Durham Performing Arts Center - Durham, NC

Durham Performing Arts Center is one of the newer venues in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, but it has already made a name for itself as a destination for arts lovers. Since opening in 2008, the 2,700-seat venue has hosted a diverse array of performances per year, ranging from comedy to concerts to Broadway productions.

Durham Performing Arts Center opened with a sold-out performance by blues legend B.B. King on Nov. 30, 2008. Since then, it has hosted shows by ’80s superstars Duran Duran, folk rockers the Indigo Girls and R&B singer the Weeknd, among others. While the venue typically favors concert performances, it hosts a variety of events each year. Audiences have enjoyed Broadway productions, including The Book of Mormon, and performances by comedian Jerry Seinfeld and writer David Sedaris.

The center is located just off Durham Freeway in the American Tobacco Historic District. It is easily accessible from Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Cary and Raleigh via I-40, I-540 and I-85. There are thousands of parking spaces within a quarter mile of the venue, and a courtesy shuttle is available for attendees who prefer not to walk.

Visitors will find several hotel options near the arena, and restaurants and bars are plentiful. Many eateries offer preshow and postshow specials to accommodate visitors. Show nights can be very busy, so reservations are strongly encouraged. Adventurous diners can enjoy the flavors of New Zealand at the Burger Bach gastropub, and families should make it a point to visit the Nasher Museum on the Duke University campus, which offers art exhibits that range from medieval to contemporary.
Fri
Nov 22, 2019
8:00 PM
Sylvan Esso
Durham, NC
Sat
Nov 23, 2019
8:00 PM
Sylvan Esso
Durham, NC
Sun
Nov 24, 2019
7:30 PM
Kenny G
Durham, NC
Fri
Nov 29, 2019
8:00 PM
Il Divo
Durham, NC
Sat
Nov 30, 2019
3:00 PM
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Durham, NC
Sat
Nov 30, 2019
8:00 PM
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Durham, NC
Sun
Dec 1, 2019
3:00 PM
A Magical Cirque Christmas
Durham, NC
Sun
Dec 1, 2019
7:00 PM
A Magical Cirque Christmas
Durham, NC
Mon
Dec 2, 2019
7:30 PM
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Durham, NC
Tue
Dec 3, 2019
7:30 PM
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Durham, NC
Wed
Dec 4, 2019
7:30 PM
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Durham, NC
Thu
Dec 5, 2019
7:30 PM
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Durham, NC
Fri
Dec 6, 2019
8:00 PM
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Durham, NC
Sat
Dec 7, 2019
2:00 PM
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Durham, NC
Sat
Dec 7, 2019
8:00 PM
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Durham, NC
Sun
Dec 8, 2019
1:00 PM
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Durham, NC
Sun
Dec 8, 2019
6:30 PM
Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Durham, NC
Tue
Dec 10, 2019
7:30 PM
Kirk Franklin
Durham, NC
Sat
Dec 14, 2019
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Durham, NC
Sat
Dec 14, 2019
7:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Durham, NC
Sun
Dec 15, 2019
2:00 PM
Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Durham, NC
Wed
Dec 18, 2019
7:00 PM
A Christmas Carol
Durham, NC
Thu
Dec 19, 2019
7:00 PM
A Christmas Carol
