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From Greensboro to Durham, Chapel Hill to Cary, Raleigh and east to the coast, Durham Performing Arts Center has become the award-winning home for superstar entertainment in the Triangle region. DPAC has sold out over 150 shows including musical acts Neil Young, Paul Simon, and Dolly Parton, comedians Carol Burnett and Robin Williams, and four consecutive weeks of Disney’s The Lion King.

Since our doors opened in 2008, DPAC has quickly grown into an established cultural landmark for popular entertainment in the Triangle and beyond.

DPAC is currently listed at #3 in Pollstar Magazine’s Top Worldwide Theater Venues; we have also won the Durham Herald-Sun Reader’s Choice award for Best Entertainment and the Independent Weekly’s Best of Award for Live Theater from 2009-2013. DPAC has received two Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the leading online travel website.

DPAC has presented more than 520 ticketed events since our grand opening, with over 1.5 million guests from the region in attendance. We will present over 180 performances throughout the upcoming year. SunTrust Broadway at DPAC 2013 / 2014 season boasts almost 14,000 Season Seat Members and has become one of America’s biggest Broadway subscription series in five short years.

2013-2014 Season

• Sheryl Crow - August 3, 2013
• Bill Maher* - August 10, 2013
• Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure* - August 16, 2013
• Toni Braxton - August 18, 2013
• Rickey Smiley & Friends - August 24, 2013
• Blue Man Group* - September 5-8, 2013
• Charlie Wilson* - September 20, 2013
• Alabama* - September 28, 2013
• The Weeknd - October 2, 2013
• Jack Johnson* - October 3, 2013
• Disney's Beauty and the Beast* - October 8-13, 2013
• Lewis Black - October 17, 2013
• The Return of the Legends - October 18-19, 2013
• So You Think You Can Dance* - October 22, 2013
• Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience - October 24, 2013
• Neko Case* - October 26, 2013
• India.Arie - October 29, 2013
• John Legend* - October 31, 2013
• John Fogerty* - November 3, 2013
• The Piano Guys* - November 5, 2013
• Lynyrd Skynyrd - November 7, 2013
• John Oliver* - November 9, 2013
• GHOST: The Musical* - November 12-17, 2013
• Amos Lee - November 18, 2013
• Ron White* - November 22, 2013
• QDR Country For Kids - November 23, 2013
• Straight No Chaser* - November 24, 2013
• MGMT - November 29, 2013
• Michael McDonald - December 1, 2013
• Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical* - December 3-8, 2013
• Natalie Cole - December 10, 2013
• Carolina Ballet's The Nutcracker - December 14-15, 2013
• KEM - December 16, 2013
• Theatre in the Park's A Christmas Carol* - December 19-22, 2013
• Patti LaBelle* - January 11, 2014
• Once The Musical* - January 21-26, 2014
• Pixies - January 31, 2014
• Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned - February 1-2, 2014
• Gov't Mule - February 8, 2014
• The Book of Mormon* - February 11-23, 2014
• Alton Brown* - February 27, 2014
• Celtic Woman - March 8, 2014
• Bull City Food and Beer Experience* - March 9, 2014
• Evita* - March 11-16, 2014
• The Moody Blues* - March 18, 2014
• The Ten Tenors - March 20, 2014
• Crosby, Stills & Nash* - March 24, 2014
• Zakir Hussain - March 27, 2014
• Jay Leno* - March 28, 2014
• Chelsea Handler* - April 5, 2014
• Get The Led Out - April 6, 2014

*Denotes the show had sold-out performances.

