DPAC named in top 10 U.S. theaters

Posted February 2, 2011

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— The Durham Performing Arts Center is ranked among the top theaters in the country, according to Pollstar magazine. 

The DPAC is No. 9, just above the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 

The rankings are based on 2010 attendance. 

The complete list: 

  1. Radio City Music Hall in New York, N.Y.
  2. Fox Theater in Atlanta, Ga.
  3. Theater at MSG in New York, N.Y.
  4. Colosseum at Caesars in Las Vegas, Nev.
  5. Nokia Theater LA Live in Los Angeles, Calif.
  6. Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo.
  7. Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
  8. Fox Theatre in Detroit, Mich.
  9. DPAC in Durham, N.C.
  10. Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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  • Barf-olomew Feb 3, 2011

    The money is being distributed around the base area of the DPAC. Look at all the resurgence that downtown is having. There are a number of really quality restaurants in and around the theater, as well as at the American Tobacco Complex. As a critic of how Durham spends it money, high taxes, etc..., this one was actually a good decision. I applauded it then and celebrate its success now.

    A great operation! Looking forward to seeing it moving up the list.

  • plp970 Feb 3, 2011

    Its not surprising that Bob Klaus has this venue placed amoung the top 10 theaters in the US. I worked for Bob at what was then called Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek. Under his management, he received more fan favorite awards than any other entertainment facility in the Carolinas and was ranked among the top 15 venues of its kind in the U.S." He also crafted a customer service program that resulted in Alltel Pavilion having the highest guest rating among the largest amphitheaters in the country. Bob always placed emphasis on the total fan experince and sadly the amphitheater has never been the same since Bob left. Congatulations to you Bob Klaus to making this something that Durham can be proud of!

    heaters in the US. I worked for Bob when he managed what was then called Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek. Under his management he

  • 68_dodge_polara Feb 3, 2011

    Have to wonder which other of these theaters were funded by local government money while actual responsibilities of government such as the police department was left under funded?

  • davidbh61255 Feb 3, 2011

    Where's the MONEY??