Durham Performing Arts Center earns national recognition

Posted on 01/11/12 No Comments

Durham Performing Arts Center at night

The renovation of Downtown Durham is one of the great growth stories in the Triangle in the last decade. This is primarily because of what was there before, best defined as “not much.”

Certainly Raleigh’s revitalization was much talked about, and deservedly so. After all, it is the capital and more densely populated. Plus, it comes first in “Raleigh-Durham.”

However, what’s gone on in Durham is not to be brushed off lightly. If it wasn’t for Red Hat’s recent signing of a sublease in Raleigh, Durham would be the Triangle’s “king of tech” companies. The American Tobacco Complex is the Triangle’s most sought after business address, without question. And now, The Bull City can add to its list of accolades the national recognition of the Durham Performing Arts Center, which sits smartly a block from the city’s urban core, attached to the back side of the Durham Bulls stadium.

Close to half a million people bought tickets to DPAC shows in 2011, earning it the #4 spot on Pollstar’s national list of entertainment venues. That is only three spots behind Radio City Music Hall and two behind Las Vegas’s Coliseum Theater at Caesars Palace. The Fox Theatre in Atlanta was ranked #3.

We’re proud to have DPAC, as well as Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts, within a few minutes drive of the great town of Cary. Both venues offer world class entertainment and terrific a way to spend an evening in North Carolina.

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