2012-2013 Season

• Crosby, Stills and Nash* - July 8, 2012
• Jackson Browne* - July 22, 2012
• Chicago The Musical - July 31-August 5, 2012
• Ted Nugent - August 9, 2012
• Kathy Griffin - August 10, 2012
• George Jones - August 18, 2012
• Meat Loaf - August 19, 2012
• Duran Duran* - August 21, 2012
• Dead Can Dance - September 1, 2012
• Creed - September 5, 2012
• Dennis Miller - September 8, 2012
• Al Green* - September 19, 2012
• Brian Regan* - September 22, 2012
• Fiona Apple - September 27, 2012
• Joan Rivers* - September 28, 2012
• Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson* - September 29, 2012
• War Horse* - October 2-7, 2012
• ZZ Top - October 10, 2012
• Bonnie Raitt* - October 12, 2012
• The Australian Pink Floyd Show - October 14, 2012
• Indigo Girls - October 19, 2012
• Theresa Caputo* - October 23, 2012
• David Sedaris* - October 26, 2012
• Randy Travis - October 28, 2012
• Jersey Boys* - October 30-November 18, 2012
• QDR Country for Kids - November 27, 2012
• Joe Bonamassa - November 28, 2012
• Clay Aiken - November 29, 2012
• Mannheim Steamroller Christmas* - November 30, 2012
• Cedric the Entertainer* - December 1, 2012
• So You Think You Can Dance Tour* - December 2, 2012
• Million Dollar Quartet* - December 4-9, 2012
• Theatre in the Park's A Christmas Carol* - December 15-16, 2012
• Joy, An Irish Christmas - December 18, 2012
• The Isley Brothers* - December 21, 2012
• Carolina Ballet's The Nutcracker* - December 29-30, 2012
• Jekyll & Hyde* - January 8-13, 2013
• Willie Nelson* - January 18, 2013
• C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters* - January 19, 2013
• Don Williams - January 24, 2013
• Whoopi Goldberg - January 25, 2013
• Robin Williams with David Steinberg* - January 26, 2013
• Tony Bennett* - February 1, 2013
• Jerry Seinfeld* - February 2, 2013
• Mary Poppins* - February 12-17, 2013
• Olivia Newton-John - February 19, 2013
• Bull City Food and Beer Experience* - February 24, 2013
• Jon Stewart* - March 2, 2013
• Nas with special guest DMX* - March 3, 2013
• The Whispers vs. The Dramatics - March 9, 2013
• Lord of the Dance - March 10, 2013
• Rain - March 12, 2013
• Daryl Hall and John Oates* - March 13, 2013
• Anything Goes* - March 19-24, 2013
• Seth Meyers* - March 29, 2013
• Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell and Richard Thompson Electric Trio - March 30, 2013
• Smokey Robinson* - April 5, 2013
• Diana Krall* - April 6, 2013
• NEEDTOBREATHE - April 10, 2013
• Bill Engvall & Larry the Cable Guy - April 13, 2013
• Brit Floyd - April 14, 2013
• Alton Brown* - April 18, 2013
• Chris Tucker* - April 19, 2013
• Love Lies - April 20, 2013
• B.B. King & The Robert Cray Band* - April 21, 2013
• Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth - April 23, 2013
• Sarah Silverman - April 24, 2013
• Carolina Ballet's Carolina Jamboree - April 26, 2013
• Celtic Woman - April 27, 2013
• Priscilla Queen of the Desert* - April 30-May 5, 2013
• Il Divo* - May 7, 2013
• Amy Schumer - May 10, 2013
• Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett* - May 12, 2013
• Sister Act* - May 14-19, 2013
• Carolina Ballet's Giselle - May 23, 2013
• Triangle Rising Stars - June 2, 2013
• Kevin James* - June 5, 2013
• Shankar Ehsaan Loy - June 7, 2013
• Anthony Hamilton with Eric Benét & Marcus Canty* - June 8, 2013
• American Dance Festival - June 13-July 27, 2013
• Kings of the Mic: LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul - June 16, 2013
• Gladys Knight & The O'Jays* - June 30, 2013

*Denotes the show had sold-out performances.

