The Durham Performing Arts Center, also known as DPAC, is one of the largest arts venues in the Carolinas. In 2008, it opened after a $48 million build. With 2,712 seats, the Durham Performing Arts Center hosts musical shows, concerts, dance festivals, comedy routines and a multitude of other performances. Some shows that the venue has hosted include Mean Girls, Dear Evan Hansen, Anastasia and If/Then. It hosts over 200 shows a year, has been attended by billions of patrons and is owned by the Nederlander Organization, which also owns multiple Broadway theaters. The best Durham Performing Arts Center tickets are available at StubHub.
How many seats are in the Durham Performing Arts Center?
There are 2,712 seats in the Durham Performing Arts Center.
What are some nearby things to do?
Get your museum fix at the Nasher Museum of Art or the Museum of Life and Science. For those who want to get outside, Duke University is nearby. Tour the grounds by taking a self-guided tour. For those interested in sports, the Durham Bulls field is also close to the venue.
Is there food for sale?
Wine, cocktails, beer, soda and water is available. Candy, chips, pretzels and freshly-baked cookies are also on sale for those who would like something to eat.
Can I take pictures of the show?
No, pictures and recordings of the show (both audio and video) are not allowed. Please turn off all smartphones, cameras, tablets and beepers prior to the performance. Large cameras with detachable lenses are also prohibited.
What is Safety First Bag Check?
All bags and patrons are subject to search when they first enter the Durham Performing Arts Center. Alcohol, glass bottles, cameras and weapons are not allowed. Large bags and backpacks are also banned. For shows that cater to young children, diaper bags are allowed but may be searched. Your cooperation is appreciated.
What are some restaurants close by?
Get pizza at Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, burgers at Burger Bach or Bull City Burger and Brewery or Mediterranean food at Neomonde. For more options, check the list of preferred restaurants on the venue's website.
How accessible is this venue?
Accessibility is a priority at the Durham Performing Arts Center. A courtesy shuttle, accessible parking, restrooms, sign language and audio-described performances, hearing devices, special seating and other services are offered to those who need them.Back to Top
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