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 4.7 million guests with a wide variety of Broadway, concert, comedy and special events.

  • International Buyers Association (IEBA) - Theater of the Year Award (2018)
  • Billboard Magazine -  #7 in Gross Sales in the US for Venues up to 5,000 Capacity (Mid-Year 2020)
  • Pollstar Magazine - #5 in Attendance in the US (Mid-Year 2020)
  • Venues Now - #3 in Attendance in the US for 2,001 - 5,000 Capacity Venues (Mid-Year 2020)
  • Carolina Parent - Reader's Favorite Award: Performing Arts (2014 - 2019)
  • Curbed- 21 Most Spectacular Theaters in the U.S. (2018)
  • Durham Magazine - Best Place for Live Music (2011-2020)
  • Durham Magazine- Best Place for Live Theater (2011 - 2017)
  • Indy Week - "Best of" Winner for Best Live Theater Venue (2009 - 2019)
  • Midtown Magazine - Best Live Theatre (2015 - 2020 Diamond Awards)
  • North Carolina Travel Industry Association- NC Visitor Attraction of the Year (2018)
  • The Herald Sun - Reader's Choice Award: Best Live Entertainment (2009 - 2018)
  • TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence (2012 - 2019)
  • Triangle Business Journal - #1 Performing Arts Organization in the Triangle (2010 - 2019)
  • WRAL.com- Voters' Choice Awards: Performing Arts Venue (2017 - 2019)