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DPAC Celebrates Its Biggest Season Ever

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July 11, 2023


Plus, DPAC places #1, #2, #3 and #5 in the U.S. in newest mid-year rankings

DURHAM, N.C. – DPAC officials announced today that the recently completed 2022 / 2023
season was a record-breaking year for attendance and events. From July 1, 2022, to June 30,
2023, DPAC welcomed over 565,000 guests and hosted 252 events, making this year the
theater’s biggest season ever.

In addition to welcoming a record number of guests and events, DPAC wraps up the year by
being nationally recognized as the #1 theater in the U.S. by VenuesNow in their recently
released 2023 mid-year rankings. DPAC also was ranked as the #2 and #3 theater in the nation
by Pollstar and Billboard Magazine.

Throughout the 2022 / 2023 season, DPAC hosted a variety of events including hit Broadway
shows, superstar concerts, worldclass comedians, and special events of all kinds. From unique
solo performances by the biggest names in music, such as Brandi Carlile and John Mellencamp,
to multiple sold out shows from top comedians Trevor Noah and Jim Gaffigan, DPAC brought
the best of live entertainment to the Triangle.

DPAC’s signature series, Truist Broadway at DPAC, also presented the biggest Broadway shows
direct from New York. The season began with Disney’s newest hit musical Frozen and included
the winner of ten Tony Awards, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, the hottest ticket of the season, SIX
the Musical, and six more incredible productions. With almost 17,000 Truist Broadway
members, DPAC remains one of the largest one-week subscription series in the country for

With each event DPAC hosts, the center for live entertainment is committed to creating the
best experience possible for each guest with their legendary red carpet customer service. The
values of quality, safety and service are always delivered with warmth, friendliness and an
attention to detail, which has become a hallmark of the DPAC experience.

Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and
Professional Facilities Management (PFM), DPAC has been nationally recognized as a top-ten
theater in the U.S. for over a decade.

Bob Klaus, General Manager of DPAC, said, “Every year, I continue to be humbled and awed by
the power that live entertainment has to bring people and communities together. This season
saw record-breaking numbers of guests and performers return to DPAC. It’s a privilege to be
part of such a special place and the making of so many wonderful experiences and memories.”

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