Thu - Sat
Jun 21 - 23


American Dance Festival at DPAC
Great Seats On Sale Tue May 1 at 11am | Seats Start at $30 + Ticket Fees

ADF Commissioned World Premiere!

“Pilobolus embodies a large part of what the best in contemporary dance is all about: discovery. Making something new with the same standard body parts the rest of us have”—The Washington Post.  This perennial crowd favorite will present an evening of work based on the five senses including Gnomen, a quartet for men with its lyrical exploration of relationships emerging from an unusually inventive physical vocabulary, Day Two, one of the company’s most amazing works set to a soundtrack from Brian Eno and Talking Heads that captures the awe of evolution and the wonder of existence, and a new ADF-commissioned all-female trio.  Evening performances contain nudity.


The evening performances contain nudity. There will be no nudity at the Children’s Matinee.

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Thu, Jun 21 - Sat, Jun 23, 2018



Find tickets online at, or at The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC, in person or by phone at 919.680.2787.

Purchase tickets to all 4 ADF shows* and receive a 25% discount.

*Does not include the Children’s Matinee performance.

Visit our Where to Buy page for The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC address and hours.


On Sale 05.01.18 11:00 am

Dates & Time

Know Before You Go

Age Requirement

  • Must be 3 years of age or older to attend an American Dance Festival performance, except for the specially designated children's matinee.
  • Everyone, regardless of age must have a ticket in order to be admitted into the theater.

Camera Policy

Photography and Video Recording is prohibited. All electronic devices (cell phones, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras) must be turned off before entering the seating area. Cameras with detachable lens are not allowed into the building.

Children's Matinee

This one-hour performance is specially curated to ignite and inspire the imaginations of children. The performance is followed by a FREE Kids’ Party in the DPAC lobby, complete with live music, face painting, snacks, and additional activities.

Note: There will be no nudity in the Children's Matinee.

Children of all ages are welcome at the Children’s Matinee. Please note that all guests require a ticket, regardless of age. 

Content Advisory

The evening performances contain nudity and adult themes. Not recommended for young children or preteens.

Parental discretion advised.

DPAC offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at DPAC. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at [email protected]

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time.

Event Schedule

8 pm Performance

7:00pm- Lobby Doors & Seating Area Opens
8:00pm- Performance Begins

*Please note all times are approximate and subject to change.


1 pm Performance 

12:00pm- Lobby Doors & Seating Area Opens
1:00pm- Performance Begins

*Please note all times are approximate and subject to change.


Safety First - Bag Check

For your safety, all guests and their bags are subject to inspection before entry. This inspection may include the use of metal detectors. Restricted items include, but are not limited to, Alcohol, Cameras, Glass Bottles, and Weapons of any kind. In addition, we will also now restrict backpacks and any oversized bags larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 10 inches (about the size of a standard milk crate). Safety first is our goal. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback at [email protected].

Weather Policy

All performances scheduled at DPAC normally take place as planned. For more information on our inclement weather policy, please visit INCLEMENT WEATHER FAQ.