DPAC Nominated for IEBA Industry Award
DPAC is one of five top U.S. theaters nominated for a 2016 Industry Award by the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IBEA), the association has announced. Award winners will be announced in October.
DPAC joins New York’s Beacon Theatre, Chicago Theatre, Microsoft Theatre in LA and Nashville’s renowned Ryman Auditorium as IBEA’s nominees in the best theater category. The Honors and Awards Ceremony will be held on October 11 at the Country Musical Hall of Fame and Museum.
The nomination is the most recent of DPAC’s many recognitions as one of the top theaters in the United States. Earlier this year DPAC was ranked third in the country in attendance by entertainment trade publication Pollstar Magazine, and for six consecutive years it has been rated the region’s #1 performing arts organization by the Triangle Business Journal.
DPAC’s total attendance hit more than half a million this season, a 14 percent increase over last season. Under the direction of Nederlander and PFM, DPAC saw an overall increase in total show numbers with 249 events and 119 sellouts. While its showcasing of high-profile Broadway, concert and comedy events has made DPAC the unequivocal center for live entertainment in North Carolina, the theater also has been nationally highlighted as one of the country’s most highly-attended venues.