Economic Impact


Every year, DPAC attracts hundreds of thousands of guests to Durham from throughout the region. In fact, almost four out of five DPAC guests come from outside of Durham.


This creates an incredible boost to the local economy and each year Discover Durham, Durham's official marketing agency, measures the visitor spending and economic impact generated by the events that DPAC hosts. DPAC is proud of this role in helping bring so many visitors to Durham where they can not only discover great events onstage at DPAC, but also see all that Durham has to offer.

Total Economic Impact

2017 / 2018 Season



Total Economic Impact

Since DPAC’s Opening in 2008

$785, 155, 989