DURHAM – The Durham Performing Arts Center’s ninth season of operation ended with a total of 460,000 guests.

In Pollstar Magazine, DPAC just placed in the top five among U.S theater venues in the 2017 mid-year rankings among reporting venues.

  1. Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY
  2. The Axis at Planet Hollywood – Las Vegas, NV
  3. Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
  4. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, NV
  5. DPAC – Durham, NC

"As one of the nation’s top theaters, we strive to give all or guests an exceptional live entertainment experience,” said Bob Klaus, General Manager of DPAC. “Thanks to the booking strength of Nederlander and PFM, DPAC offers one of the best Broadway, concert and comedy line-ups in America, while Durham’s thriving downtown has great restaurants and convenient parking that help make a night at DPAC an outstanding overall experience.”

"The King and I" topped the list of Broadway shows at DPAC for the 2016-2017 season:

  1. The King and I
  2. Finding Neverland
  3. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  4. Something Rotten!
  5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The theater held 223 events with 93 sellouts in all in the last year.

DPAC opened in 2008.