DPAC to welcome 500,000th patron

Posted October 19, 2010 3:28 p.m. EDT
Updated October 19, 2010 3:32 p.m. EDT

— Durham Performing Arts Center will welcome its 500,000th patron Friday, some time between 7 and 7:30 p.m., during opening night of Elton John’s Billy Elliot.

DPAC staff will give the 500,000th person a Golden Ticket prize package, which includes season tickets to all remaining SunTrust Broadway Series shows, including The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein (Dec. 7-12) and Disney’s The Lion King (Jan. 4-30).

DPAC reached another milestone this month as it garnered another top honor in Pollstar magazine. Based on 2010 third quarter ticket sales, DPAC is currently ranked No. 12 in the top 100 Worldwide Theatres Venues. It was ranked No. 46 last year.