Durham, NC
Fri
Dec 20, 2019
7:00 PM
A Christmas Carol
Durham, NC
Sat
Dec 21, 2019
2:00 PM
A Christmas Carol
Durham, NC
Sat
Dec 21, 2019
7:00 PM
A Christmas Carol
Durham, NC
Sun
Dec 22, 2019
2:00 PM
A Christmas Carol
Durham, NC
Wed
Jan 8, 2020
7:30 PM
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Durham, NC
Tue
Jan 14, 2020
7:30 PM
Come From Away
Durham, NC
Wed
Jan 15, 2020
7:30 PM
Come From Away
Durham, NC
Thu
Jan 16, 2020
7:30 PM
Come From Away
Durham, NC
Fri
Jan 17, 2020
8:00 PM
Come From Away
Durham, NC
Sat
Jan 18, 2020
2:00 PM
Come From Away
Durham, NC
Sat
Jan 18, 2020
8:00 PM
Come From Away
Durham, NC
Sun
Jan 19, 2020
1:00 PM
Come From Away
Durham, NC
Sun
Jan 19, 2020
6:30 PM
Come From Away
Durham, NC
Mon
Jan 20, 2020
7:30 PM
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Durham, NC
Sun
Jan 26, 2020
7:00 PM
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Durham, NC
Tue
Jan 28, 2020
7:30 PM
Rent
Durham, NC
Wed
Jan 29, 2020
7:30 PM
Rent
Durham, NC
Thu
Jan 30, 2020
7:30 PM
Rent
Durham, NC
Fri
Jan 31, 2020
8:00 PM
Rent
Durham, NC
Sat
Feb 1, 2020
2:00 PM
Rent
Durham, NC
Sat
Feb 1, 2020
8:00 PM
Rent
Durham, NC
Sun
Feb 2, 2020
1:00 PM
Rent
Durham, NC
Sun
Feb 2, 2020
7:00 PM
Rent
Durham, NC
Thu
Feb 6, 2020
7:30 PM
Black Jacket Symphony: Journey's Escape
Durham, NC
Fri
Feb 7, 2020
7:30 PM
Nashville Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Jimmy Yeary, Jeff Outlaw, Wynn Varble, The Warren Brothers & Tim Nichols
Durham, NC
Sat
Feb 8, 2020
8:00 PM
Jo Koy
Durham, NC
Tue
Feb 11, 2020
7:30 PM
Mean Girls
Durham, NC
Wed
Feb 12, 2020
7:30 PM
Mean Girls
Durham, NC
Thu
Feb 13, 2020
7:30 PM
Mean Girls
Durham, NC
Fri
Feb 14, 2020
8:00 PM
Mean Girls
Durham, NC
Sat
Feb 15, 2020
2:00 PM
Mean Girls
Durham, NC
Sat
Feb 15, 2020
8:00 PM
Mean Girls
Durham, NC
Sun
Feb 16, 2020
1:00 PM
Mean Girls
Durham, NC
Sun
Feb 16, 2020
6:30 PM
Mean Girls
Durham, NC
Wed
Feb 19, 2020
7:30 PM
Dancing With The Stars
Durham, NC
Thu
Feb 20, 2020
6:00 PM
Blippi Live
Durham, NC
Tue
Feb 25, 2020
7:30 PM
Summer - The Donna Summer Musical
Durham, NC
Wed
Feb 26, 2020
7:30 PM
Summer - The Donna Summer Musical
Durham, NC
Thu
Feb 27, 2020
7:30 PM
Summer - The Donna Summer Musical
Durham, NC
Fri
Feb 28, 2020
8:00 PM
Summer - The Donna Summer Musical
Durham, NC
Sat
Feb 29, 2020
2:00 PM
Summer - The Donna Summer Musical
Durham, NC
Sat
Feb 29, 2020
8:00 PM
Summer - The Donna Summer Musical
Durham, NC
Sun
Mar 1, 2020
1:00 PM
Summer - The Donna Summer Musical
Durham, NC
Sun
Mar 1, 2020
7:00 PM
Summer - The Donna Summer Musical
Durham, NC
Tue
Mar 3, 2020
7:00 PM
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros
Durham, NC
Wed
Mar 4, 2020
7:30 PM
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Durham, NC
Sat
Mar 7, 2020
7:00 PM
Sebastian Maniscalco
Durham, NC
Sat
Mar 7, 2020
9:30 PM
Sebastian Maniscalco
Durham, NC
Tue
Mar 10, 2020
7:30 PM
Les Miserables
Durham, NC
Wed
Mar 11, 2020
7:30 PM
Les Miserables
Durham, NC
Thu
Mar 12, 2020
7:30 PM
Les Miserables
Durham, NC
Fri
Mar 13, 2020
8:00 PM
Les Miserables
Durham, NC
Sat
Mar 14, 2020
2:00 PM
Les Miserables
Durham, NC
Sat
Mar 14, 2020
8:00 PM
Les Miserables
Durham, NC
Sun
Mar 15, 2020
1:00 PM
Les Miserables
Durham, NC
Sun
Mar 15, 2020
7:00 PM
Les Miserables
Durham, NC
Fri
Mar 20, 2020
8:00 PM
The Color Purple
Durham, NC
Sat
Mar 21, 2020
2:00 PM
The Color Purple
Durham, NC
Sat
Mar 21, 2020
8:00 PM
The Color Purple
