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 (Mid-Year 2016 - 2017)
- Pollstar Magazine - #6 in the world for theater sized venues (Mid-Year 2016 - 2017)
- Venues Today - #6 in Attendance in the US for 2,001-5,000 Capacity Venues (Mid-year 2017)
- Billboard Magazine - #4 in Gross Sales in the US for Venues under 5,000 Capacity (2017)
- TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence (6th Consecutive Year, 2012 - 2017)
- Triangle Business Journal - #1 Performing Arts Organization in the Triangle (5th Consecutive Year, 2011 - 2015)
- Triangle Business Journal - #1 for Operating Budget (December 2016)
- Indy Week - "Best of" Winner for Best Live Theater Venue (7th Consecutive Year, 2009 - 2017)
- Durham Magazine - Best Place for Live Music & Best Place for Live Theater (6th Consecutive Year, 2011 - 2017)
- The Herald Sun - Reader's Choice Award: Best Live Entertainment 2016 (9th Consecutive Year, 2009 - 2017)
- Midtown Magazine - Best Live Theatre (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Diamond Awards)
- Carolina Parent - Reader's Choice Award: Place to Go for "Performing Arts" in the Triangle (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)