Awards and National Rankings

Top 5 In America. #1 With Our Fans

Annually, DPAC is proud to be recognized with multiple awards in regional publications. And we're also proud to be among the top five theaters in the country, year after year in national attendance rankings. Since opening in 2008, DPAC has entertained over 3 million guests with a wide variety of Broadway, concert, comedy, and special events.

  • Pollstar Magazine - #4 in Attendance in the US (2018)
  • Venues Today - #5 in Attendance in the US for 2,001 - 5,000 Capacity Venues (Year-End 2017)
  • Billboard Magazine -  #6 in Gross Sales in the US for Venues up to 5,000 Capacity (2018)
  • TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence (2012 - 2017)
  • Triangle Business Journal - #1 Performing Arts Organization in the Triangle (2011 - 2018)
  • Indy Week - "Best of" Winner for Best Live Theater Venue (2009 - 2018)
  • Durham Magazine - Best Place for Live Music (2011-2018)
  • Durham Magazine- Best Place for Live Theater (2011 - 2017)
  • The Herald Sun - Reader's Choice Award: Best Live Entertainment (2009 - 2018)
  • Midtown Magazine - Best Live Theatre (2014 - 2019 Diamond Awards)
  • Carolina Parent - Reader's Choice Award: Place to Go for "Performing Arts" in the Triangle (2014 - 2018)