Parking Options

More Than 3,000 Parking Spaces Just Minutes From Our Doors


Parking is convenient at DPAC with five parking decks surrounding the center. In total, there are over 4,500 parking spaces within 3/10 of a mile from the center.

DPAC Guests' Most Popular Parking Options

American Tobacco East Deck

250 South Mangum Street
Durham , NC 27701
  • Parking Charge: $7 per car (cash and credit cards accepted)
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  • Location: Just south of DPAC, 1/10 mile (about 3-5 minutes)
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  • Distance from DPAC: 1/10 mile | Pedestrian walking time of about 3-4 minutes
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  • Operating Hours: Opens two hours prior to show time and remains open through midnight
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  • Description:
  • East Deck offers over 600 well-lit spaces (w/LED lighting) located on seven levels with one main elevator servicing all levels and a second elevator servicing levels 1-6. Arrive early, as the East Deck often sells out 45-60 minutes before show time.
  • East Deck is also the most convenient parking area for DPAC's signature restaurant partner NanaSteak.
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  • Accessibility:
  • DPAC specifically reserves 50 spaces on the second level for guests with an accessible parking placard or accessible license plate.
  • Additional accessible spaces are located on levels 3-6 adjacent to the main elevator.
  • There is one main elevator servicing all levels and a second elevator servicing levels 1-6.
  • Arrive early, as East Deck often sells out 45-60 minutes before show time. Parking can be purchased in advance by calling DPAC at 919.680.2787.
  • Please note that DPAC’s Courtesy Shuttle has returned to North Deck for the 2018 / 2019 season and no longer services East Deck. For guests with physical or mobility impairments that may limit a person’s walking distance, please visit the American Tobacco North Deck.

 

American Tobacco North Deck

305 West Pettigrew
Durham , NC 27701
  • Parking Charge: $7 per car (cash and credit cards accepted)
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  • Location: Just west of DPAC
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  • Distance from DPAC: 3/10 mile | Pedestrian walking time of 5-7 minutes
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  • Operating Hours:  Opens two hours prior to show time and remains open through midnight
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  • Description: This is the area’s largest parking deck and a favorite of many DPAC guests. North Deck offers over 1,700 well-lit spaces (w/ LED lighting), located on six levels with three elevators servicing all levels. 
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  • Accessibility:
  • DPAC’s Courtesy Shuttle from American Tobacco’s North Deck

  • For guests with physical or mobility impairments that may limit a person’s walking distance, DPAC operates a Courtesy Shuttle from the American Tobacco North Deck.
  • Accessible parking for DPAC’s Courtesy Shuttle Is located on the ground floor.
  • When you arrive at the North Deck, ask the parking attendant for accessible parking for DPAC’s Courtesy Shuttle and look for special DPAC logo signs with an accessible parking symbol.
  •  Once parked, look for the shuttle pick-up signs and benches. Our Courtesy Shuttle circulates every ten minutes and will bring you close to the entrance of DPAC and will return you to the North Deck after the show.
  • Please note: This shuttle service is not accessible for guests who use a wheelchair. For additional parking options for guests who use a wheelchair, please email us at: [email protected]

American Tobacco South Deck

705 Willard Street
Durham , North Carolina 27701
  • Parking Charge: $7 per car (cash only)
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  • Location: Southwest of DPAC
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  • Distance from DPAC: 3/10 mile | Pedestrain walking time  of 6-8 minutes 
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  • Operating Hours: Opens two hours prior to show time and remains open through midnight
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  • Description:
  • South Deck offers almost 1,100 well-lit spaces (w/ LED lighting) on six levels with two elevators servicing all levels. With the exception of when the Durham Bulls are in town for games, (games take place April thru early September), South Deck offers the quickest entry and exit times for DPAC events.
  • South Deck is also convenient to some of American Tobacco’s best restaurants including Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom and Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers.

Church Street Garage

109 South Mangum Street
Durham , North Carolina 27701
  • Parking Charge: $5 per car (cash only)
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  • Location: Northeast of DPAC
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  • Distance from DPAC: 1/10 mile | Pedestrian walking time of 3-4 minutes
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  • Operating Hours: Opens two hours prior to show time and remains open through midnight
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  • Description:
  • A hidden gem! This is an older parking deck, but offers over 400 well-lit spaces (w/ LED lighting) on three levels with one elevator servicing all levels.
  • Church Street Garage is also convenient to some of our favorite spots for pre-show dining including Bar Virgile, Bull City Burger and Brewery, Littler, and Pompieri Pizza.

Corcoran Street Parking Deck

101 Corcoran Street
Durham , NC 27701
  • Parking Charge: $5 per car (cash only)
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  • Location: Northwest of DPAC
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  • Distance From DPAC: 2/10 mile | Pedestrian walking time of 3-6 minutes
  • Operating Hours: Opens two hours prior to show time and remains open through midnight
  • Description:
  • This is an older parking deck and is a favorite of many for its bright colorful artwork on the exterior. Corcoran Garage offers over 650 well-lit spaces (w/ LED lighting) on six levels with two elevators servicing all levels.
  • Corcoran Street Garage is also convenient to some of Downtown Durham’s best fine dining spots including Counting House and The Durham.