2011-2012 Season

• David Gray - July 3, 2011
• Dolly Parton* - August 2, 2011
• Steely Dan* - August 4, 2011
• Maze featuring Frankie Beverly - August 19, 2011
• Ron White* - September 10, 2011
• Steve Earle - September 17, 2011
• Earth, Wind, and Fire* - September 18, 2011
• Blondie - September 21, 2011
• Come Fly Away - September 27-October 2, 2011
• Peter Frampton - October 5, 2011
• Charlie Wilson - October 6, 2011
• Weird Al Yankovic - October 9, 2011
• Joe Walsh with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - October 18, 2011
• Willie Nelson* - October 20, 2011
• Louis CK* - October 21, 2011
• John Oliver* - October 22, 2011
• Rock of Ages - October 25-30, 2011
• Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes* - November 10-27, 2011
• QDR Country for Kids* - November 30, 2011
• Paul Simon* - December 1, 2011
• Theatre in the Park's A Christmas Carol* - December 3, 2011
• Hall & Oates* - December 7, 2011
• Carolina Ballet's The Nutcracker - December 10-11, 2011
• Kenny G Holiday Show* - December 15, 2011
• The O'Jays* - January 15, 2012
• Rain* - January 17-18, 2012
• Bill Cosby* - January 21, 2012
• Memphis* - January 24-29, 2012
• Kelly Clarkson - January 31, 2012
• Bill O'Reilly* - February 3, 2012
• Aretha Franklin* - February 9, 2012
• Steve Harvey* - February 11, 2012
• Tyler Perry's The Haves and The Have Nots* - February 25-26, 2012
• The Addams Family - February 28-March 4, 2012
• Big Time Rush with One Direction* - March 6, 2012
• Tyrese and Monica - March 10, 2012
• Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt - March 15, 2012
• Diana Krall* - March 22, 2012
• Ira Glass - March 24, 2012
• The Moody Blues* - March 25, 2012
• Pink Martini - March 30, 2012
• Disney's Phineas & Ferb Live - March 31, 2012
• Fresh Beat Band* - April 5, 2012
• Loretta Lynn* - April 7, 2012
• Kevin James* - April 10, 2012
• Daniel Tosh* - April 11, 2012
• Lewis Black - April 13, 2012
• Martina McBride - April 14, 2012
• Patti LaBelle* - April 15, 2012
• Bring It On - April17-22, 2012
• Mohammad-Reza Shajarian - April 28, 2012
• Elvis Costello & the Imposters - April 29, 2012
• Wicked* - May 2-27, 2012
• Steve Martin with The Steep Canyon Rangers* - June 3, 2012
• West Side Story* - June 5-10, 2012
• American Dance Festival - June 14-July 28, 2012
• Anita Baker* - June 17, 2012
• An Evening of Bluegrass with Vince Gill - June 24, 2012

*Denotes the show had sold-out performances.

2010-2011 Season

• Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band* - July 11, 2010
• Mary Chapin Carpenter - July 18, 2010
• Melissa Etheridge - July 26, 2010
• Norah Jones* - August 8, 2010
• Lyle Lovett and His Large Band* - August 18, 2010
• Natalie Merchant - August 30, 2010
• Lewis Black* - September 10, 2010
• Buddy Guy: Bull Durham Blues Festival - September 11, 2010
• Billy Elliot the Musical - October 30-November 14, 2010
• Celtic Thunder - November 17, 2010
• QDR Country for Kids - November 18, 2010
• Joe Bonamassa - November 20, 2010
• A Christmas Carol - December 3-5, 2010
• Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein - December 7-12, 2010
• 12 Days of Christmas with Amy Grant & Vince Gill* - December 14, 2010
• Cedric The Entertainer* - December 18, 2010
• Disney’s The Lion King* - January 4-30, 2011
• The Temptations & The Four Tops* - February 9, 2011
• Ricky Smiley with J. Anthony Brown* - February 11, 2011
• Jerry Seinfeld* - February 12, 2011
• Madagascar Live - February 18-20, 2011
• In the Heights - February 22-27, 2011
• John Mellencamp - March 1, 2011
• Daniel O’Donnell - March 2, 2011
• Brian Regan* - March 3, 2011
• Erykah Badu* - March 4, 2011
• Celtic Woman - March 6, 2011
• Garrison Keillor - March 7, 2011
• Diana Ross* - March 11, 2011
• Blue Man Group* - March 15-20, 2011
• Wanda Sykes* - March 22, 2011
• Rodney Carrington - March 23, 2011
• YES - March 24, 2011
• Disney Live! Mickey’s Magic Show - April 1, 2011
• An Evening of Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett* - April 2, 2011
• Shrek the Musical - April 5-10, 2011
• Yanni in Concert - April 12, 2011
• Kem featuring Ledisi* - April 14, 2011
• Neil Young* - April 15, 2011
• Avenue Q - April 19-20, 2011
• Raheem DeVaughn & Mint Condition - May 5, 2011
• HAIR - May 10-15, 2011
• Chris Botti with The North Carolina Symphony - May 17, 2011
• Al Pacino - May 20, 2011
• Steve Martin with The Steep Canyon Rangers* - May 21, 2011
• Imagination Movers - May 22, 2011
• Monty Python’s Spamalot* - May 24-25, 2011
• Josh Turner - May 26, 2011
• B.B. King* - June 3, 2011
• Stephanie Miller - Sexy Liberal Comedy - June 4, 2011
• Tedeschi Trucks Band - June 12, 2011
• American Dance Festival - June 16-July 23, 2011
• Martin Lawrence* - June 19, 2011

*Denotes the show had sold-out performances.

