicked, War Horse, Chicago - The Musical and West Side Story. Enjoy the area's hottest live concerts and comedy shows, including Duran Duran, Martina McBride, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Joan Rivers.


Hours - Vary
Prices - Vary
  • SunTrust Broadway Series
  • Live Concerts
  • Comedy Shows
  • Cirque Dreams Illumination
  • MixNMingle Club
  • Field Trip Club For Teachers


  • Concerts
  • Broadway Shows & Musicals
  • Meetings & Events
  • Eating & Drinking

DPAC Events & Meetings -

Durham Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art event facility for receptions, meetings, conferences, and special events. DPAC features beautiful event venues, including the Performance Theater, BlueCross BlueShield of NC Atrium and Mildred and Dillard Teer Stage, with catering services, audio/visual equipment, room design, and themed decorations, as well as flowers, ice sculptures, and entertainment.

DPAC Seating -

DPAC is a contemporary, comfortable theater with over 2,700 seats on three levels of the performance theater. The President’s Club VIP Program offers an upscale entertainment experience with VIP seating in the first ten rows and VIP parking. For a seating chart, visit


Does DPAC present Broadway shows and musicals?

Yes! DPAC presents the SunTrust Broadway Series with exciting traveling Broadway shows and musicals. See Broadway shows and spectacles, such as War Horse, Chicago – The Musical, West Side Story, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Anything Goes and Sister Act. New York has never been so close.

Where can I eat and drink before the show?

DPAC is located in the thriving American Tobacco District, home to great restaurants and bars, just a few blocks away, including 604 West Village, Blu Seafood and Bar, Bull City Burger and Brewery, and Don Perros. DPAC offers snacks and drinks in the Grand Lobby (Backstage Bar and Encore Café) and Star Terrace Lobby (Stage Door Bar and Applause Café).


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