Wanda Sykes

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Accessibility

OpenCaptioningRed.png  Performances with open captioning are available upon request by e-mailing customerservice@dpacnc.com or by calling 919-680-2787 at least ten business days in advance of the scheduled performance.

AudioDescriptionRed.png Performances with audio description are available upon request by e-mailing customerservice@dpacnc.com or by calling 919-680-2787 at least ten business days in advance of the scheduled performance.

SignLanguageIconRed.png Performances with sign language are available upon request by e-mailing customerservice@dpacnc.com or by calling 919-680-2787 at least ten business days in advance of the scheduled performance.

For other services and accomodations, visit our Accessibility Page here.

Age Requirement

Please note that all guests require a ticket, regardless of age. Children under the age of 6 are not allowed at this performance. Children must be able to sit quietly in their own seat without disturbing other guests.

NEW - Cashless Payments for Snacks and Beverages at DPAC

  • Cash is no longer accepted for snack or beverage purchases at DPAC’s lobby bars or snack and beverage stands.
  • Snack and beverage purchases now require payment using credit or debit cards, Apple Pay or Google Pay or a DPAC gift card.
  • If you happen to arrive at DPAC with cash only, guests may purchase a DPAC gift card in $20 increments at our Entry Lobby Guest Services window. These gift cards can then be used at any lobby bar or snack and beverage stand.

Content Advisory

DPAC offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions will 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 website of each show to learn more about the 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 GuestServices@dpacnc.com.

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time.

DPAC for All

DPAC has reserved select seating starting at $25 + taxes per ticket, exclusively for residents of Durham for most Broadway shows and select special events, including Wanda Sykes.

DPAC for All tickets are available at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina – Ticket Center at DPAC, located at 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC 27701.  Please ask for “DPAC for All Seating” to purchase these seats.

Sales end one month prior to the opening night performance of each show or while supplies last. 

Here is a list of the other shows that offer City of Durham Residents tickets.

Event Schedule

7:00 PM- Lobby Doors
8:00 PM- Performance Begins

* Please note all times are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Face Covers - Optional

  • Based on personal preference, face covers are welcome at this event, but not required. 
  • Please note that health or safety requirements are subject to change per requirements of local or state officials or as specified by individual shows.

Inclement Weather

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

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, no large bags are allowed including backpacks and large purses 12 or more inches deep.
  • Small clutch purses are STRONGLY recommended.
  • For family shows that allow very young children, diapers bags are allowed for guests with infants and toddlers (child must be present).
  • Safety first is our goal. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback at guestservices@DPACnc.com  

This is a Phone Free Event - Details

Wanda Sykes has partnered with Yondr for all of her events. 

This event will be a phone-free experience. Use of cell phones, cameras or recording devices, including smartwatches, will not be allowed at this event. 

Upon arrival, all phones and smartwatches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests may maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. Anyone using a cell phone in the seating area will be immediately removed from the theater.

All pouches and equipment will be sanitized prior to individual use. The Yondr staff is trained and required to follow safety guidelines and hygiene.

To avoid waiting in lines before or after the event to obtain and return Yondr pouches, please consider leaving your phone in your car or at home.

Please note, mobile entry will not be available for this event.  All tickets must either be printed at home prior to arrival or picked up at will call on the night of the show.

We suggest you log into your Ticketmaster account before your scheduled performance time and print a PDF of your tickets. This PDF ticket will enable you to enter the event, so that you can leave your phone in your car.

We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience. For more information, please visit Wanda Sykes Yondr Policy

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

  • Print Your Tickets at Home
    • Log into your Ticketmaster account before you leave home and print a PDF of your tickets.
    • This PDF ticket is required and will enable you to enter the event, so that you can leave your phone in your car.
    • There is no mobile entry for this event.
  • For Fastest Entry – Leave Your Phones in Your Car 
    • To avoid waiting in lines before or after the event to obtain and return Yondr pouches, please consider leaving your phone in your car or at home.
  • What is a phone-free show? 
    • At a phone-free show, artists and audiences can enjoy the performance in the moment and without distraction, creating a better experience for everyone.
    • No cell phones, smartwatches, cameras, or recording devices are permitted in the performance area.
  • How does it work? 
    • Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and smartwatches are placed in Yondr cases by our staff and will be unlocked at the end of the show.
    • Guests maintain possession of their phones at all times.
    • Guests may access their phones in the designated Phone Use Areas throughout the venue at any time.

This is a strict NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED show. Please leave your phones in your cars or at home. Anyone who brings a cell phone will be required to place it in a locked YONDR pouch. Anyone caught with a cell phone inside the venue will be immediately ejected. 

WANDA SYKES  owns all rights in the content and materials delivered during her performance (the “Materials”). Any use of the Materials without the express prior written consent of WANDA SYKES is strictly prohibited and is punishable to the full extent of the law.

Tickets

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  • Most tickets buyers purchase right from our website using the Buy Tickets button on this page.
  • In addition to purchasing online, DPAC offers several other ways to purchase the seats you want to the best Broadway, concerts, comedy, family shows and special events in North Carolina.
  • Our computerized ticket system enables you equal access to great DPAC seats whether you buy online, by phone, or in person at DPAC.
  • For more details, visit our Purchase Seats page for complete information on purchasing great seats for all events at DPAC.

Vaccination / Negative Test Result – NOT REQUIRED

  • Given the declining number of cases and the declining percentage of people who test positive here in our region, this show will no longer require verification of vaccination status or a negative test result as a condition of attending events.
  • DPAC continues to encourage guests to consider public health guidance or advice from their medical providers on becoming fully vaccinated, receiving the booster vaccine (if eligible) or being regularly tested before coming to an event at DPAC.
  • Please note that health or safety requirements are subject to change per requirements of local or state officials or as specified by individual shows.

Video Screens

Currently, this event has not approved using our video screens. Please feel free to check back closer to the event for updates. If approved, we will post notice here.

For many concert, comedy, and special events at DPAC, we offer added views of the stage with two big screens (size: 16’ x 9’) hung to the sides of the stage or above the stage. These big screens can add to the visual experience of our concert, comedy, and special events and give guests seated farther from the stage what we like to call “a tenth row view”. Approval to use these screens always rests with the visiting show and about half of all concert and comedy events do use these screens.