Awards & National Rankings

Top 5 In America. #1 With Our Fans

Over the past ten seasons, DPAC has been honored to be regionally and nationally recognized as one of the top theaters in the nation.  Since opening in 2008, DPAC has entertained over 4 million guests with a wide variety of Broadway, concert, comedy and special events.

  • International Buyers Association (IEBA) - Theater of the Year Award (2018)
  • Pollstar Magazine - #3 in Attendance in the US (3rd Quarter 2019)
  • Venues Now - #2 in Attendance in the US and #2 in Attendance Worldwide for 2,001 - 5,000 Capacity Venues (Mid-Year 2019)
  • Billboard Magazine -  #4 in Gross Sales in the US for Venues up to 5,000 Capacity (2019)
  • TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence (2012 - 2018)
  • Triangle Business Journal - #1 Performing Arts Organization in the Triangle (2010 - 2019)
  • Indy Week - "Best of" Winner for Best Live Theater Venue (2009 - 2019)
  • Durham Magazine - Best Place for Live Music (2011-2019)
  • 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 Favorite Award: Performing Arts (2014 - 2018)
  • Curbed- 21 Most Spectacular Theaters in the U.S. (2018)
  • North Carolina Travel Industry Association- NC Visitor Attraction of the Year (2018)
  • WRAL.com- Voters' Choice Awards: Performing Arts Venue (2017, 2018)