Durham Performing Arts Center Tickets and Seating Charts - Durham, NC
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Durham Performing Arts Center - End Stage Seating Map

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About Durham Performing Arts Center

Located in Durham, North Carolina, Durham Performing Arts Center is a performing arts center that first opened its doors in 2008. Currently, it’s under the ownership of City of Durham.


Durham Performing Arts Center Seating

The venue has a total capacity of 2,712, although this number can fluctuate based on the event and seating arrangement. Also known as DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center is an enclosed venue.


Events at Durham Performing Arts Center

Durham Performing Arts Center is the hub for several events. The venue serves as the stage for concert, comedy, children / family and theater events, in addition to hosting other functions.


Getting into Durham Performing Arts Center

Want to ensure a smooth entry to Durham Performing Arts Center? We've got you covered! From security to accessibility, we've compiled all the info you need for a hassle-free arrival.


Security at Durham Performing Arts Center

Security at Durham Performing Arts Center is taken very seriously. All guests are required to go through security checks before entering the venue. Typically, security checkpoints tend to get longer as you get closer to the start time of the event. We recommend planning ahead so you don’t miss anything. Please note that Durham Performing Arts Center has a strict bag policy.


Durham Performing Arts Center Bag Policy & Prohibited Items

DPAC asks guests to limit what they bring with them to events. Fewer items to check means that lines to enter DPAC are shorter and faster.

    Items usually allowed include:
  • Bottles
  • Empty plastic water bottles that can be filled at all lobby areas' water bottle filling stations.
  • Personal safety devices, including pepper spray, keychain alarms, or other non-lethal self-defense devices, as allowed by NC Law.
  • Prescription medications & medical supplies such as walkers, oxygen tanks or concentrators, and diabetic travel kits.
  • Seat Cushions
  • standard stadium cushions of 3-inch depth or less.
  • Service Animals
  • Small Snacks
  • As needed for special dietary reasons.
  • Umbrellas
  • Water – Sealed and unopened water bottles up to 20 ounces in size.
    Prohibited Items:
  • Audio recorders
  • Baby seats or baby carriers
  • Backpacks or bags larger than 12 x 12 x 10.25 (without compression)
  • Balloons
  • Beverages (except bottled water, as noted above)
  • Cameras
  • Coolers
  • Emotional support animals
  • Fireworks
  • Flowers (except for local productions and events)
  • Food (except small snacks needed for special dietary reasons)
  • Gifts (wrapped or unwrapped)
  • Illegal drugs
  • iPads and other electronic tablets
  • Knives over 3 inches in length
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser pointers
  • Noisemakers
  • Parcels or packages
  • Restaurant takeout food containers
  • Signs or banners
  • Stuffed animals
  • Video recorders
  • Weapons of any type or kind


What to Bring to Durham Performing Arts Center

When you come to an event at Durham Performing Arts Center, please make sure to bring your ticket and a valid ID, especially if you want to purchase alcohol. We recommend bringing a credit or debit card and also a little cash. Because this is an indoor venue, weather is often not a factor. However, as it is climate-controlled, it might be worth bringing a light jacket just in case it gets a little chilly inside.


Is Durham Performing Arts Center ADA Accessible?

Durham Performing Arts Center is committed to providing a comfortable experience for all guests. Assistive listening is available, and so is sensory accessibility. The venue is ADA compliant, too. Typically, Durham Performing Arts Center has special seating and preferred entry gates for these patrons. Be sure to check the policy for your specific event for more information.


Durham Performing Arts Center Experience

Your experience at Durham Performing Arts Center extends beyond the event itself. Discover delicious food and drinks, convenient transportation options, and more to create an unforgettable memory.


Food and Beverage at Durham Performing Arts Center

Plenty of concessions are available at Durham Performing Arts Center. Non-alcoholic beverages are served as well as alcoholic beverages including but not limited to wine, beer and mixed drinks.


Payment Methods Accepted at Durham Performing Arts Center

Durham Performing Arts Center primarily operates on a cashless basis. This implies that while some vendors may still accept cash, most onsite purchases are done with digital wallets or debit and credit cards. Although Durham Performing Arts Center accepts most credit cards (such as Visa and Mastercard), it is prudent to carry a small amount of cash for tipping and for the few vendors that might accept it inside and outside the venue.


Can I Smoke at Durham Performing Arts Center?

Yes, Durham Performing Arts Center has designated smoking areas located throughout the venue. In these areas, cigarettes, vapes, and e-cigarettes are permitted. However, it should be noted that smoking in the seating area is generally not permitted.


How to Get to Durham Performing Arts Center

Durham Performing Arts Center is located at 123 Vivian St, Durham, North Carolina, 27701. We've got you covered with all the options to get there, from public transportation to convenient rideshares.


How Early Should I Get to Durham Performing Arts Center?

Arrival times may vary depending on the event, but we recommend arriving at the venue about an hour before the scheduled start time. This gives you some breathing room in case of traffic congestion, parking difficulties, visits to the merchandise store, or if you want to grab some food and drinks before the event starts.


Rideshare Drop-off and Pickup Location

At Durham Performing Arts Center, there are specific pick-up locations for rideshare users. You’ll find the designated pick-up spots at the curb directly in front of the entry doors on Vivian Street. Using rideshare to attend an event is a great option because it eliminates the stress of finding parking, which can often be scarce and expensive. Additionally, ridesharing promotes safety by providing reliable transportation if you plan on drinking alcohol during your visit.


Closest Bus Stop to Durham Performing Arts Center

For a budget-friendly option, the nearest bus stop is located at Pettigrew St at Mangum St (EB). This bus station is located 0.2 mi from the venue.


Closest Train Stop to Durham Performing Arts Center

You can find the nearest train/metro station at Durham Station. This station is located 0.4 mi from the venue. One of the biggest benefits of taking the train is that it is rarely late, and you never have to deal with unforeseen traffic or parking issues.

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.

Capacity:
2,700
Date/Year Built/Opened:
2008

Event Dates and Pricing Information

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