2009-2010 Season

• Tori Amos - July 31, 2009
• Maxwell* - August 5, 2009
• Jamie Foxx in Concert - September 2, 2009
• The Fray - September 8, 2009
• Cirque Dreams Illumination* - September 15-20, 2009
• Kenny Loggins & Jimmy Messina - September 24, 2009
• Brian Regan* - September 25, 2009
• Alice Cooper - September 30, 2009
• 3 Jokers and a Queen - October 2, 2009
• Grease starring Taylor Hicks - October 6-11, 2009
• Robin Williams* - October 14, 2009
• Imagination Movers* - October 15, 2009
• Kathy Griffin - October 16, 2009
• The Australian Pink Floyd Show - October 17, 2009
• David Copperfield - October 20-21, 2009
• Roger Daltrey of The Who - October 28, 2009
• FunkFest - October 30, 2009
• Leonard Cohen* - November 3, 2009
• Kem, Najee and Maysa - November 6, 2009
• Jackson Browne* - November 11, 2009
• Steve Miller Band - November 13, 2009
• The Phantom of the Opera - November 26-December 20, 2009
• Vince Gill* - Jan 22, 2010
• Mamma Mia! - January 26-31, 2010
• Steve Winwood - February 9, 2010
• Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly* - February 12, 2010
• Celtic Woman* - February 13, 2010
• Harry Connick Jr. and Orchestra* - February 16, 2010
• Hairspray* - February 24, 2010
• Spring Awakening - March 2-7, 2010
• Gary Allan - March 12, 2010
• The Moody Blues* - March 24, 2010
• Wilco* - March 27, 2010
• Experience Hendrix* - March 28, 2010
• David Gray* - April 9, 2010
• Wicked* - April 21-May 16, 2010
• Chicago* - May 18, 2010
• The Color Purple - May 25-30, 2010
• Paula Deen Live! - June 5, 2010
• Disney's Beauty and the Beast*- June 8-13, 2010
• American Dance Festival - June 17-July 24, 2010
• Chaka Khan - June 20, 2010

*Denotes the show had sold-out performances.

2008-2009 Season

• B.B. King* - November 30. 2008
• Lewis Black* - December 3, 2008
• A Christmas Carol - December 5-7, 2008
• Kenny Rogers - December 11, 2008
• John Legend - The Inaugural Celebration - December 13, 2008
• Harry Connick Jr.* - December 17, 2008
• Jim Brickman - December 18, 2008
• Divine Performing Arts* - December 28, 2008
• NBC’s Last Comic Standing - January 4, 2009
• RENT starring Adam Paschal & Anthony Rapp* - January 20-25, 2009
• Aaron Lewis of STAIND - February 18, 2009
• Anthony Bourdain* - February 19, 2009
• Ricky Smiley* - February 13, 2009
• Willie Nelson* - February 20, 2009
• Ben Folds - February 25, 2009
• The Temptations & The Four Tops - February 26, 2009
• 70s Soul Jam* - February 28, 2009
• Jesus Christ Superstar - March 6-8 , 2009
• Morrissey - March 11, 2009
• George Lopez - March 14, 2009
• Fiddler on the Roof starring Topol* - March 17-22, 2009
• Bill Cosby* - March 29, 2009
• John Prine - April 4, 2009
• David Sedaris* - April 11, 2009
• Legally Blonde The Musical - April 14-19, 2009
• Mike Epps* - May 3, 2009
• A Prairie Home Companion* - May 9, 2009
• India Arie Soulbird Tour - May 10, 2009
• Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple* - May 12-17, 2009
• Steely Dan Rent Party Tour ’09* - June 9, 2009
• Big Black Comedy Tour - June 13, 2009
• American Dance Festival - June 18-July 25, 2009

*Denotes the show had sold-out performances.

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