Durham, NC
Sun
Mar 22, 2020
1:00 PM
The Color Purple
Durham, NC
Tue
Mar 24, 2020
7:30 PM
The Choir of Man
Durham, NC
Thu
Mar 26, 2020
7:30 PM
American Ballet Theatre: Giselle
Durham, NC
Fri
Mar 27, 2020
7:30 PM
American Ballet Theatre: Giselle
Durham, NC
Sat
Mar 28, 2020
1:00 PM
American Ballet Theatre: Giselle
Durham, NC
Sat
Mar 28, 2020
7:30 PM
American Ballet Theatre: Giselle
Durham, NC
Sun
Mar 29, 2020
1:00 PM
American Ballet Theatre: Giselle
Durham, NC
Mon
Mar 30, 2020
8:00 PM
Mandy Moore
Durham, NC
Fri
Apr 3, 2020
8:00 PM
Stomp
Durham, NC
Sat
Apr 4, 2020
2:00 PM
Stomp
Durham, NC
Sat
Apr 4, 2020
8:00 PM
Stomp
Durham, NC
Sun
Apr 5, 2020
1:00 PM
Stomp
Durham, NC
Sun
Apr 5, 2020
8:00 PM
Stomp
Durham, NC
Tue
Apr 7, 2020
7:30 PM
The Band's Visit
Durham, NC
Wed
Apr 8, 2020
7:30 PM
The Band's Visit
Durham, NC
Thu
Apr 9, 2020
7:30 PM
The Band's Visit
Durham, NC
Fri
Apr 10, 2020
8:00 PM
The Band's Visit
Durham, NC
Sat
Apr 11, 2020
2:00 PM
The Band's Visit
Durham, NC
Sat
Apr 11, 2020
8:00 PM
The Band's Visit
Durham, NC
Sun
Apr 12, 2020
1:00 PM
The Band's Visit
Durham, NC
Sun
Apr 12, 2020
6:30 PM
The Band's Visit
Durham, NC
Tue
Apr 14, 2020
7:30 PM
Tiny Meat Gang Tour: Cody Ko & Noel Miller
Durham, NC
Thu
Apr 16, 2020
7:00 PM
Bert Kreischer
Durham, NC
Fri
Apr 17, 2020
8:00 PM
Riverdance
Durham, NC
Sat
Apr 18, 2020
2:00 PM
Riverdance
Durham, NC
Sat
Apr 18, 2020
8:00 PM
Riverdance
Durham, NC
Sun
Apr 19, 2020
1:00 PM
Riverdance
Durham, NC
Sun
Apr 19, 2020
7:00 PM
Riverdance
Durham, NC
Wed
Apr 22, 2020
7:30 PM
Lake Street Dive
Durham, NC
Thu
Apr 23, 2020
7:30 PM
Gabriel Iglesias
Durham, NC
Sat
Apr 25, 2020
8:00 PM
The Bachelor - Live On Stage
Durham, NC
Tue
Apr 28, 2020
7:30 PM
Escape To Margaritaville
Durham, NC
Wed
Apr 29, 2020
7:30 PM
Escape To Margaritaville
Durham, NC
Thu
Apr 30, 2020
7:30 PM
Escape To Margaritaville
Durham, NC
Fri
May 1, 2020
8:00 PM
Escape To Margaritaville
Durham, NC
Sat
May 2, 2020
2:00 PM
Escape To Margaritaville
Durham, NC
Sat
May 2, 2020
8:00 PM
Escape To Margaritaville
Durham, NC
Sun
May 3, 2020
1:00 PM
Escape To Margaritaville
Durham, NC
Sun
May 3, 2020
6:30 PM
Escape To Margaritaville
Durham, NC
Fri
May 8, 2020
8:00 PM
Chris Tucker
Durham, NC
Sat
May 9, 2020
1:00 PM
Baby Shark Live!
Durham, NC
Sat
May 9, 2020
5:00 PM
Baby Shark Live!
Durham, NC
Tue
May 19, 2020
7:30 PM
My Fair Lady
Durham, NC
Wed
May 20, 2020
7:30 PM
My Fair Lady
Durham, NC
Thu
May 21, 2020
7:30 PM
My Fair Lady
Durham, NC
Fri
May 22, 2020
8:00 PM
My Fair Lady
Durham, NC
Sat
May 23, 2020
2:00 PM
My Fair Lady
Durham, NC
Sat
May 23, 2020
8:00 PM
My Fair Lady
Durham, NC
Sun
May 24, 2020
1:00 PM
My Fair Lady
Durham, NC
Sun
May 24, 2020
6:30 PM
My Fair Lady
Durham, NC
Tue
Jun 2, 2020
7:30 PM
Jesus Christ Superstar
Durham, NC
Wed
Jun 3, 2020
7:30 PM
Jesus Christ Superstar
Durham, NC
Thu
Jun 4, 2020
7:30 PM
Jesus Christ Superstar
Durham, NC
Fri
Jun 5, 2020
8:00 PM
Jesus Christ Superstar
Durham, NC
Sat
Jun 6, 2020
2:00 PM
Jesus Christ Superstar
Durham, NC
Sat
Jun 6, 2020
8:00 PM
Jesus Christ Superstar
Durham, NC
Sun
Jun 7, 2020
1:00 PM
Jesus Christ Superstar
Durham, NC
Sun
Jun 7, 2020
6:30 PM
Jesus Christ Superstar
Durham, NC
Fri
Jun 12, 2020
6:00 PM
Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold
Durham, NC
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
123 Vivian St, Durham, NC
History & Traditions:
Capacity:
2,700
Date/Year Built/Opened:
2008