Updates since this 2016 DPAC article ran . Fast Facts:
  • 3,966,647 tickets sold
  • 1,987 performances
  • 230 full and part time employees
  • No.1 best-selling performance: Adam Sandler on April 13, 2017 (Neil Young No.2’on April 15,2011)
  • No.1 best-selling week Broadway performance (8 shows)- Book Of Mormon, February 18-23, 2014
  • No.1 Best selling multi-week Broadway week
Top Accolades:
  1. Almost 4 Million guests in attendance
  2. Trio Advisors Certificate of Excellence for past 7 years
  3. The International Entertainment Buyers Association (IBEA) nominated DPAC for Theater of the year 2018
  4. Ranked No.2 in Attendance by Pollstar Magazine (2018 Calendar mid-year rankings-Theatre venues USA)
  Original January 01, 2017 Article from the News and Observer: The Durham Performing Arts Center has again been ranked in the top five for attendance in venues its size by three industry publications. DPAC announced the rankings from Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today for its 2016 year that included 108 sold-out performances among its 235 events with 490,883 visitors. “Our top priority has always been to be our guests’ favorite place for live entertainment – and that shows in DPAC’s rising attendance and its ranking as one of the top U.S. venues every year,” said Bob Klaus, DPAC general manager, in its release about the rankings. DPAC was fifth in Pollstar, fourth in Billboard and third in Venues Today for attendance and sales. DPAC opened in downtown Durham in late 2008. The city owns the theater, which is managed by Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management.