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Guest First - Pre-Order Drink Service

DPAC offers pre-order drink service for all shows with an intermission. Pre-pay for your favorite beverage before the show begins, and there is no waiting in line during intermission. Guests get a ticket number and can easily find their drink of choice on designated lobby tables at intermission time.

Offered at:
  • Grand Tier Lobby (Backstage Bar/Encore Café)
  • Orchestra Lobby (Stage Door Bar/Applause Café)

Designated Driver Program – Responsibility Matters

The Designated Driver Program is designed to ensure guests a safe trip home from DPAC events. Guests who pledge not to drink alcoholic beverages during the event may sign up at Guest Services Window and are eligible for a complimentary fountain soft drink or water. 

Come early, and enjoy snacks and beverages in the BlueCross BlueShield of NC Atrium, our dramatic three-story glass-walled lobby. For most shows, our menu will feature soft drinks, coffee, bottled water, mixed drinks, wine by the glass plus a full selection of premium American, specialty, craft and import beers. Snack menus include a wide variety of candy, chips and even freshly baked cookies. Plus there is never a need to rush since snacks and beverages are welcome in the seating area for most shows.

Peanuts and other nut allergies

We recognize that some customers are allergic to peanuts and other tree nuts. We can't guarantee you won't be exposed during a visit to DPAC:

  • Food served at DPAC may contain peanut oils or trace amounts of peanuts or other tree nut products
  • We may serve nut mixes that contain other types of tree nuts
  • Guests may bring their own peanuts, foods with peanut butter or other types of nuts
  • Regular venue cleanings and our air filtration systems do not remove nut allergens

We strongly encourage you to take necessary medical precautions if you have a nut allergy because we cannot provide nut-free zones or accommodate specific requests not to serve food containing nuts.

Arts Center Info

  • 919.680.2787
  • 919.688.3722
The American Tobacco District
123 Vivian Street
Durham, NC 27701

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